Growing up digital – SGVPA October CE Event

SGVPA October CE Event

Friday, October 11, 2019

Women’s City Club of Pasadena, 160 N Oakland Ave  Pasadena, CA 91101

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Growing up digital – The role of technology in 

youth mental health and well-being

 Presenter:  Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Ph.D.

Young people are growing up immersed in digital worlds. Often called digital natives, their technology use has been the source of much optimism but also concern, particularly with regard to their mental health and well-being.  It has become clear that technology presents both opportunities and risks for youth.  While early research focused on extent and amount of technology use, research increasingly suggests that the relation between youth technology use and well-being is complex and depends on the interaction of technology use and users’ strengths, resources, and challenges.  This presentation will describe different aspects of technology use (e.g., digital communication) and user characteristics (e.g., gender) that may be relevant for the mental health and well-being of adolescents and young adults. The presentation will also discuss the legal ramifications and ethical challenges surrounding youths’ problematic technology use.

Learning Objectives:  After attending event, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe current research regarding the relation of technology use and user characteristics to youth well-being.
  2. Describe the relation between technology use (e.g., digital communication) and internalizing symptoms, externalizing symptoms, and substance use among adolescents and young adults.
  3. Articulate the legal ramifications and ethical issues surrounding youths’ problematic technology use that clinicians may face. 

Presenter Biography
Kaveri Subrahmanyam 
is a Professor of Psychology and Associate Director of the Honors College at California State University, Los Angeles Subrahmanyam received her Ph.D. from UCLA.  In 2013, she was a recipient of the Cal State LA Outstanding Professor Award.  Her research has investigated the cognitive and social implications of interactive media use.  Recent research examined the relation between digital communication and well-being; using both daily diary, correlational survey, and experimental designs she has investigated the relation between face-to-face and digital interactions and well-being, sleep, and substance use among youth.  Dr. Subrahmanyam has published numerous research articles and book chapters on youth and digital media.  She has co-edited a special issue on social networking for the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology(2008) and a special section on interactive media and human development for Developmental Psychology(2012). She is a co-author (with Dr. David Smahel) of Digital Youth: The Role of Media in Development(Springer, 2010).  

This is a Lunch Event (optional).  Register at Eventbrite Here: 

Growing Up Digital – Registration Link

Lunch – TBD

*contact with registration questions

CE – the program offers 1.5 hours of credit

CPA is co-sponsoring with The San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association. The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. CPA co-sponsored credit is also accepted by the Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Behavioral Sciences for their licenses. Important Notice: Those who attend the workshop and complete the CPA evaluation form will receive 1.5 continuing education credits. Please note that APA CE rules require that we give credit only to those who attend the entire workshop. Those arriving more than 15 minutes after the start time or leaving before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credits.

Please join us after the program for informal networking until 2:00pm.

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