Assessment and Treatment of Digital Use Disorders

Assessment and Treatment of Digital Use Disorders

CE Credit

3.5 CE for Psychologists, Social Workers, and CHES Specialists

Intended For

Mental health professionals and health educators


Recorded Webinar - 3.5 total hours.


Screen use of smart phones, computers and video gaming has increased significantly. This program identifies what screen use does to our brains, who is most at risk, treatments & prevention techniques available and where to seek additional resources.

The demand for greater recognition and treatment of problematic use of internet and video games has been growing exponentially in the digital age, and will continue to climb during and after the pandemic. Evidence continues to support key similarities between internet and video game use disorders and substance use disorders.

By combining this evidence with the instructor’s expertise as a clinical psychiatrist, consultant, and educator specifically on gaming, internet and digital use, this online course will give psychologists and other mental health clinicians some of the tools they need to clinically assess and treat patients with digital use disorders.

The course is made up of 6 total modules of roughly ½ hour each, for a total time of 3.5 hours.



  • $80 – 3.5 CE credits for Psychologists (nationwide), 3.5 CEs for Social Workers in DC, VA, as well as any state that accepts CEs from sponsors approved in other jurisdictions. Social Worker credit in DC pending approval. Certificate of attendance provided for all other disciplines
  • $50 – Certified Health Education Specialists (3.5 CE credits for CHES) and Students


Location: Zoom Recorded Webinar.

CE and CME Information:  

3.5 CE for Psychologists, Social Workers (as indicated above) and Certified Health Education Specialists. Full attendance is required to obtain CE credit. Participants must pass the post-test to receive credit (Please confirm your state accepts CE from APA approved CE sponsors.)

CME may be available. Please contact us at if you are interested in receiving CME for this training.

Presented by:

Clifford Sussman, MD

Dr. Sussman has been in private practice in psychiatry for children, adolescents, and young adults since 2008 in Washington, DC, where he specializes in treating internet and video game use disorders. He often treats patients with co-morbid conditions, such as ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder. He is also an expert consultant to the Internet and Video Game Use Disorder Track at Caron Renaissance in Florida.

Clinical Objectives:

  • Describe what digital screen time does to the brain in regards to mental and physical health
  • Identify when too much screen time is an issue
  • List activities that can be done to balance screen time
  • Discuss what therapeutic tools are used to reduce screen time
  • Describe what prevention techniques are available

Agenda: Click here to view

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“I thought this was excellent. I learned so much.”
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