Speaker Bio & Presentations

Dr. Don Grant

Special Speaker

Don Grant, MA, MFA, DAC, SUDCC IV, PhD

Dr. Grant is an internationally recognized and award-winning media psychologist, author, published researcher, Doctoral Addictions Counselor, and educator with specific expertise in technology’s impact on mental health. He was the 2022 President of the American Psychological Association, Division 46 (The Society for Media Psychology & Technology), currently chairs the APA (Division 46) “Device Management & Intelligence” committee, co-chairs the APA (Division 46) “Strategic Planning” committee, is an APA Advocacy Division Partner Liaison, and serves as Secretary of the California Psychological Association Division VI (Media Technology and Communication). He designs, presents, and facilitates Healthy Device Management and Good Digital Citizenship treatment strategy and educational training workshops for clinicians, educators, parents, and academic communities. Dr. Grant is a globally respected keynote speaker, podcast and onscreen interview guest, and print content contributor in the field of device-related behaviors, addiction, and media psychology.

Presentations & Workshops

How the Digital World Potentially Reinforces Insecure Attachment in Relationships

In this presentation, Dr. Nosal and Dr. Grant will explain, explore, and expose our newest nemesis, one that is currently swelling to global proportions. We will discuss the positive and potentially negative effects of technology and device use, how our attachment to them may be creating unhealthy developmental bonds with our children and families, and offer professionals some strategies to help their clients to "unplug and reconnect”.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify examples/symptomatic manifestations of unhealthy or inappropriate device management.
  • Be introduced to and instructed on expert recommendations of how to implement healthier behaviors for themselves, their clients, patients, and/or students.
  • Identify how engagement with our devices triggers early childhood insecure attachment ruptures

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