Hooked – The Pitfalls of Media, Technology and Social Networking
Technology is used in virtually every aspect of our lives, sometimes proactively to provide information and help, other times insidiously to implant and harden beliefs or concepts. The combination of an eating disorder and technology in the form of eating disorder apps, online articles and videos, social media comments and images are a powerful mix.
Used correctly, technology can help one struggling with an eating disorder. Used improperly, technology can have devastating and long-term consequences. Dr. Gregory Jantz leads an important and focused review of ways counseling professionals can use technology for good, and ways to safeguard against misuse.
- Therapists and Counselors working with depression and eating disorders
- Behavioral Health Facilities that provide Mental Health and Eating Disorder Treatment
- Attendee will be able to have a solid understanding of online behavior of an eating disorder client and know the dangers and warning signs of inappropriate use.
- Attendee will learn the tools and techniques for using technology with their client to affect positive results.
- Attendee will gain knowledge of the most commonly used eating disorder apps and communities frequented by those suffering from eating disorders.
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An eating disorder is a time bomb waiting to go off. Before you can do anything to defuse the bomb, you must first acknowledge its existence. DR. GREGORY JANTZ