In this episode, Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. David L. Causey shares his experience working with child and adolescent Electronic Screen Syndrome/Electronic Reactivity and Dysregulation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treatment.
To start off the conversation Dr. Causey and Dr. Honaker discuss the difference between psychologist and psychiatrist.
The doctors cover the premise behind cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which Dr. Causey regularly uses in his practice. The prescribed treatment is for helping kids overcome things such as anxiety. CBT became popularized in the 1990s as research showed its effectiveness.
Dr. Causey speaks on ways in which to empower parents through a child’s CBT treatment by giving parents strategies and asking them to try some of their children’s strategies as it helps them support and model.
They also discussed the power of parents being vulnerable with their children to help children not feel alone in the challenges they face.
Lastly, they discuss Electronic Screen Syndrome/Electronic Reactivity and Dysregulation and how for some kids screen time is like putting a toxin in your body that overtime starts to impact you physically, emotionally, cognitively, and neurologically.