Understanding Behavioral Addictions


This is a virtual event, accessible online. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


Recent diagnostic developments have given rise to the renewed conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of behavioral addictions. The official recognition of Gambling Disorder has been joined by the consideration of Online Gaming Disorder and wide range of other potential behavioral addictions from within the “Impulsive-Compulsive” spectrum of disorders. Cyber-porn addiction, sex addiction, Internet addiction, and compulsive overeating are joined by compulsive shopping, hoarding, and a range of technology-related additions to form the rapidly developing field of behavioral addictions. This workshop focuses on the full range of behavioral disorders, each accompanied by videotaped clinical interviews of individuals struggling with these disorders that illustrate key features that are the subject of clinical intervention. Original webcast date: February 22, 2019.

Learning Objective 1

Identify at least 5 potential behavioral addictions

Learning Objective 2

Discuss the relationship between substance addictions and behavioral addictions

Learning Objective 3

Describe the difference between Harm Reduction and Abstinence Models of intervention and their relationship to behavioral addictions



Greg Neimeyer PhD

Dr. Neimeyer is professor emeritus of psychology in the department of psychology at the University of Florida. A fellow of the American Psychological Association (Div. 17), he is also a recipient of its award for outstanding research in career and personality psychology. A previous chair of the executive board of the council of counseling psychology training programs in the United States, Dr. Neimeyer has also been inducted as a lifetime member into the Academy of Distinguished Teacher Scholars. He currently serves as the Director of the Office of Continuing Education in Psychology and the Center for Learning and Career Development at the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C

Continuing Education

3.0 CE
Production Date:


Price: $80.00

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