Psychological Approaches to Creating Healthy Media Habits

Including Social Media and Video Gaming

Psychological Approaches to Creating Healthy Media Habits


Webinar via Zoom

CE Credit

3 CE for psychologists nationwide, social workers in VA and NY (DC pending approval), and CHES professionals (pending approval)

Intended For

Mental health professionals, parents, and educators


Friday, May 24, 1:00 - 4:00pm. Home Study recording will be available if this time is not convenient.

Program Description: 

The rapid development of media technology has created numerous challenges for psychologists, policymakers, parents, and educators. In this intermediate level training, we discuss the use of interactive media, including social media and video games, and how screen use impacts individuals of all ages. This training is designed to help mental health professionals and caregivers apply psychological principles to create more effective interventions for clients and family members.

We identify the multi-faceted outcomes of interactive technology, including the impact on human behavior, emotions, and cognition. Participants will learn to think more critically about their clients’, their children’s, and their own relationships with interactive media. By understanding the basic psychological principles underlying media use, providers and caregivers will more readily be able to identify when problematic use is occurring and create targeted interventions.

Clinical Objectives:

    • Describe 5 basic mechanics used by interactive media to maintain engagement and relate them to problematic play.
    • Apply psychological principles (such as attention, perception, and need for social relation) to conceptualize the impact of interactive media on human behavior, emotions, and cognition, and recognize how these may present in a clinical context and impact mental health.
    • Analyze current research on the intersection of psychology and interactive media and identify gaps in the current literature to better understand the recommended clinical practices

Event Details:

CE Information:  

  • 3 CE: Approved for CE for Psychologists in all states, Social Workers in New York and Virginia (Washington DC, pending), and CHES professionals (pending). Many licensing boards accept CE from APA approved sponsors as well as for trainings approved by boards in other jurisdictions. Please review this chart to see whether your state approves CE for this training.


  • $75 – Individual with CE credit. ($52.50 for early bird registration prior to May 3)
  • $60 – CHES professionals, Non-CE Participants and Students. ($42 for early bird registration prior to May 3)



REGISTER HERE for HOMESTUDY RECORDING. If you are unable to attend the live event, you can register for homestudy. Homestudy materials will be made available approximately 1 week after the live event and will be emailed to registrants at that time.

Agenda: Click here to view

Presented by: Andreas Miles-Novelo, PhD

Dr. Andreas Miles-Novelo is a faculty in the Media Psychology program at Fielding Graduate University. His research focuses broadly on the external impacts on human behavior, including emerging technologies, media, and climate change. He graduated with his PhD in Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction from Iowa State University.

For more information contact:

APA Approved Sponsor ImageThe Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, LLC, is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Ross Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, LLC, is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0105. Ross Management Services, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0701 There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program. 


  • Andreas Miles-Novelo, PhD


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