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MN Advanced Strategies for Compulsive Internet and Video Gaming 3-9-2018
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When: Friday, March 9, 2018
9 AM to 12 PM
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Children's Home Society
1605 Eustis Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota  55108
United States
Presenter: Mathew Meyers, MA, LMFT & Mike Kosim, LMFT
Contact: NASW MN
6512931935


Online registration is available until: 3/7/2018
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Half Day NASW-MN Workshop



 

Advanced Strategies for

 

Compulsive Internet and Video Gaming

 



 

Friday, March 9, 2018

9:00 AM – 12:00 noon

Children’s Home Society

 

 

Mathew Meyers, MA, LMFT

Mike Kosim, LMFT

 

 

Compulsive internet and video gaming is an increasingly challenging problem that affects all ages. This workshop will focus on developing successful strategies for assessment and treatment of compulsive internet use and video gaming, with an emphasis on risk factors and current research regarding technology use and the brain. Objectives include identifying risk factors for compulsive internet use and video gaming, understanding the current research on the impact of technology on the brain, and examining new therapeutic techniques for treatment.

 

 



Presenters

 

Michael Kosim, LMFT

Michael Kosim has ten years of experience helping couples and individuals overcome the stuck places in their lives. Michael has extensive experience with individuals in a number of areas, including trauma, substance addictions, process addictions, self-harm, death of loved ones, end of life, GLBT issues, and severe mental health issues. As an early adopter of the networked game Doom in college, he is aware of the allure of video games and has helped clients identify the appropriate role for games and technology in their lives. After a number of years as an electrical engineer, Mike wanted to have more impact on individual lives and made a pivot in his career to more meaningful work.

 

Mathew Meyers, MA, LMFT

Mathew Meyers, Marriage and Family Therapist with Traverse Counseling & Consulting. He is passionate about relationships and has a desire to help couples redesign their relationships so it suits both partners, improves communication, understanding, and supports parents in reasserting their parental authority when feeling as though they have lost control of their family. Besides his specialties in individual and couples counseling, Matt has developed a treatment program at Traverse Counseling & Consulting for internet/video game addiction, which includes therapy and a support group. He speaks to school, parent and church groups on adolescent development and safe and healthy technology use.

 



 

Check-In or Registration: 8:30 - 9:00am  

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

Pricing (Early Bird/ Regular)** 

 

NASW Regular Member: $55 / $65

 

NASW BSW Member:$45 / $55

 

NASW Student/ Retired/ Unemployed Member:$40 / $50

 

Non-Member: $75 / $85

 

Non-Member Retired/ Unemployed: $65 / $75

 

**Walk-in prices subject to change

 

 

 

Early bird prices end 3/2/2018

 

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