April 14, 2021
Please join us and our guest, Paula Durlofsky, PhD, for a show on Logged In and Stressed Out: How Social Media is Affecting Your Mental Health and What You Can Do About It. Dr. Durlofsky is a clinical psychologist, best-selling author and social media expert, who instead of demonizing social media by taking a one-note, “digital detox” approach, recognizes social media is not, itself, the problem—it’s how we use it that needs examining and can offer tips to have a better relationship with social media this year.
In her book, Dr. Durlofsky guides readers through the impact of social media and its impact on break-ups and infidelities, social distortion and comparison, trauma and triggers, social media binging, depression, anxiety, and other common concerns. She details the whys and hows of creating a safe digital space, cultivating digital and social media mindfulness, applying the techniques of mentalizing while consuming social media, and decreasing social media and digital reactivity. She offers suggestions for how to use social media and digital technology to create meaningful social interactions and improve your screen health and provides readers with practical steps to put these ideas into action.
Dr. Durlofsky is a licensed psychologist and has been a practicing therapist for 18 years. In 2017, she won Best of the Main Line’s award for Best Therapist. Dr. Durlofsky is a member of the American Psychological Association's Device Management and Digital Intelligence committee whose goal is to support healthy relationships with technology through intelligent engagement and modeling positive digital citizenship. To learn more visit https://www.DrPaulaDurlofsky.com.