Internet Gaming Disorder: A Guide to Understanding Video Game Addiction - Tuesday, July 11, 2023

This workshop will be conducted live through an online platform called Zoom. The evening before the event you will receive an email with a link to the Zoom meeting, and other important information. Any updates or changes will be shared via email.

Workshop Description:

Internet Gaming Disorder is a topic that has been identified as needing further study in the DSM-V. Video games play a key role in the current culture of children and adolescents but how do you know the difference between a recreational hobby and the beginnings of a behavioral addiction? This presentation will explore the current impact of video games on functioning and identify the pros and cons of game use. The presentation will also discuss ways for professionals to identify if a client is displaying problematic game use and explore the most recent treatment options.

Learning Objectives
  1. To be able to discuss both the positive and negative impacts of video games on ability to function.
  2. To accurately and confidently cite warning signs of behavioral addiction in relation to video games.
  3. To discuss and critique emerging treatment options for Internet Gaming Disorder.

CEUs: 2 Clinical
Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Location: Zoom
Requirements: Webcam (participants must be on camera)
Presenter: Mary-Kate Harty, MS, LPC

Presenter Information:

Mary-Kate Harty, MS, LPC is the Director of Clinical Services for CTRLCare Behavioral Health. A Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in adolescent and young adult clients, Mary-Kate has worked in several different levels of care including outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, school-based, and residential settings. She has been extensively trained in providing DBT and Trauma Informed Care, and has worked with adolescent clients with a range of diagnoses, including mental illness, substance use, and co-occurring disorders. Mary-Kate has a passion for providing treatment related to technology addiction and problematic video game use. Mary-Kate is considered an authority on this ever-evolving issue and has spoken at several different venues and panels on the topic of problematic technology use. Mary-Kate is dedicated to helping clients, families, and other clinical staff understand and cope with this complex issue.