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December 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:45 pm



John C. Simoneaux, Ph.D.



Describe internet/social media/mobile phone addiction and preoccupation in youth and adults

Assess the professional literature about the impact of electronic media on the well-being of youth and adults

List techniques suggested for resolving challenges to ethics, social functioning, and adjustment stemming from the overuse of electronic media



8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  –  Registration

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

What is the evidence for “addiction” as a model for social media/technology overuse

What do studies demonstrate about the ubiquity of social media and internet use – how has this changed over time

Peer reviewed studies and their implications regarding the use of social media and other screen-related information sources

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – Break

10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Differential effects of social media use/abuse related to age, gender, and other demographic variables

Generational differences and their impact on assessing and diagnosing problems relating to media overuse

What do we do not?  Is this a problem or not and, if so, how do we treat it?

Research generated “advice” from mental health professionals to parents and other family members about screen time and social media exposure.

12:45 p.m. – Adjournment


Psychologists – Professional Training Resources, Inc.  is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists.  Professional Training Resources, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Licensed Professional Counselors – Professional Training Resources, Inc. has been approved by NBCC as an approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5829.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  Professional Training Resources, Inc. is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Social Workers – This program has been approved for 4 clinical continuing education contact hours by the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter, and may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

Substance Abuse Counselors  – approved by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority for 4 clock hours.

NASP – Professional Training Resources is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists.  Professional Training Resources maintains responsibility for the program.

Other Professions – may seek apply for education credits through their respective boards.  Everyone in attendance will receive a certificate of attendance for 4 clock hours.


December 6
8:00 am - 12:45 pm


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Pineville, LA 71360 United States


Professional Training Resources
(318) 443-0845


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Internet Addiction
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