Screen Time and Mental Health in Youth

An Introduction to Current Research and Recommended Interventions

Screen Time and Mental Health in Youth: An Intro to Current Research and Interventions

CE Credit

1.5 CE's for Psychologists

Intended For

Mental health and allied health care professionals, pediatricians, parents, and educators


Recorded Webinar - 1.5 Hours


Are you concerned about excessive digital screen time in your child? Worried that your adolescent or teen is addicted to their devices? Unsure about when and how to set limits? Join us for an important discussion on this hot topic, and learn about the latest research and interventions from respected national experts in digital addiction and mental health.

Find out when to seek help for your child, and what to do when excessive screen time becomes problematic. Our panelists will be addressing whether screens cause mental health problems and how mental health problems may be impacting screen use. Gain a behind-the-scenes view of what psychologists are discussing.

This is a recording of the webinar from 1/05/22. Upon registration you will receive an email with a link to the recording. 

  • Click here to download a FLYER that can be shared with parents and schools


Join us for this valuable homestudy webinar with 1.5 CE Credits for psychologists. Gain knowledge about the latest research findings on digital addictions and mental health in children, adolescents, and young adults. Learn about clinical interventions for treating screen addictions and parent tools that impact screen use from our renowned panel of experts.


In this introductory three-part panel interactive discussion, leading experts Dr. Pine, Dr. Pletter, and Dr. Sussman will provide a brief overview of the current research on screen time and screen addictions. Dr. Abigail Romirowsky will moderate the panel.

The training begins with a review by Dr. Pine of prospective longitudinal studies on screens and whether they contribute to mental illness.

Dr. Pletter then discusses clinical vs. problematic screen use, along with strategies for differentiating between the two. He also addresses parent tools for helping address problematic screen use in children and adolescents, and he describes when parents may need to seek professional help for problematic screen use.

Dr. Sussman rounds out the conversation detailing clinical interventions for treating screen addiction. He also reviews confounding clinical issues associated with screen addiction.

Participants will come away from this training with enhanced basic knowledge of the impact of screens on mental health, criteria for assessing problematic and clinical screen use, parenting supports and guidance to address problematic screen use in a child, and therapy interventions and confounding issues related to clinical screen use.

To receive CE credit you must pass the post-test.



  • $35 (1.5 CE for psychologists, certificate of attendance provided for all other disciplines)


Parents, educators and non-professionals:

  • $10 (no CE credit)


Proceeds will be donated to Beam, a non-profit focusing on Black emotional and mental health

LOCATION: On Demand Recorded Webinar.


This course offers 1.5 CEs for psychologists. CME may be available. Please contact us at if you are interested in receiving CME for this training.




Clinicians will be familiar with how to do the following after completing this training:

  1. Describe research findings related to the connection between screen time and mental illness for the general population.
  2. Identify symptoms indicating if/when problematic screen use crosses over into a clinical impairment and if/when to seek professional treatment.
  3. Describe specific strategies to address sub-clinical, yet problematic screen use in families
  4. Discuss therapeutic clinical tools for exploring and treating excessive and problematic screen use in children and teens.

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Professionals seeking CE credit: Register here. Full Attendance is required to receive credit.

Non-Professionals, educators, parents and pediatricians: Register here


“Terrific presentation by very knowledgeable experts. Great examples were very helpful.”
“I have seen all three present before independently, and I appreciated seeing them all together and the progression of the information. It was applicable to me both as a parent as well as a social worker in a school.”
“Excellent and informative presentation.”
“Overall this was tremendously useful.”
“It was VERY helpful to get some clear guidance regarding overuse of devices.”

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  • Daniel Pine , MD


    Washington, D.C.

  • Adam Pletter, PsyD


  • Clifford Sussman, MD


  • Abigail Romirowsky, PhD

    Psychologist and Director of the SPACE Program

    Washington, D.C.

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