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Friday, August 6, 2021
1.0 CE hour (UPA & NASW-UT)
About the presentation:
The term ‘social media’ refers to websites and applications that enable users to create and share content with others, verbally or visually. According to current research, 72% of the public uses some type of social media and at least 92% of teenagers are active on social media. This lecture will present the latest research on the impact of social media on mental health, factors to consider when thinking about our own and others' social media usage, and possible treatment interventions to target the negative effects that can arise from social media use.
At the conclusion of this presentation, attendees should be able to describe recent research on the impact of social media on mental health and factors to consider regarding how to interact more effectively on social media to increase overall wellbeing.
About the presenter:
Katie Flanagan, Psy.D., clinical psychology. Dr. Flanagan has her PsyD from PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at UCEBT. She has expertise in working with teens and young adults and serves on both the Anxiety & Mood, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) teams at UCEBT. She specializes in treating mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and higher risk behaviors including self-harm and chronic suicidal thoughts.