w/ Michael Dzwil, LCSW and Clinical Outreach Specialist of NY for Newport Healthcare
Over the past year, we have seen more than ever how technology and society have had the ability to keep us connected, but how much is too much? Even though there can be so many great things that come with technology, there can also be many negatives that impact our daily functioning as well as the ability to socialize when not behind a screen. This presentation will target some of the harmful effects excessive technology and social media can have and- more importantly- what we as clinicians and parents can do about it.
Michael is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with experience working in various psychiatric settings including inpatient acute care as well as a supervising therapist in an outpatient mental health and substance use clinic for children and adolescents. Michael has done over 50 presentations in the community on the topic of social media and excessive technology use geared towards clinical professionals, school staff, and parents. He was also a featured panelist in this year's “Humanitech” series and interviewed in Behavioral Health Magazine on the topic of adolescent mental health. Currently, Michael works as a Clinical Outreach Specialist for Newport Healthcare and is in private practice.