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Friendship in the Digital Age
Friday, December 06, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM EDT
Category: Affiliate Programs

Mercer County Psychological Association presents: Friendship in the Digital Age

December 6, 2019
Nassau Club, 6 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08540
Cost of Program: cost includes program and breakfast
• Members - $70, must use Member Discount Code when registering
• Non-Members - $75

Additional Fees: 
CE credits: 3 credits are available for psychologists at an additional charge through NJPA. Fees: NJPA Member $15, Non-Members $25 and Sustaining Members are free. You must attend the entire program to be eligible for CE credits.  This workshop is sponsored by NJPA. NJPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. NJPA maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

8:15 – 9:00 Registration and breakfast
9:00-10:30 Friendship in the Digital Age
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-12:15 Friendship in the Digital Age, continued
Continuing Education Available: 3 CE credits
Presenter: Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore, [email protected], www.EileenKennedyMoore.com 

To Register: Use this link to register for the program - https://mercerpsych.org/calendar  

Level of Learning:
• Introductory

Refund Policy:
• A refund is available if cancellation is received 3 business days in advance, minus a $10 processing fee. If you need to cancel, contact Karen Cohen at [email protected]
• To receive the reduced Member Fee, you must be a member in good standing, and you must use the member discount code when registering for the event on our website. If you forget to use the code, you may request a refund of the difference, but a $10 processing fee will be charged.

To Register: Use this link to register for the program - https://mercerpsych.org/events/list/

Title: Friendship in the Digital Age

The internet and electronic media are changing how kids play and how they communicate. What does that mean for friendship? This presentation looks at three forms of digital interaction that have parallel behaviors in the real world but also differ in important ways from comparable face-to-face interaction: video game playing, cyberbullying, and social media “depression.” It describes recent research regarding children’s online behavior and offers practical guidance participants can offer to clients to help navigate their own or their children’s digital lives.

Learning Objectives:
1) Participants will be able to describe key differences between digital versus face-to-face interaction.
2) Participants will be able to describe possible relationships between digital activity and social and emotional difficulties, reflecting various causal directions.
3) Participants will be able to list at least two ways teens say they are negatively influenced by social media.
4) Participants will be able to list at least two ways teens say they are positively influenced by social media.
5) Participants will be able to describe some similarities and differences in phone use across different ethnic groups.
6) Participants will be able to name two key functions that can be disrupted when teens have their phone on all or most of the time.
7) Participants will be able to describe three broad approaches parents can use to address children’s video gaming.
8) Participants will be able to describe recommendations for dealing with cyberbullying.
9) Participants will be able to describe key research findings about sexting among teens and young adults.

Brief Bio:

Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, based in Princeton, NJ, an internationally published author, and a mom of four. Dr. Kennedy-Moore’s most recent book for children is Growing Friendships: A Kids' Guide to Making and Keeping Friends. She has also written or co-authored four books for parents: Kid Confidence, Smart Parenting for Smart Kids, The Unwritten Rules of Friendship, and What’s My Child Thinking? She is the professor for an audio-video series from The Great Courses, called Raising Emotionally and Socially Healthy Kids, and she serves on the advisory board for Parents magazine. Her blog, Growing Friendships on PsychologyToday.com, has had over three million views. Learn more at EileenKennedyMoore.com or DrFriendtastic.com (for children).

Target Audience: Psychologists and other mental health professionals
Level of Learning: Introductory Level, no prior knowledge of topic required
Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support: None
Proprietary Information: Information presented at this workshop is for the sole use of the registered attendee. Information is not to be shared either physically or electronically with non-program attendees.
Americans with Disabilities Act: Accommodations available upon requests, made at least 14 days prior to the event. Please contact Karen Cohen, PsyD. @ [email protected]