Internet Addiction / Obsession Workshop Outline

Bert H. Epstein, Psy.D.
Oregon State University

Goal: Using an interactive approach throughout, raise the level of awareness of participants as to their potential obsession or addiction to the Internet, increase understanding of why this can occur (especially on the college campus), and provide techniques to reduce usage.

Group size: 3-30

Time required: 1.5 hours


Place: Room large enough to move around


1. General Introduction and Overview (3 minutes)

2. Reflecting On Experience (10 minutes)

3. Assimilation and Conceptualization (30 minutes)

a. Internet Addiction Quiz

b. Discussion on how/why the Internet can be addicting on the college campus

c. Discussion of ways to reduce use

4. Experimenting and Practicing (20 minutes)

5. Planning for Application (10 minutes)

6. General discussion of this process and overall workshop (5 minutes)

7. Workshop evaluations distributed, completed, and collected (5 minutes)

Bert Epstein is a psychologist at Oregon State University's Counseling & Psychological Services.

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