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A Teachers Guide to Gaming Addiction [Webinar]

Professional development (PD) New Zealand (nationwide)

Posted: 06 December 2019
Notice reference #: 1HA3_i

Video gaming is a mainstream part of youth culture and while for many kids it's an enjoyable hobby, for a small number it can develop into a serious problem or even addiction that impacts their physical and mental health.

In this webinar, James draws on personal and clinical experience as well as the latest research to help teachers understand how and why some young people develop problems with gaming, what to look for, and what to do about it.

What you'll learn:

  • The psychological drivers behind problematic and addictive gaming and why some kids are more susceptible than others
  • Effective approaches for talking to young people about their gaming
  • Practical strategies for helping young people develop healthier gaming habits

Target audience:

Teachers who are working with kids who use video games excessively, or in ways that interfere with other areas of their lives.

When: Tuesday 11 February @ 3:30 PM (1 hour)

Cost: $195 +GST per school (Up to 50% OFF for small schools - see full details)

Register now, even if you are unable to make the live webinar, no problem! Register anyway to receive a recording after the event.

About the presenter:

James Driver is a registered psychotherapist working in Christchurch. He has a special interest in understanding and treating problems arising from technology use and overuse including gaming and social media, and his master's research focused on the experiences of people who have received treatment for gaming addiction. In addition to operating a small private practice, James frequently delivers seminars and clinical training sessions on managing gaming and technology addictions and has over ten years' experience as a trainer/facilitator.

Events summary

New Zealand (nationwide)

11 February 2020 – 11 February 2020

Further information

Contact: Richard Dams

 (0800) 737 855

info@peptalks.co.nz

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