This program will explore compulsive, addictive or otherwise problematic gaming. Focus will be on diagnostic and treatment implications and debates as well as barriers for clients and challenges for clinicians. Other internet and technology related behaviors and concerns, which are often referred to as process or behavioral addictions, will also be addressed.
Dr. Aldarondo earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Indiana University in 1998 and an M.S. in clinical psychology from Mississippi State University in 1993. For the past 18+ years he has worked at the University of Kentucky Counseling Center, where he served as one of the clinicians and as the associate director. Since 2012 he has also had a part-time private practice, which will become full-time as of June 2021. Prior to working in Lexington, he served on the faculty at Purdue University and completed his pre-doctoral internship in the VA healthcare system in Pittsburgh, PA. He has also worked in a variety of other mental health and educational settings. His clinical and professional interests include substance use disorder prevention and treatment, healthy lifestyle change, identity development and life transitions, anxiety disorders, motivational interviewing, mindfulness, multicultural issues, interpersonal therapy, therapy supervision, and group work.
*This session is virtual, click HERE to join the session. The link is also included on our website on the "Trainings and Events" page. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the training session along with a passcode you will need in order to join the session*
Please email us know if you DO NOT receive a passcode in your registration confirmation email.