2015 AAPB Webinar 1: Alterations in Electroencephalographic Patterns Associated with Excessive Usage
Presented by Mari K. Swingle, MA language Education; MA Clinical Psychology; PhD Clinical Psychology
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In private practice, excessive use of i-tech (internet and all digital media) is still rarely reported at intake. For many clients however, excessive usage is central in the development and maintenance of the primary disorder or symptom for which the individual is seeking neurotherapeutic services (e.g., ADHD, anxiety, depression, CD, ODD, OCD, insomnia, memory, addiction, marital conflict, etc.). This presentation will present an overview of the phenomenon and what to look for in one's clients. Data from both 19 site QEEG and 5-site Clinical Q's of those diagnosed with Internet Addiction will be presented. Discussion will include cluster patterns, specific frequency deviations, as well as general deregulation patterns found with excessive usage of digital media.
Professionals who complete this webinar will gain:
- Raise awareness of the impact of i-technologies on the brain and socio-emotional development.
- Recognize EEG patters observed in adults liable to i-addiction.
- Recognize EEG patterns observed in children and youth associated with over consumption of i-technologies (gaming, texting, searching surfing , and social media.
Prerequisites: None. Advance preparation is not required.
Mari K. Swingle holds a MA in Language Education from the University of British Columbia (1997), and a MA and PHD in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University (2013). She is a BCIA Certified Fellow and a practicing Neurotherapist since 2000. Mari Swingle works primary with children, adolescents and youth with cognitive / educational and behavioral complaints (e.g., ADHD, dyslexia, processing and output disorders, CD, ODD) and co-morbid conditions such as depression, anxiety, autism, Asperger's, Tourette's, addiction, and attachment disorders. Along with scholastic, psychosocial and psychological complaints many of the young individuals she works with are members of families with most complex dynamics. As such, she also specializes in family systems therapy including couple / parental, cultural, and generational issues. The rise in i-tech usage has directly affected her realm of practice; observably affecting clinical populations seeking psychological services for anxiety, depression, learning disabilities / disorders and behavioral disorders. Accordingly (since 2005), a key area of Mari Swingle's clinical research and practice is the effect of i-tech on cognitive and socio-emotional development; including learning, play, sexuality, innovation and creativity and related quantifiable measures on the both 19 site QEEG and the 5 point Clinical Q.