Screen time exposure is a common facet of modern-day life. In some instances, persons may engage in screen time behaviors in excess. Excessive screen time exposure is common and contributes to a host of short and long-term consequences. A section of this training will examine the impact excessive screen time exposure has on the entire family system. Also, a section of this training will examine how trauma and attachment-based problems can contribute to excessive screen time exposure.

This training will examine the impact excessive screen time exposure has on the entire family system. Other relates topics examined during this training include Internet Addiction (IA), Internet Gaming Disorder, executive dysfunction, self-regulation deficits, internalizing and externalizing behavioral problems, substance misuse, information overload, Fear of Missing Out (FOMO), poor social competence, rumination, self-esteem issues, loneliness, and sleep disturbances.

2CE’s MFT pending


Training Objectives:

1. Define excessive screen time exposure and its related constructs.

2. Examine the prevalence rates, risk factors, and signs and symptoms of excessive screen time exposure.

3. Learn about the neurological and psycho-social consequences associated with excessive screen time exposure

4. Examine the impact excessive screen time exposure has on special needs populations (e.g., autism, ADHD, FASD, and intellectual and developmental disability)

5. Learn how COVID-19 has contributed to excessive screen time exposure

6. Describe appropriate screening strategies appropriate for clients and families impacted by excessive screen time exposure

7. Acquire resources, tips, and strategies to more effectively work with clients and families impacted by excessive screen time exposure

8. Acquire an understanding of the existing empirical research on excessive screen time exposure


Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor, Program Director, and lead developer for the Master of Arts degree in Human Services with an emphasis in Forensic Behavioral Health for Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. Jerrod has also been employed with Pathways Counseling Center in St. Paul, Minnesota for the past seventeen years. Pathways provides programs and services benefitting individuals impacted by mental illness and addictions. Through his work at Pathways, Jerrod has extensive experience working with clients diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders, serious and persistent mental health (SPMI) conditions, trauma and stressor related disorders, substance use and other addictive disorders, sleep disorders, and criminal justice-involved populations. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST). Jerrod has completed four separate master’s degree programs and holds graduate certificates in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), and Traumatic-Brain Injuries (TBI). Jerrod is also certified as a Brain Health Coach, Trauma Professional, Compassion Fatigue Professional, Youth Firesetting Prevention/Intervention Specialist, an Anger Resolution Therapist (CART), a Thinking for a Change (T4C) Facilitator, a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Trainer, an Autism Specialist, Digestive Health Specialist, Gut Health Specialist, Stress and Mindset Coach, Holistic Health Coach, Sleep Science Coach, Sex Crimes & Relational Paraphilic Attachments (RPA), Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider (CMHIMP), and a Problem Gambling Treatment Provider in the state of Minnesota. Jerrod has published numerous articles and book chapters. Email: