Video Game Addiction:
Is it real, or have we given up?
Thursday, April 4th
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Fusion Academy Princeton Campus
116 Stanhope Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Video game addiction is a term gaining swift popularity amongst parents and professionals who deal with children, teens, and adults struggling to tear themselves away from their precious games. Is it considered an addiction, an impulsivity problem, a neurological disorder, or just plain laziness? We will discuss the signs and symptoms of gaming addiction, the distinction between problem behavior and addiction, and how we as support people enable the addictive behaviors. Learn ways to break the addictive cycle, treatments available, and when to get help. Learn who is most vulnerable to gaming addiction and what interventions are most effective.
About Dr. Leeds:
Dr. Stuart Leeds is a clinical psychologist at the Morris Psychological Group whose practice includes individual, marital, family, and group therapy of children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Leeds also specializes in forensic psychology – evaluating and treating juveniles and adults involved in the legal system. This may also involve addictions that trigger legal action and consequences.
Dr. Leeds specializes in working with children, adolescents, and families that are coping with problems of depression, anxiety, behavioral problems, and who are in situations of considerable distress. Sexual and Internet/technology addictions, including the newly recognized “Gaming Disorder” are assessed and treated.
Dr. Leeds received separate Masters’ degrees at the City College of New York, and at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Meadows Campus where he completed his doctorate degree. Dr. Leeds completed a one-year post-doctoral Associate Fellowship at the Institute for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy in New York City. Dr. Leeds has additional post-doctoral training in juvenile offenders and forensic psychology, family in crisis management, short-term group psychotherapy with severe behavioral and pathological disorders, and in working with at risk populations. Dr. Leeds has specialty experience with adolescent and adult Internet and Gaming Disorder addictions, sexual deviance/addiction and offender issues, fire-setting evaluations and treatment, and victims of abuse, including working with very young children and siblings.
Dr. Leeds has published several articles and a book chapter regarding innovative therapy techniques. He has conducted workshops and provided lectures on a variety of topics including: teen suicide, school violence, self-harm, domestic violence, innovative therapies, parenting issues, and various forms of abuse. Dr. Leeds is a member of many professional organizations including The Morris County Psychological Association; The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (local and national); Associate Fellow-Rational Emotive Behavior Institute; and the American Board of Forensic Examiners.