326 – What Therapists Need to Know about the Digital World

Weiss, Robert 2016
Closer Together, Farther Apart

In the 1960s, we experienced the Generation Gap. Today a Technology Gap exists between tech-novice therapists and their app- and device-savvy clients. This workshop will bring you up to speed on what you need to know about the myriad ways in which social and virtual media are changing the ways younger clients think, behave, and relate to others. Learn about:

  • Sexuality and the web: an overview of the world of dating sites, hook-up sites, cybersex, and cyber porn
  • Cyberbullying: a comprehensive survey of how the Internet can be used to humiliate and intimidate
  • How to differentiate social media outlets: understanding their distinctive cultures and users
  • How to distinguish normal from pathological immersion in the world of the web

Note: This workshop fulfills many state-board requirements for training in cultural competency.

Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, is senior vice president of clinical development for Elements Behavioral Health. Speaker, clinician and author of seven books on human intimacy and sexuality, he currently blogs for The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and PsychCentral.com.

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