Internet Addiction

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CE Credit: 1.5

Length: 1 hour

Exam Items: 15

The meteoric rise in Internet access has brought with it a broad range of problematic Internet behaviors. Online gaming, gambling, cybersex relationships, pornography, social networking sites, and auction houses all represent specific domains of potentially problematic Internet use.  This presentation provides an in-depth overview of these, and other, area's of "Internet Addiction", and details the diagnostic challenges and treatment considerations associated with problematic Internet Behaviors.

Learning Objective 1
Describe two competing models of Problematic Internet Use (PIU).  

Learning Objective 2
Identify at least three specific domains of potential Internet Addiction.

Learning Objective 3 
Discuss issues of co-occuring disorders in Internet Addiction.

Presenter: Greg J. Neimeyer, PhD

Greg J. Neimeyer is professor of psychology at the University of Florida, where he has served as Director of Training and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Psychology.  A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, he is the recipient of its award for Outstanding Achievement in Career and Personality Research.  Dr. Neimeyer teaches courses in the DSM, Abnormal Psychology, and Eating Disorders, is the recipient of seven outstanding teaching awards, and has been inducted as a lifetime member of the Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars.  He has practices in a range of community and hospital settings, including his most recent work through the medical residency program in the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine at the University of Florida.