25: Gaming and Addiction: A conversation with Dr. Jason Hacker

25: Gaming and Addiction: A conversation with Dr. Jason Hacker

Episode 25

In Episode 25, I speak with Jason Hacker, Ph.D, an expert in gaming and internet addiction. Jason is a licensed adolescent and adult psychologist with a private practice in Chicago.

Jason's interest in treating problematic technology use grew out of his experience treating a wide range of mental health concerns as a trainee and staff psychologist at university counseling centers in Chicago and Washington, D.C. He recognized a growing trend in students struggling to maintain a healthy relationship with technology. Having moved into private practice, he now works with adolescents and adults of all ages to limit unhealthy behaviors while building healthy coping and stronger relationships.     

You can connect with Dr. Hacker at: jasondhackerphd.com

Resources:

On-line Gamers Anonymous (www.olganon.org): Online community that offers support for gamers and their families. Includes resources for online and in-person meetings.

reStart (http://www.netaddictionrecovery.com): Treatment program for excessive internet and video game use.  

Kathleen R. Brennan, LCPC is a practicing psychotherapist in Chicago and host and creator of On The Blue Couch.

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