Nationally Certified Internet Addictions Coach (NCIAC)
Internet Addictions Coach
Lost Online: When the Internet takes over your life it can be a serious problem, and even an addiction. Limited information is available to treat this type of addiction and more and more people spend more time online than in real life. Have you tried to pry a cell phone from a 15-year-old’s hands? How will they ever post that selfie on Facebook or check in at Starbucks? Even 8-year-olds are addicted to gaming online and spend more time inside in front of a computer, phone, IPad or TV, than outside playing. Addiction to social media is the newest type of addiction that has arisen over the years and it can be debilitating for some. You see the constant selfies, tying self-esteem to likes on a page and even becoming depressed because it appears that other people have more fun or a life on social media. We cover this all plus more.
Internet addiction is described as an impulse control disorder, which does not involve the use of an intoxicating drug and is very similar to pathological gambling. Some Internet users may develop an emotional attachment to online friends and activities they create on their computer screens. We saw this with the advent of Yahoo Messenger and now Facebook (originally MySpace) where an entire false reality can be created (including photos, job, etc) that is not real. Gamers that are enmeshed in the online video games also have this phenomena. We saw the game Grand Theft Auto played in real life in San Diego when gamers started throwing bricks off overpasses and shooting at moving cars.
What is Addiction to social media? Types of Internet addiction include social media (FaceBook, Instagram Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest, etc ) and more. These are chat and post apps that allow the user to interact in a forum that can be surreal and even create a fake persona that the user assumes is real.
Do you have an Addiction to social media class? Our internet addiction coaching class will cover all the aspects of social media that you are seeking plus more. Internet addiction can also include porn, shopping (amazon prime), gaming, streaming movies/tv, chatrooms, dark web etc.
What Is Included in Our Internet Addictions Coach Certification and Coaching Training Course?
Our 36 Hour CEU Accredited Recovery Coach Certification and Training Program Includes:
Two-Day Immersion online virtual classroom (or Live in-person) experience for Certified Internet Addictions Coach
Certified Life Coach self-study component with manual and exam at your leisure. No time limit to complete this course (optional but included in price).
Ethics self-study component at your leisure with manual and exam. No time limit to complete this course (optional but included in price).
Clinical supervision every Tuesday from 10-11 EST for 10 weeks to hone your coaching skills (optional but included in price). Call in via phone or access us via web platform face to face.
Copy of #1 BESTSELLING WORKBOOK of activities.
ALL OF THIS FOR ONE PRICE, NO HIDDEN FEES.
Our Internet Addictions Coaching class will cover all facets of Internet Addiction and how the coaching process is imperative in behavior modification. Some topics we will cover in class:
Compulsion versus Need
Internet Addiction and Porn
Internet Addiction and Social Media: How self-esteem is tied to the amount of ‘likes’ or ‘tweets’.
Social media and cyberbullying (Keyboard Commando)
Social Media and Depression, Suicide (how this is preventable)
Social media and identification of Authentic Self (how people create fake personas) AKA: catfish, or fake profiles or even posting on YELP under false personas.
Social Media and how we have public versus Private Personas
Internet addiction and shopping addiction (Amazon Prime and immediate need and self-gratification
Internet addiction and gaming, (casino, candy crush, etc).
How coaching plays into Internet addiction and process addictions. Utilizing active versus passive listening and more to understand how to coach an individual through Internet Addiction issues.
Coaching: Active verses passive listening
Behavior Management and Moderation
Motivational Interviewing Techniques
Course includes 2 day webinar, 10 weeks of clinical supervision, all exams, manuals, copy of our “Best Selling Workbook”, ethics self study course and relapse prevention self study course. Total hours is 36 hours.