Meetings are now FREE for members who pre-register!
ABSTRACT OF PRESENTATION: Since 2007, and the 10 years prior to it, America and the rest of the world entered into a new era of technology and digital revolution changing in all ways how people function, work and play. This evolution is heading towards the “Singularity.” (Kursweil, 2011) where people will entirely merge with computers. The impact on people, especially younger iGens will be indelible and the far reaching impact can only now be inferred (Twenge, 2016). Adults have been deeply impacted by technology as well, and while not to the negative degree that younger people have but still in ways that can effect the aging process, medical and psychological health. (Alter,2017).
Objectives: At the conclusion of this educational presentation, participants will be able to
- An Understanding of all forms of “Dependence” as it relates to substances and process addictions.
- DSM V categorizations as they apply to “Tech Addiction” under related disorders.
- How individuals are impacted by “Tech Addiction” according to the generation they were born in, differences between Adults and children and the processes which keep each addicted.
- Medical, Psychological, Sociological and Behavioral impact on humans as a result of Tech Addiction.
- Know when to seek Supervision and Co-Treatment
Meetings are hosted by the Thelma McMillen Center
- 8:30 A.M. Registration and Breakfast
- 9:00 A.M. Welcome and Announcements
- 11:15 A.M. Informal Networking (for those who wish to remain until 12 P.M.)
2.0 Continue education units will still be provided. There will be no breaks.
- 12:00 P.M. Meeting Ends/Board Meeting
The informal networking is not part of the CEU portion of the program. Participants and speakers may remain for questions if they wish or can simply network without any structure. You most certainly may announce that you are willing to stay during that time slot to address any questions.
Long Beach - South Bay CAMFT - APPROVAL NUMBER: 56159 LBSB CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LEP’s & LPCC’s. LBSB CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. Course meets the qualifications for two (2) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.Refund Policy: With a 24-hour written notice, a full refund will be provided. With less than 24 hours' notice, credit towards attendance at a future education program course will be provided. Target Audience: This educational program is planned for marriage and family therapists, marriage and family therapy associates, social workers, counselors and/or educations psychologist. Special Needs Accommodations: In the event that special needs accommodations are required, please contact Jennifer Birner at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your need at least 8 days prior to the educational program. Awarding Course Completion Certifications: LB-SB CAMFT monitors attendance with sign-in and sign-out sheets and final course evaluations. Once the participate have signed out and provided course evaluations, course completion certificates will be sent to the email provided. Grievances: The Program Administrator (PA) and Board of Directors (BOD) will handle complaints or grievances and conduct investigations to determine the appropriate resolutions. The BOD and PA will respond within 48 hours of receiving the complaint and will provide timely fall-up to the participant during the course of investigation and resolution.
Dr. Sean O’Hara is a Licensed Psychologist with 26 years of experience providing psychiatric services for individuals seeking relief from addictive diseases and mental illness. As Clear Recovery Center’s Clinical Director, Dr. Sean O’Hara spearheads a multidisciplinary staff of psychiatrists, therapists, clinical social workers, and certified counselors. Dr. O’Hara served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Addiction Specialists and the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) for nine years.
Cory Brosch is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 15 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families providing therapeutic services, developing programming, and overseeing programs in several states. He has worked with a multitude of client populations including domestic violence victims, at-risk youth, substance abuse, trauma, and addiction. In his private practice work, Cory specializes in addiction recovery for substance abuse, sex, gambling, and gaming. He has also worked with a multitude of individuals, couples, and families who are navigating these various problems. In addition, Cory is especially passionate about working with Adult Children of Alcoholics and Adult Children from dysfunctional families. As a certified CBI-SA trainer, Cory practices mainly from a Cognitive Behavioral perspective and includes mindfulness practice into his therapeutic approach. Cory earned his M.S. in Counseling from California State University Fullerton, and his B.A. in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. He became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2011, and used his clinical expertise in his role as a program director and then overseeing multiple programs as Vice President for Phoenix House. As the Program Director at Clear Recovery Center, Cory addressing issues stemming from technology, gaming, social media and internet dependency. Cory is a member of CAMFT and the International Center for Clinical Excellence.