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Course 506: Technology, Life Balance, and Addiction

$800.00
SKU: CVC 432/506

Professor: Andrew Sears

We live in an epidemic of addiction to sex, pornography, online affairs, gaming, the Internet and Facebook--all addictions that are exacerbated by technology. This course is intended to equip students with an interdisciplinary approach to minister to those with  technology-related addictions combining lessons from the disciplines of counseling/psychology, theology, public health and technology. This course will help students to:

  1. Understand the significance of technology-related addictions including sexual addiction, pornography addiction, online affairs, gaming addiction and Internet/Facebook addiction.
  2. Develop relationships and accountability structures to ensure your own sobriety and a healthy diet of media, technology and relationships.
  3. Equip yourself and others with with resources, strategies and technology tools to protect individuals, families and communities from technology-related addictions.
  4. Understand the resources available to get help if you or others you know face issues of technology-related addictions and to be equipped to make referrals and as appropriate help with peer support groups within your ministry context.

Books

Title   Cost

Crouch, A. (2017). The tech-wise family: everyday steps for putting technology in its proper place. Grand Rapids: Baker Books. ISBN: 978-0801018664
224 pages.

  $10.13

Hart, D. A. D., & Frejd, D. S. H. (2013). The Digital Invasion: How Technology Is Shaping You and Your Relationships.
Baker Books. ISBN-10: 0801015294. ISBN-13: 978-0801015298
240 pages.

  $12.37
Total Cost of Course, including Books (at Full Price)   $822.50

Syllabus