This workshop is offered as a 3-hour training for clinicians and is focused on the assessment and treatment of problematic technology use. Given the emergent and rapidly evolving nature of these issues, clinicians can feel unprepared to properly treat their clients. Problematic use of technology is often overlooked and comorbid disorders involving anxiety, depression and attention issues become the primary target of treatment - leaving the root causes unattended.
This workshop provides a framework for responding to a variety of problematic technology uses, including those related to digital media, gaming, Internet use, and pornography. The workshop will discuss the history of problematic technology use, assessment of problematic use, and tools to help families become informed and mindful technology users.
1. Describe the trends and the etiology of problematic use of technology. (25min)
2. Describe behavioral use problems through a neurobiological lens. (25min)
3. Assess problematic technology use. (35min)
4. Describe and apply the main intervention strategies used for problematic technology use. (35min)
5. Develop their own strategies to practice mindful technology use. (30min)
Ozgur Akbas, MA, LMFT believes in the resilience of the human spirit. Wellness is
more than an absence of problems; it is an experience of living life to the fullest.
Recognizing that his clients already possess the tools for healing and negotiating
interpersonal conflicts, Ozgur relies on a sensitive understanding of each individual
client and their potential to develop those tools to achieve their therapeutic goals.
Ozgur is a licensed marriage and family therapist who provides psychotherapy for
teens, adults, and couples. He specializes in trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and
problematic pornography use. In addition to traditional talk therapy, Ozgur offers
workshops designed to translate the latest research findings into principles that can be
practically applied by those who seek healing and growth. Ozgur also facilitates support
groups that focus on topics such as adolescent brain development, brain-based
parenting techniques, and mindfulness-based coping strategies. Ozgur is licensed in the
state of New Hampshire. He holds two graduate degrees from the University of New
Hampshire in Experiential Education (2005) and Marriage and Family Therapy (2010).
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