Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
3.0 CE Clock Hours for MICEC (SW) and MCBAP (RELATED)
Course fee: $50, includes refreshments
Presenter: Mark McMillan, LMSW
Pokeman Go, Tinder, Snapchat and other new social media apps are continuing to impact your client's daily interactions and feelings of disconnect and loneliness. This workshop will address the new maladaptive behavior associated with society's ever-increasing "acceptance" of smartphone and tablet use, either between couples, within families, or in public. This workshop will explore the new phenomenon recently dubbed "phubbing" by the Macquarie Dictionary to describe the habit of snubbing someone in favor of a mobile phone. Are your clients suffering from neck pain, headaches, shoulder, and back pain? Have you assessed for "chronic mobile phone use"? Participants will learn the difference between substance addiction and behavior addiction, learn the latest thinking around this rapidly expanding maladaptive social behavior, and its potential affects on your clients, like loneliness, anxiety, and depression. Participants will also gain strategies, find interventions that can be used to treat FOMO (fear of missing out), "being talked about", and other emotions associated with smartphone and social media misuse.
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