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Addressing Internet Gaming Addiction: The Basics

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Addressing Internet Gaming Addiction in Clinical Practice: The Basics

Join us as Amanda Giordano, PhD, LPC presents on how to address internet gaming addiction in clinical practice.

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Description: Internet gaming addiction is a prevalent concern and is now formally recognized as a disorder by the World Health Organization. Human service professionals must be prepared to recognize, assess, and treat internet gaming addiction with clients across the lifespan. In this presentation, attendees will learn about the nature of internet gaming, risk factors for addiction, useful assessment instruments, and treatment considerations. In addition, the presenter will describe potential motives for gaming, the association between gaming and other addictions and mental health concerns, and the impact of eSports. Attendees will gain a foundational understanding of the conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of internet gaming addiction.  
About the Presenter: Amanda Giordano, PhD, LPC is an associate professor of counseling at the University of Georgia. She specializes in addiction counseling and has clinical, instructional, and scholarly experience related to both chemical and behavioral addictions. Dr. Giordano is the sole author of a clinical reference book titled, A Clinical Guide to Treating Behavioral Addictions: Conceptualizations, Assessments, and Clinical Strategies and co-author of a textbook titled, Addiction Counseling: A Practical Guide. She works to advance the counseling field with rigorous research and has published over 45 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Dr. Giordano regularly teaches addiction counseling courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. In 2018, she was awarded the Addictions/Offender Educator Excellence Award from the International Association of Addictions & Offender Counselors. Additionally, Dr. Giordano has experience as an editorial board member for several prominent counseling journals including the Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, Journal of Counseling & Development, and Counseling & Values. She serves on the American Counseling Association (ACA) of Georgia Leadership Council, the board of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), and is a member of several other ACA divisions.

About Strengthening the Heartland

Strengthening the Heartland (STH) developed through the collaborative efforts of faculty from South Dakota State University Extension and North Dakota State University Extension. With generous grant support from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the mission of STH is to invest in the wellness and prosperity of rural communities across the Dakotas.

The Counseling and Human Resource Development program at South Dakota State University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Prover, ACEP No. 4142. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Counseling and Human Resource Department is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

Event Audience

Public includes SDSU Faculty/Staff/Students
Wednesday, Sep. 29, 2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am Off-Campus , Webinar
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