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Recorded on November 15, 2017

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This presentation focuses on the correlation between impulsive and prolonged use of electronic screens and potential for developing substance addiction. Recent studies indicate a potential link between excessive use of electronic devices and substance addiction as a function of age (with younger children at greater risk). A critical role of the parent-child relationship during early and middle childhood is to strengthen the child’s impulsive control skills. Relationships between parents and children are often strained due to the lack of shared bonding. Participants will explore the link between prolonged screen use, impulse control, family relationships, and risk of mental health/addiction development in children and teens. Treatment ideas will be practiced using application scenarios.

Learning Objectives
  • Explain the impact of impulsive screen use to the parent/child relationship.
  • Apply specific prevention/treatment strategies to increase familial bonds in parent-child dyads to reduce impulsive behaviors.
  • Describe the correlation between early/middle childhood screen use and the development of addiction/mental health issues in adolescence and adulthood.

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Christine Migliara, LMFT, MAC, CAP, CASAC, earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Doctorate in Psychology from Capella University. Working in the mental health field over the past 10 years, her practice expanded to include working in inpatient and out-patient addiction facilities, not-for–profit organizations, private practice, and head of the psychology department in higher education. Dr. Migliara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy specialist in New York and Florida, a National Master Addictions Counselor, a New York Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor, Florida Certified Addictions Professional, and Florida State Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. She is an active member of NAADAC and serves on the Clinical Issues Committee.

Elizabeth Donnellan, MEd, ABD, FT, has been teaching at Kaplan University for over 13 years in the psychology department. During this time, she has worked with many students who were interested in working in the addictions and behavior health field. She enjoys using her extensive experience as a school counselor, mental health therapist, addictions professional, rape/crisis therapy, trauma counseling, addictions clinical supervision and prevention training specialist in mentoring students. Donnellan has published textbooks and articles as well as presented at international, national, and state research conferences. She is an active presenter for NAADAC CEU series, consultant in addiction program administration, and professor of addictions science for Kaplan University.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

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