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DRC - Online Addictive Behaviours – Problems with Porn, Social Media etc (19/10/19)

Presenter: Eoin Stephens

Event Details
The Talbot Hotel Stillorgan
Registration 09:30 Starts 10:00 to 16:30

Dublin Regional Committee: 

Online Addictive Behaviours – Problems with Porn,Social Media etc


Presenters Bio: Eoin is a leading Counsellor/Psychohterapist and lecturer/trainer, who has worked in the area of mental health for over 30 years, specialising in a Case Formulation Approach to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. He is in Private Practice in Dublin and Sallins, and lectures at PCI College where he previously held the position of College President for more than 10 years. He is particularly interested in the area of behavioural addictions and in the relationships between addictions and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression and is Co-Founder of the Centre for Addictive and Proglematic Behaviours and of Dual Diagnosis Ireland. In 2010 he was awarded the IACP's Carl Berekley memorial award for his contributions to the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Ireland.

Workshop Outline: Most of human behaviour now takes place online through websites, apps, forums and social media such as WhatsApp and Facebook. Most of this behaviour is harmless but as in other areas of behaviour in human life there is the potential for unhealthy behaviours and even addiction. Pornography use for instance can give rise to concerns. Other areas of online sexual behaviour can also become problematic e.g. dating apps such as Tinder, Sexting, Chat Rooms, Web cams etc. Social media can likewise be used and abused for sexual purposes but can also lead to non sexual addictive patterns rooted in factors such as social competition, "Fear of Missing out", craving disctraction etc.  When addictive problems arise, a variety of interventions focusing on Cognition, Emotion, Behaviour and Motivation can be useful.

CPD certificates will be emailed to participants after attendance at the Workshop

Workshop Limited to 100 places. IACP Members only. This Event will be open for bookings Tuesday 20th August 19 at 10:00

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