The group follows the psycho-educational model, in which teaching is the main group activity. The group setting also provides the opportunity to meet with other couples who are struggling with the impact of compulsive computer use on their relationship. People typically find this supportive, and they feel less isolated knowing they are not the only couple going through this problem.
The content of the group sessions covers:
- Communication problems caused by Internet and video game addiction
- How to rebuild damaged relationships by recognizing the predictable patterns that contribute to the addiction
- Understanding how addictive behaviors interfere with intimacy
- Learn the skills required to have a satisfying relationship
The group is facilitated by Dr. Hilarie Cash, a co-founder of Internet/Computer Addiction Services, and Anna DiNoto, who is currently studying for her doctorate in clinical psychology with a focus in video game/Internet addiction at Argosy University in Seattle, Washington.
Fees: There is a fee of $25 per session.
For more information contact Dr. Hilarie Cash and Anna DiNoto at Internet/Computer Addiction Services, 16307 N.E. 83rd St., Redmond, WA. 98052.
Telephone: (425) 861-5504
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