Escape from Escape: Introduction to Digital Use Disorders

Escape from Escape: Introduction to Digital Use Disorders

CE Credit

1 CE for Psychologists, Social Workers, & Certified Health Educators

Intended For

Mental health professionals, health educators, and parents/community


Recorded Webinar - 1 hour

Program Description: 

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

This introductory-level presentation will give therapists and educators a basic overview of the clinical assessment and treatment of digital use disorders. This webinar is led by a psychiatrist with over 12 years of experience as a clinical child, adolescent, and young adult psychiatrist, who has served as a consultant and educator specifically on the topic of digital use disorders.

Please note – a more extensive training on Digital Use Addiction is available via Home Study for 3 1/2 CEs. Learn more about this recorded webinar HERE.

Clinical Objectives:

  • Describe why digital technology is so stimulating and why children and teenagers are most vulnerable to this stimulating affect.

  • Explain the effects of heavy use of technology on the brain and behavior.

  • Describe the assessment of digital use disorders and briefly explore treatment options.

Event Details:

CE Information:   

  • 1 CE: Approved for CE for Psychologists in all states and Social Workers in New York, Washington, DC, and Virginia. Many licensing boards accept CE from APA approved sponsors as well as for trainings approved by boards in other jurisdictions. Please contact your board to see if you are able to receive CE for this training.
  • 1 CE for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES)


  • $25 – Individual with CE credit.
  • $20 – Non-CE Participants and Students

** Any participant who registers for this program will be eligible to receive a 30% discount for the more extensive 3 1/2 hour Assessment and Treatment of Digital Use Disorders home study recorded webinar.



Agenda: Click here to view

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.


“I appreciate Dr. Sussman’s presentation style – his ability to explain concepts, good visual aids, clear, organized.
“Good information well presented. Definitely piqued my interest in the longer course.”
“Great presentation!”

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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. 


  • Clifford Sussman, MD


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