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Presenter Preview: Digital Addiction and Psychotherapy

Focus on the Future Session

The Healthy Use of Technology: Treatment in an Outpatient Setting

Technology can enhance our lives in many ways. It can make us more effective, productive and efficient. It also can entertain us and can help us connect with others. Unfortunately, when used to excess, technology can negatively impact our lives. Some individuals are unable to effectively limit their use of electronic media. The excessive use of electronic media can be an attempt to cope with significant psychological problems, such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, or social skills deficits. Dr. Spector will present on the healthy use of technology, including common forms of electronic games (computer, video, phone apps), the Internet (including the use of social networking sites and online communities), and the use of smart phones.

Presented by: Ed Spector PsyD

Dr. Spector is a nationally recognized expert in digital addiction.  Since 2009, Dr. Spector has specialized in the treatment of compulsive tech use in his Maryland based private practice. His work has been recognized via media appearances on Good Morning America, Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, NPR’s the Diane Rehm show, as well as Channel 4 and Channel 5 local News.  He is a sought after speaker and presenter at national conferences focusing on innovative and ground breaking treatments for addiction and mental health as it relates to digital media.  He has consulted with or been highlighted in numerous articles about digital wellness including the Washington Post, the New York Times, Voice of America, The Baltimore Sun, Scholastic Magazine, rewire.org, and Bethesda Magazine.  He resides in Washington DC with his wife, 2 kids and 2 fish tanks. 

Watch the longer version below:

Digital Addiction and Psychotherapy (extended Vlog)

Presented by:

Edward Spector, PsyD

Register today and see this presentation and more like it at Focus on the Future, April 29-May 2, 2024.

Focus on the Future will provide valuable insights on the tools and resources available for effective treatment, prevention, family and financial therapy, cultural issues, community engagement, health care and recovery services.