Andrew Adler, licensed Psychologist and Doctor in Clinical Psychology.
As parents, it seems that we are constantly being warned about the dangers of the Internet. We are told about the risks of social media, messaging and gaming, just to name a few. Recent articles, blogs and news reports strongly encourage us to protect our children by communicating with them regularly about their Internet use, setting appropriate limits and even monitoring and restricting what sites they visit. However, experience has taught us that even the most conscientious parents are generally only modestly successful in their efforts. Our children are clever and the lure of being online is just too great.
An alternative and more effective approach is needed to address our very real concerns as parents. It’s not merely enough to expect our children to reduce their online time: They need a meaningful and satisfying replacement. This workshop introduces a family-centred approach that focuses on helping our children actively engage with us and other family members. With an emphasis on the strong bonds within our families, we can help our children value and cherish the most important relationships in their lives. Most importantly, we will discuss practical strategies to help our children shift from online time to family time.
About Dr. Alder
Andrew Adler, Ph.D. is the director of the Adler Family Centre in Hong Kong. He has been a licensed psychologist in New York State (US) for 19 years. He earned doctoral and master’s degrees in clinical psychology from Yale University after graduating Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University. He taught at Yale University and supervised medical students as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at New York Medical College. In his work in hospitals, clinics and private practise, Dr. Adler has evaluated and treated the full range of psychological difficulties experienced by children, especially those below age five years. Prior to moving to Hong Kong, he was a psychologist in Shanghai for three years, treating and assessing children,
both expats and local residents.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 8 PM UTC
Discovery Mind Educational Organisation
Discovery Bay, Hong Kong