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Treatments for Internet Gaming Disorder and Internet Addiction-A Systematic Review

About the Course:

This course examines the treatment of internet addiction, internet gaming disorder, and video game addiction. It includes: a review of each disorder, pharmacotherapy, CBT-based psychotherapy, family therapy as well as other approaches, and evaluation of other evidence-based treatments.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Treatments for Internet Gaming Disorder and Internet Addiction-A Systematic Review created by Kristyn Zajac, PhD et al. in 2018.

Publication Date:

Dec 2018

Course Material Authors

Kristyn Zajac, PhD

Dr. Kristyn Zajac is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Calhoun Cardiology Center, Behavioral Cardiovascular Prevention Division, and Department of Medicine at UConn Health. Prior to her appointment at UConn Health, she was an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC’s Family Services Research Center and the director of MUSC’s Adolescent and Family Services clinic. Dr. Zajac’s research focuses on the development and evaluation of interventions for substance abuse and mental health disorders among high-risk adolescents and young adults. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the American Psychological Foundation and she has published multiple articles in peer reviewed journals.

Meredith K. Ginley, PhD

Dr. Ginley is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Ginley’s Prevention Education and Treatment of Addiction Learning Lab aims to improve treatment outcomes for all individuals experiencing behavioral addictions or substance use disorders. She has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the growing problem of internet gaming disorder and internet addiction.

  2. Identify associated co-morbidities and associated negative outcomes.

  3. Summarize promising treatments.

Course Material

Course Material

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Course Number 103119
1.25 credit hour
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