Screen Addiction is Going Viral: Digital Use Disorders and the COVID-19 Pandemic

invites you to join us for

Screen Addiction is Going Viral:
Digital Use Disorders and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 7:00-8:00 pm

1 LCSW, LMHC, & LMFT, CASAC CE Available

For teenagers and young adults, The COVID pandemic has resulted in greatly reduced daily structure and increased social isolation. As clinicians, we can expect to see many new cases of internet and video game addiction as well as an exacerbation of symptoms in existing cases. In this presentation, Stephen Dewey, PhD, an expert in neuroimaging of addiction, will discuss the brain changes we are seeing in cases of internet gaming disorder and other digital use disorders. Clifford Sussman, MD, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who specializes in internet and video game addiction, will discuss the challenges to this patient population brought about by COVID-19. He will also discuss the basics of recognizing cases and helping them towards recovery, even during a lockdown. There will be time for a live question and answer session at the end of the presentation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participant will be able to describe the changes seen in the brain associated with excessive screen time.
  2. Participants will be able to understand the major difficulties in managing screen time during a lockdown as well as some effective interventions and treatment options.

Obtaining Credits: Participants must attend the full webinar to receive continuing education credits. An evaluation will be available after the conclusion of the webinar. A certificate of completion will be delivered via email within two weeks.

System Requirements and Specifications: Webinar will be hosted through ZOOM. You have to have a ZOOM account to be able to attend this webinar. Download the Zoom app prior to the webinar or enter through your browser. All participant
microphones and videos will be turned off during the presentation with an opportunity to ask questions through the Q&A feature, which will be addressed if there is time at the end.

New York Center for Living is proud to Co-Sponsor this event with Caron Treatment Centers

Clifford Sussman, M.D.
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist,
Internet and Gaming Addiction Specialist,
Caron Renaissance

Clifford Sussman, MD is an expert consultant to the Internet and Video Game Use Disorder Track at Caron Renaissance in Florida. He has been in private practice in psychiatry for children, adolescents, and young adults for over 12 years in Washington, DC, where he specializes in treating internet and video game addiction. He also treats patients with comorbid conditions, such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. He completed an adult psychiatry residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA, and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Dr. Sussman’s expertise on digital addictions has been featured in several well-known media sources, including the New York Times, HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, TIME Magazine for Kids, Attention Magazine, Bethesda Magazine, and the bestselling book Raising a Screen Smart Kid by Juliana Miner. His most recent live webinar for OperationParent.org, to help parents manage screen time in the pandemic, had around 2000 registrants. As an author of peer-reviewed literature, he is a frequent public speaker.

Steven Dewey, PhD
Director Of Research Education And Training,
New York Center for Living

Dr. Dewey joins New York Center for Living as expert consultant, educator and trainer dealing with the impact of substances upon the adolescent brain. In addition to serving as a consultant to NYCFL, as well as Seafield Center, Dr. Dewey is the Director and Investigator at the Laboratory for Behavioral and Molecular Neuroimaging at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell.

Most recently, he served as a Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. During his 24-year tenure at Brookhaven National Laboratory, he conducted research on the effects of addictive drugs on the human brain and in 1994, he started an outreach program bringing his research findings to school districts throughout the United States.

Dr. Dewey is interested in developing innovative models of addictive treatment and his approach is under Phase III clinical trials across the United States. He completed his education in graduate medicine at University of Iowa and his postdoctoral fellowship in the Neurology Department at Stony Brook University.

If you have any questions please contact:

Araceli Palacios
Executive Assistant
apalacios@centerforliving.org

Audrey Freshman, PhD, LCSW, CASAC
Executive Director
afreshman@centerforliving.org
226 East 52nd Street,
NYC, NY 10022
(212) 712-8800

Karen Curtin

Caron Treatment Centers
Regional Development Director – Long Island
kcurtin@caron.org
Cell: 631-708-4838

About New York Center for Living

New York Center for Living (NYCFL) is a private,501(c)3 non-profit, outpatient addiction treatment and recovery center, helping adolescents and young adults (ages 13-30), and their families treat substance abuse and co-occurring disorders with individual care. We are located Midtown East, Manhattan and are fully licensed by the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

Licensed Social Workers

New York Center for Living is is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Social Workers #SW-0283. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Licensed Mental Health Counselors

New York Center for Living is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0183. According to NYSED, in order to award Mental Health CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

New York Center for Living is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider for continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0084. According to NYSED, in order to award Mental Health CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

CASAC

Program information has been submitted to the New York State Office of Addiction and Substance Abuse Services Education and Training for earning or re-credentialing for CASAC training hours

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