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Friday, April 27, 2018 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (1.5 CE Credits)

Master Lecture:The Social Media Policy in Practice: Hands on Management of Online Profiles & Settings

We know we have to consider various ethical principles when we venture onto the Internet. Most of us are familiar with social media or digital communication policies that address informed, consent, confidentiality, multiple relationships, and the issue of online testimonials. But many wonder how to actually manage your online profiles. What settings should you tweak? How do stop LinkedIn from sending invites to everyone you have ever emailed? How do you add text to your Yelp profiles as a business owner? We will review ethical principles and show how and where you can manage your profile. Internet access provided so you can update your online settings in real time.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the ethical challenges that may arise from engaging in activities on the Internet.
  • Review different approaches and strategies towards social networking and managing your online presence.
  • Explain how to access and use settings on popular social networking sites.

  Keely Kolmes, PsyD is a private practitioner in Oakland, CA. Dr. Kolmes serves on the California Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee and is
the Representative for California on APA Council of Representatives. Dr. Kolmes has published a New York Times OpEd on the challenge of Yelp reviews and has spoken on this topic at the South by Southwest technology conference. Well known for their private practice Social Media Policy, Dr. Kolmes teaches, speaks, and consults on digital ethics issues internationally
and co-authored The Paper Office for the Digital Age with Ed Zuckerman.

Friday, April 27, 2018 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (1.5 CE Credits)

Master Lecture: Internet and Technology Addiction: Identification, Assessment, and Treatment

As mental health providers, we are constantly challenged to stay abreast of emerging cultural issues and difficulties that may present in our offices. Internet and technology addictions have only recently been acknowledged by the DSM-5 as serious problems deserving further investigation.

This presentation will provide practitioners with an overview of the most damaging aspects of today’s technology, present tools for their early detection and assessment, review current treatment models and their efficacy, and identify referral and treatment resources.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the five forms of Internet and Tech Addiction.
  • Utilize a quick-screening tool for Internet and Tech-related difficulties.
  • Identify appropriate referral and treatment resources.

        Elaine Brady, PhD, MFT has over thirty years of experience working with behavioral and substance abuse issues.  She is a Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS) as well as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT).  Dr. Brady was the founder and Executive Director of Net Worth Recovery, Inc., an Internet and Tech Addiction treatment center in San Jose; has authored a number of professional articles and a book (Forged in Fire, 2015), provides consultation and training to many treatment centers throughout the Bay Area, and continues to provide counseling services through her San Jose office.

    Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 11:00 am - 12:30 pm (1.5 CE Credits)

    Master Lecture: Telemental Health: What You Need to Know to Expand Your Practice

    This session focuses on the use of videoconferencing technologies to provide mental and behavioral health services. Dr. Luxton will discuss clinical and nonclinical applications including assessment, treatment, supervision, and consultation, and will address legal and ethical requirements, safety plans and emergency protocols, and the integration of other technologies, such as mobile apps.

    After attending this session, participants will be able to:

    • Describe how to set-up a telemental health practice
    • Describe the legal and ethical requirements.
    • Explain how to integrate other technologies into their telemental health services.

    David D. Luxton, PhD is affiliated with University of Washington Seattle, Luxton Labs LLC, TQIntelligence, Inc., and in Seattle.



    Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (1.5 CE Credits)

    Master Lecture: How To Provide Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy In Your Practice

    Two decades of research has shown that Virtual Reality (VR) is highly effective for exposure therapy, and new advances in mobile technology have created an opportunity for psychologists to incorporate VR exposure therapy in their practice. In this session you will learn how therapists administer VR treatments today and participate in a live VR exposure therapy demonstration. The session will include real therapy

    After attending this session, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the clinical research that supports Virtual Reality Therapy efficacy for treating anxiety, phobias, PTSD, compulsions, addiction, and pain.
    • Identify the categories of disorders that can be treated with VR environments.
    • Integrate VR therapy into their therapy that adheres to best practices based on VR case studies.

    Sean Sullivan, PsyD is a clinical psychologist and author who leads psychology at Limbix. He has an AB from Harvard University, a PsyD from Florida School of Professional Psychology and completed his postdoctoral training based at UCSF. Dr. Sullivan focused his graduate and post-graduate research on technology applications for psychology and has been practicing as a psychologist, using virtual reality in therapy, teaching mindfulness, writing and producing digital psychology programs ever since. He loves tennis, running and relaxing in Muir Beach, CA.

    Jon Sockell is a technology entrepreneur and Chief Operating Officer at Limbix. Previously he worked in marketing leadership roles at KeepTruckin and Medallia. Mr. Sockell has a BA in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis, and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. His hobbies include golf, travel, Warriors basketball, and scrabble.


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