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Technology Overuse
DVD Video
$149.99 USD
$74.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
This item is expected to ship 4-6 weeks after the event on May 8, 2020.
Product Details
DVD Video - 2-4 hours   Instructions
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
5/8/2020 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Articulate the possible impacts of technology overuse on the cognitive development of children.
  2. Implement techniques to assess technology overuse by a child and the issues that it may be causing.
  3. Determine the how to approach sessions with children involving autism, ADHD, and Anxiety.
How to Know if a Child’s Technology Use is a Problem
  • Technology and a Child’s Brain
  • Cognitive Processes Impacted by Heavy Technology Use
    • Impulse Control, Attention, Focus, Organization
  • Assessing Technology Overuse
  • The Argument of Overuse versus Addiction
  • What is the “Technology Use Continuum” (TUC) and How to Use It
The Four Areas Impacted – And Strategies to Deal with Them
  • Behavioral
    • Loss of Interest in hobbies
    • School Performance
    • Withdrawal from Family Interactions
    • Lack of Focus
  • Physical
    • Lack of Exercise
    • Lack of Time Spent Outside/Vitamin D
    • Sleep Problems
  • Emotional
    • Loneliness
    • Depression
    • Self-Esteem/Self-Worth
    • Lack of Emotional Development
  • Interpersonal
    • Impact on Interactions with Peers
    • Understanding Social Cues
    • Bullying
    • Digital Safety
Special Considerations
  • Autism
  • ADHD/Anxiety
  • Pornography
  • Social Media
Challenging Situations
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Violent Behavior
  • Online Predators
Clinical Solutions and Strategies
  • Questions to Ask in Session
  • What is the Root Cause for the Initial Appointment?
    • Is Technology THE Problem or Only Part of the Problem
  • What are the Parent’s Goals for Working with a Clinician?
  • Ongoing Therapy or Treatment Plans
  • Providing Parenting Guidance and Solutions
Legal Issues to Consider


Melissa Westendorf, J.D., Ph.D., is a clinical and forensic psychologist and founder of the Technology Wellness Center. As a clinician, she has provided therapy to adults and adolescents in the community and within the correctional setting. Dr. Westendorf’s forensic practice is dedicated to assessing adults and youth in either the criminal justice system or in civil matters. As a technology wellness expert, she is dedicated to assisting parents, children, adolescents, and adults on understanding the complexities of technology use and the impact on our brains, emotions, and interpersonal relationships. Dr. Westendorf’s legal training coupled with her clinical background enables her to work with individuals who are experiencing the legal ramifications of technology use.

As a proactive psychologist and educator, Dr. Westendorf is a keynote speaker at academic institutions, parent organizations, businesses and community groups, offering preventative tools and resources that educate others on how to manage technology use in a healthy manner. She is the co-author of Unplug! Raising Kids in a Technology Addicted World. She has served on the Committee for Legal Issues for the American Psychological Association and on the Psychology Examining Board for the state of Wisconsin. Dr. Westendorf has been appointed as an expert in high profile legal cases, featuring the psychological ramifications of technology use. Her expertise has been relied upon in a wide variety of articles, podcasts, radio segments, and television programming. She has been featured on NPR (National Public Radio), Wisconsin Public Radio, and ABC’s 20/20. She is a monthly contributor to The Morning Blend.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Melissa Westendorf is a founder of the Technology Wellness Center. She is in private practice. Dr. Westendorf receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Melissa Westendorf is a member of the American Psychological Association.
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