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Empowering Mental Health Providers to Diagnose and Treat Digital Addiction

Course
Virtual
1 CE Hour
Clinical, Diagnosis

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Description

Digital addiction has impacted the human brain in unimaginable ways. A plethora of research indicates clear links between digital addiction and mental health disorders, including anxiety and depression. The United States is dealing with a looming epidemic of loneliness, and unfortunately, the relationship with digital devices has a vital role to play. 

 

This continuing education course is a practical toolbox to help mental health providers nurture their clients’ digital well-being as well as their own. It will be valuable for those wishing to develop or improve the skills vital to thriving in the digital age. Etiology, signs and symptoms, consequences, assessment tools, and treatment modalities for digital addiction will be reviewed. Key concepts in the process are broken down and simplified.

Target Audience
  • Counselors
  • Substance Use Disorder Professionals
  • Social Workers
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Educational Goal

The educational goal of this course is to provide participants with a practical toolbox that can be used to empower mental health providers in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating digital addiction in all ages.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain Digital Addiction, including its causes and the role of dopamine and serotonin.

  • Identify and describe 3 or more signs and symptoms of digital addiction.

  • Explain how to utilize assessment tools and questionnaires to assess digital addiction.

  • Identify 2 ways digital addiction impacts physical and 2 ways digital addiction impacts mental health.

  • Describe at least 3 evidence-based treatment approaches for treating digital addiction.

References
  • De-Sola Gutiérrez, J., Rodríguez de Fonseca, F., & Rubio, G. (2016). Cell-Phone Addiction: A Review. Frontiers in psychiatry, 7, 175. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00175

  • Gupta, N. (2023). Impact of Smartphone Overuse on Health and Well-Being: Review and Recommendations for Life-Technology Balance. Journal of Applied Sciences and Clinical Practice 4(1):p 4-12 https://journals.lww.com/jasc/fulltext/2023/04010/impact_of_smartphone_overuse_on_health_and.2.aspx

  • Gupta, N. (2023). Impact of Smartphone Overuse on Health and Well-Being: Review and Recommendations for Life-Technology Balance. Journal of Applied Sciences and Clinical Practice 4(1):p 4-12 https://journals.lww.com/jasc/fulltext/2023/04010/impact_of_smartphone_overuse_on_health_and.2.aspx

Clinical
Diagnosis
Counselors

TPN.health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7267. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. TPN.health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LPCCs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LPCCs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0220.

Substance Use Disorder Professionals

This course has been approved by TPN.health, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #198061, TPN.health is responsible for all aspects of the programming. Counselor Skill Group: Legal, Ethical and Professional Development.

Social Workers

TPN.health, #1766, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 03/31/2022 – 03/31/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 1 continuing education credit.

 

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LCSWs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC 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-0654.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. TPN.health is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs. TPN.health maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

 

Trusted Provider Network, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0097.

CE Policy
This course is fiscally sponsored by MHM365. There may be potential biases or conflicts of interest inherent to this relationship, and it must be disclosed to participants. These conflicts of interest have no bearing on the course content and have been resolved.
Nidhi Gupta, MD

Dr. Nidhi Gupta is a pediatric endocrinologist and an award-winning researcher. She has been a featured speaker on several podcasts, including The BMJ, Switch4good, The Daily Huddle, and How It’s Done. Dr. Gupta has authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and essays.

 

Dr. Gupta completed medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India. She completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit and pediatric endocrinology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Upon graduating, she was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for 4 years, where she was the director of the Pediatric Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes Clinic.

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