The Digital World & Social Media: Understanding and Working with Families and Adults

  • June 26, 2020
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Online via live-streaming


  • Current associate or retired VTMHCA member
  • Current clinical member of VTMHCA - thank you for being a valued member!
  • Discounted rate for members who are active graduate level counseling students
  • Licensed as LCMHC, LICSW, LMFT, Psychologist, etc. and are not VTMHCA members
  • Active graduate level students, rostered clinicians, and retired clinicians who are not VTMHCA members. Or other members of general public who are not VTMHCA members.
  • Active VTMHCA Board Members -thank you for your service!

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VTMHCA's early summer workshop

The Digital World & Social Media: Understanding and Working with Families and Adults

(event cosponsored by Vermont Psychological Association)

Speaker: Dr. Michael Osit, Clinical Psychologist/Author

UPDATE: Location: (two options to choose from!)

Colchester, Vermont (in-person)

Your office/home (live-stream via internet)

** Due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions, the speaker is unable to fly into Vermont to offer the workshop in-person, therefore we will only be able to offer the workshop online, via live-stream.**

Workshop description:

Digital devices and social media are embedded in our lives.  They are not just a conduit in our culture, they define our culture.  The unique and clinical issues screens are having on child development, parenting, family functioning, and adult relationships will be presented.  Clinicians now need to be equipped with a unique understanding and strategic clinical approaches in working with 21st Century clients.

Objectives - By the end of the program participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least 3 developmental issues that screens and social media impact child development in the digital age. 
  • Identify at least 5 clinical interventions to help 21st Century parents. 
  • Identify unique clinical strategies in working with today’s youth.  
  • Understand how screens and social media affect self-esteem in adults. 
  • Identify at least 3 ways screens and social media impact social relationships. Identify unique strategies in working with adults and couples immersed in the digital world. 


  • 6 - CEU's will be given for this workshop for LCMHCs, LMFTs, LICSWs, and Psychologists 
  • Event will be live-streamed on the internet, which means you have the option of attending online or in-person

The live-stream option will allow you to:

  • Watch the event as if you are in the room with the speaker
  • Interact with the speaker and fellow participants
  • Not have to drive to the event
  • Continue social distancing while not having to worry about the event being cancelled due to coronavirus
  • Enjoy the workshop from the comfort of your favorite comfy chair while eating your own snacks and not having to share those snacks nor feel guilty for not sharing!

Registration fees:

  • VTMHCA Clinical members - $150

  • VTMHCA Associate & retired members - $100

  • VTMHCA Student members - $50

  • Non-member licensed clinicians - $195

  • Non-member student, rostered & retired clinicians - $120 


  • Current VTMHCA board members receive 50% discount! (consider joining the board to get discounted CEUs!) 

  • Group discount available - A group of 3 or more registering from the same organization will be eligible to receive a discount of $10 per registrant. Please inquire about how to take advantage of this discount.

  • A limited number of half price scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please inquire about available scholarships. 

(registration fees are payable online with credit card or mail a check)

Workshop schedule:

Check-in & registration is at 8:30 a.m.

9:00 Focus on Children/Adolescents/Families/Parenting
12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:00 Focus on Adults and Screens and Social Media
4:30 Program Ends

Workshop presenter:

Dr. Michael Osit is a practicing psychologist with over 40 years of experience working with children, adolescents, families, adults, and couples.  Dr. Osit is a frequent presenter, using an info-tainment format, to psychological, educational, and parenting organizations both locally and nationally on a wide variety of topics.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Osit is the author of Generation Text: Raising Well Adjusted Kids In An Age Of Instant Everything (Amacom, 2008), which was awarded “Best Book of the Year” by Instructor Magazine, and was one of 5 finalists out of 440 books reviewed for the 13th Annual Books For Life Awards in the category of "Parenting."  His most recent book is entitled The Train Keeps Leaving Without Me: A Guide To Happiness, Freedom, and Self-Fulfillment  (Creative Publishing, 2016).  Dr. Osit also writes a monthly health psychology column called “Mind the Mind" in a New Jersey publication, and has had a strong media presence appearing on local, national, and cable TV shows.  Additionally, he has been interviewed in the print media for magazines such as Parenting, Women’s Day, Better Homes & Gardens, Self, and Parade.

Other info:

  • If you are mailing registration and payment, make check payable to VTMHCA and mail to: VTMHCA, PO Box 1132, White River Junction, VT 05001
  • If you have any questions, contact VTMHCA Executive Director, Phil Prothero at (802) 356-1731 or 

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