Course Summary

Practice Level: Advanced

This course examines how you can identify, assess, and treat Internet addiction in the most effective manner. Internet use has become an integral part of our daily lives, but at what point does Internet use become problematic? What are the different kinds of Internet addiction? And how can professionals best help clients? Internet addiction refers to a range of behavioral problems, including social media addiction and Internet gaming disorder.

Course Format

This course is based on a book that can be purchased here and a posttest. When you’re ready, purchase the test by clicking the “Add To Cart” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • define Internet Addiction
  • identify a disorder which co-occurs with Internet Addiction
  • describe assessment of Internet Addiction
  • discuss group therapy for Internet Addiction

Course Syllabus

  • Description of Internet Addiction
  • Theories and Models of Internet Addiction
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Indications of Internet Addiction
  • Treatment of Internet Addiction


Daria J. Kuss, PhD

Daria J. Kuss, PhD, is a chartered psychologist, chartered scientist, and program leader of the new MSc Cyberpsychology at Nottingham Trent University, UK. She is an award-winning author and internationally recognized expert on Internet addiction, and is regularly invited to deliver keynotes on her research around the world.

Halley Pontes

Halley M. Pontes, PhD, is a chartered psychologist (CPsychol) and founder of the Portuguese Society of Behavioral and Technological Addictions. He is a lecturer in psychology and his main research interest relates to the issue of psychometric assessment of behavioral addictions (e.g., Internet addiction, Internet gaming disorder, and social networking addiction). Dr. Pontes has published over 70 refereed studies, including empirical studies, book chapters, and conference presentations.

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