Power Down & Parent Up: Screen Dependence and Raising Tech-Healthy Children

  • Fri, October 13, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • RAP foundation 41550 Eclectic Street, Palm Desert, CA 92260


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Desert CAMFT presents

"Power Down & Parent Up: Screen Dependence and Raising Tech-Healthy Children"


Holli Kenley, M.A., MFT (CA 39156)

Co-Sponsored by 

Solar Mental Health


October 13, 2017

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Continental Breakfast provided

at the

RAP Foundation

Room 103

41550 Eclectic Street

 Palm Desert, CA 92260

3 CE's

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Course Description

“Many parents sense intuitively that electronic screen activity has unwanted effects on their children’s behavior and mood, but are unsure what to do about it.”(Dunkley, 2015). “Parents and teens are both affected by the influences of our screen-saturated lives, but young people experience the effects with ferocious intensity.” (Koch, 2015). 

With a thorough investigation of electronic consumption and of current research validating the consequences of interactive and passive screen-time on developing children as well as on adult populations, participants will also examine effective interventions.


Based on current research and published works on screen dependence, this workshop will:

i. Present background knowledge on the following: introduction to how and why this topic is of clinical relevance and therapeutic importance; explanation of new clinical vocabulary and review of related terminology; identification of limitations of research.

ii. Present research-based evidence of neurological, physiological, emotional, psychological, relational and behavioral manifestations as the result of both interactive and passive screen time.

iii. Present tools for assessment and intervention with individuals, with an emphasis on children, and with families.

Learning Objectives

i. Participants will be able to describe and discuss background knowledge on screen dependence including the following: clinical relevance and therapeutic importance; new clinical vocabulary as well as a review of terminology in association with presenting pathology and symptomatology; and limitations to research.

ii. Participants will be able to describe and discuss the most common neurological, physiological, emotional, psychological, relational or social, and behavioral manifestations as the result of interactive and passive screen-time.

iii. Participants will be able to identify and articulate how the following occurrences are directly correlated to interactive and/or passive connectedness with electronic devices: frequent misdiagnosis of presenting symptomatology, the exacerbation of existing pathology, and the creation of new pathology.

iv. Participants will be able to compare and contrast the symptoms/manifestations of Electronic Screen Syndrome (Dunkley, 2015) with presenting symptomatology of other clinical disorders and evaluate their respective therapeutic implications and considerations.

v. Participants will be able to describe research-based interventions for addressing health consequences and concerns of screen dependence for individual clients and families.



This course meets the qualifications for three (3) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Completion certificates will be awarded for full attendance of the event. 
Course evaluations are required to obtain the completion certificate.

The Desert Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists (Provider #62275) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs.  The Desert Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for the course and its content.

[This venue is ADA acceptable.  
If you have any special needs, please call 760-346-4606
 at least 7 days prior to the event.]

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