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Course 506: Technology, Life Balance, and Addiction

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.


Title   Cost

Young, Kimberly S., and Cristiano Nabuco de Abreu, eds. Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment. 1st ed. Wiley, 2010. ISBN: 978-0470551165
312 pages.


Hart, D. A. D., & Frejd, D. S. H. (2013). The Digital Invasion: How Technology Is Shaping
You and Your Relationships
. Baker Books. ISBN: 978-081015298. ISBN: 978-0801015298
240 pages.

Total Cost of Course, including Books (at Full Price)   $945.48