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Diagnosis and Treatment of Gaming Use Disorder

Diagnosis and Treatment of Gaming Use Disorder
A Recorded Webinar
Recorded on Wednesday, May 10, 2023

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Gaming use disorder has become a widely discussed topic in recent years. It has left many clinicians scrambling for methods to treat this complex disorder. This presentation will describe the signs and symptoms of gaming use disorder. It will also highlight the developmental skills those suffering from gaming use disorder are missing and treatment methods to help them arrest this disorder by gaining these skills. Finally, this presentation will list and analyze the other disorders which often co-occur with gaming use disorder.
Learning Objectives
  • The participant will be able to describe the eight diagnostic criteria of gaming use disorder.
  • The participant will be able to list three developmental skills those with gaming use disorder will need to develop.
  • The participant will be able to list and analyze the disorders that commonly co-occur with gaming use disorder.

Jeremy Eberle, LIMHP, CDGC, LADC

Jeremy Eberle, LIMHP, CDGC, LADC, of Lincoln, NE, is a Licensed Therapist who has been providing services to individuals, groups, couples, and families since 2010. In 2017, Eberle was the lead researcher in a study focused on the prevalence of fantasy sports among Nebraska college students. These findings were presented at the National Gambling Conference in Portland, Oregon in July 2017, as well as at other conferences throughout the country. In July 2020, Eberle joined services with Janet Johnson, LIMHP, CDGC, LADC, LPC, successfully establishing Alternative Avenues in Lincoln, Nebraska. His current area of interest is the intersection between gambling use disorder and gaming use disorder, as these two disorders appear to share a great deal of similarity and comorbidity.
Janet L. Johnson, LIMHP, CDGC, LADC, LPC

Janet L. Johnson, LIMHP, CDGC, LADC, LPC, has been working as a counselor for the past 16 years. In 2005, Johnson obtained her Master’s degree in Counseling, as well as her Gambling Certification. She focuses on mental health, addictions, and gambling disorders. In October of 2019, Johnson won the Nebraska Counseling Association Counselor of the Year Award. In 2020, Johnson and her associate, Jeremy Eberle, LIMHP, CDGC, LADC, began their private practice, Alternative Avenues, located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Johnson’s clientele consists of individuals, families, youth, and adults, specializing in serving couples and family members affected by addictions.

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Beginning and Intermediate
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Who Should Attend
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.
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