The Impact of Technology on Child and Adolescent Development and Functioning | Online Workshop | 11 Sep 2020 | 08:30–15:30

R1,050.00 incl. Vat

Date: 11 September 2020

Time: 08:30 – 15:30

Venue: Online (Vista Academy’s Online Learning Space via BigBlueButton)

Presenter: Elsa Struwig

HPCSA: 6 general CEUs (educational, counselling and clinical psychologists; psychometrists and registered counsellors)
SACSSP: 4 CPD points

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NB: The attainment of CEUs or CPD points does not license any professional to practise outside of their scope or competency. CPD training is intended to broaden the knowledge of professionals and does not constitute professional training. The responsibility to practise within their relevant scope remains with the professional, regardless of what CPD training they attend. 

The opinions and views expressed in this webinar are those of the independent presenter and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of Vista Academy and its employees or trustees.

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It is a well-known fact that technology is here to stay, and along with it comes new challenges in the mental health field. There is still very little research on the effect of information technology (IT) on the emotional and social well-being of children and the results are not consistent. It is, however, evident that IT confronts parents, children and professionals with dilemmas of which the impact can be detrimental.

During this live online workshop, the effect and challenges on young children and adolescents will be looked at. Content which will be addressed includes the effects of the use of technology on the functioning of the child, as well as risk factors which might present.

This presentation will aid in the participants’ understanding of the challenges, as well as advantages, of technology. Various techniques will be presented to the participants to handle the relevant challenges, for example cyber bullying and sexual exploitation, however the delegates will also be presented with creative intervention strategies to utilise technology as a therapeutic tool.