Dr. Kimberly Young has developed the first empirically-based treatment plan for Internet addiction. Her research has shown CBT-IA © is effective for curing various forms of Internet-related problems. Dr. Young is a licensed psychologist and an internationally known expert on Internet addiction. She founded the Center for Internet Addiction in 1995 and is nationally-known speaker, author, and researcher. She has written numerous articles, book chapters, and books on Internet addiction including Caught in the Net, the first to identify Internet addiction, Tangled in the Web, Breaking Free of the Web: Catholics and Internet Addiction, and Internet addiction: A Handbook and Guide for Evaluation and Treatment. She is a professor at St. Bonaventure University and her work has been widely featured in the media such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, CNN, CBS News, Fox News, Good Morning America, and ABC’s World News Tonight. She has received the Psychology in the Media Award from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the Alumni Ambassador Award for Outstanding Achievement from Indiana University at Pennsylvania. She is a topic expert on GoodTherapy.org and serves on the board for The Internet Group and the Network for Internet Investigation and Research in Australia.
She has served as an expert witness regarding her research including the Child Online Protection Act Congressional Commission. She has been an invited keynote at dozens of universities and conferences including the European Union of Health and Medicine, the International Conference on Digital Culture, the US Army War College, and the First International Congress on Internet Addiction in Zurich in 1999. Dr. Young serves on the editorial board of CyberPsychology & Behavior, the American Journal of Family Therapy, and the International Journal of Cyber Crime and Criminal Justice. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and she founded of the first inpatient clinic for Internet Addiction recovery at the Bradford Regional Medical Center in 2013.
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