Educational Seminars and Professional Workshops

Over the last 12 years Dr. Greenfield has presented over 50 public lectures, professional workshops and educational seminars on the topics of Internet Addiction, The Impact of Technology, Technology and Stress and other high-tech addictions, including Cybersex, Pornography, Gambling and Video and Computer Gaming. Dr. Greenfield is available for a variety of educational seminars and professional workshops on a range of Internet and Digital Media Technology topics.

Professional Training on Internet Addiction and Technology-Enabled Problems

This workshop is offered as a three hour and full day training for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Mental health Professionals and Addictions Counselors in the assessment and treatment of on-line addictions. The workshop also covers the use and abuse of digital devices such as smartphones, cell phones, video game consoles and portable gaming/music devices. Special attention will be paid to the most common forms of Internet and Digital problems, such as sex (including pornography and cybersex), gaming (including MMPORG’s, game consoles and handheld devices) and on-line gambling. Other issues to be covered will include shopping, auctioning, excessive emailing and compulsive surfing.

Professional training lecture topics include:

  • Violence, Risk and Potential Danger on the Internet and Digital Media
  • Internet and Digital Technology Addiction: A Clinical Perspective for Mental Health and Addiction Professionals
  • Virtual Addiction and Generation D: Our Youth in the Age of the Internet and Digital Media
  • Cybersex, Internet and On-line Pornography Use and Abuse
  • Our Need to Stay Connected: Is Texting an Addiction and What Challenges Does that Present to the Traffic Safety Community?
  • Games People Play: Considerations for Computer, Internet and Video Gaming
  • Caught in the Web: How Internet, Smartphone and Digital Media Use and Abuse Impacts our Lives
  • The Net Effect: The Shadow Side of Digital Technology
  • Treatment of Internet-Enabled Compulsive Sexual Behavior on Marital and Significant Relationships
  • Compulsive Internet Use in the Workplace: When Non-Work Related Internet Use is Too Much
  • How Technology Causes Excessive Stress and Decreases Workplace Productivity

SafetyNet (R) Community Educational Programs

A program designed to educate parents, teachers and educators on Internet, computer, and digital technology abuse and safety. Topics include:

  • Education of parents and guardians on all the current digital technologies. Avoid having your children know more than you do!

  • How to protect children and adolescents from potentially dangerous or harmful situations.

  • How to set and enforce appropriate limits and boundaries on all Screen Technologies – cell phones, music players, computers, IM/Text and portable gaming devices.

The Business of Technology

This program is designed to educate employers and managers on the issues associated with the use and abuse of all digital technologies, including the Internet, smartphones and other similar devices. Special attention will be paid to managing technology abuse and addiction, EAP considerations and educational and preventative measures to decrease Internet and computer abuse in the workplace.

Recent 2014 Workshop in Singapore
Virtual Addiction: Gaming and Internet Addictions

singapore photoIn February, 2014, Dr. Greenfield gave a 3-Day training program to doctors and staff therapists at the National Addictions Management Service (NAMS), National Hospital, Institute of Mental Health, Singapore.

Here is an outline of the workshop agenda for Virtual Addiction: Internet, Cybersex, and Gaming Addictions.

  • Greenfield’s Professional Background and the History and Development of the Emerging Field of Internet and Digital Media Use, Abuse and Addiction.
  • What makes Internet, Digital Media and Gaming Technologies so Addictive? (Part I)
  • What makes Internet, Digital Media and Gaming Technologies so Addictive? (Part II)
  • When Does Internet and Digital Media Use and Abuse Become an Addiction?
  • Assessment and Diagnosis of Internet, Digital Media, Gaming and Smartphone Use
  • Differential Diagnosis and Psychiatric Co-Morbidity
  • Signs and Symptoms of Internet and Digital Media Addictions: Normal Versus Pathological Use
  • Brief Review of Psychiatric, Addictionology and Neurobiological Research on Internet, Gaming and Digital Media Addiction
  • Treatment Issues, Techniques and Strategies – Part I
  • Treatment Issues, Techniques and Strategies – Part II
  • Treatment Techniques and Strategies: Educational and Therapeutic Issues with Parents and Families
  • Monitoring, Blocking and Filtering Issues: Setting limits, Boundaries and Consequences

Other Workshop Topics

Dr. Greenfield provides educational seminars and professional workshops on a range of Internet and technology-related topics, including:

  • The Web @ Work: How Internet Abuse and Addiction Can Decrease Job Performance and Productivity
  • How the Internet and Digital Media Technology is Impacting Our Colleges and Universities.
  • Our Digital Youth Culture: Texting, Sexting and IM
  • Chatting or Cheating: Cybersex, Virtual affairs and Real-Time Infidelity
  • The Future of the Internet: How It Has Changed the Way We Live, Love and Work
  • Virtual Addiction: Attraction or Affliction of the Digital Age – A Workshop for Mental Health, Addictions and Employee Assistance Professionals
  • Lost in Cyberspace: Why Are Kids Spending So Much Time On-line?
  • Digital Distraction: How to Stay Sane in a Tech Stressed World.
  • Conscious Computing: How to Manage Your Technology So It Doesn’t Manage You
  • The Internet and Marriage: Is There Room for Both?


Call or email us now for more information as well as for a list of our previous lectures and references

The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction is at 860-561-8727.