Newport Hospital presents behavioral health speaker on internet addiction

October 22, 2019

A timely symposium on behavioral healthcare – “Innovations in Addiction Treatment: Epidemiology and Etiology of Internet Behavior” -- will be held in Newport on Nov. 18 and feature a leading authority on internet addiction.

The workshop, which is free and open to the public, is being presented by Newport Hospital in collaboration with The Gruben Charitable Foundation and Salve Regina University. The event, to be held at Salve, is aimed at professionals seeking continuing education credits but is also appropriate for anyone with an interest in internet addiction.

The workshop will feature David Greenfield, PhD, MSCP, founder and medical director of the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is an expert on behavioral addiction medicine who lectures internationally and has appeared frequently on television and in numerous publications. 

Dr. Greenfield will discuss issues associated with internet addiction and internet use disorder. He will explain how certain aspects of the internet and smartphones promote mood-altering behaviors such as compulsive use and addictive patterns. 

Approved for credits from Rhode Island Mental Health Counselors Association and NAADAC (the Associations for Addiction Professionals). This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Criteria and Policies of the Rhode Island Medical Society (RIMS) through the joint providership of Rhode Island Hospital and Newport Hospital. Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

For physicians: Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For psychologists: Rhode Island Hospital is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Rhode Island Hospital maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Pending approval to provide credits from the Rhode Island Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers and the Northeast Multistate Division. Program is approved by the public school districts of Portsmouth,, Middletown and Newport.

Check-in is at 5:30 and workshop will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 18 at Salve’s Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Building, 36 Ochre Point Ave. To register, visit or call (401) 845-1502.

Richard Salit

Senior Public Relations Officer
The Miriam Hospital, Newport Hospital, Gateway Healthcare