Internet Addiction Screenings
Confidential Telephonic Internet Addiction Screenings (TIAS) are being offered by a New York psychologist and author of the Information Age Forensic construct, iPredator. Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., a New York State licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, is available to conduct telephonic sessions with those seeking to assess if they, their child, loved one or associate is experiencing problematic internet usage.
Internet Addiction (aka iAddiction) describes an online user’s potential to become compulsive dependent upon the internet and other forms of Information and Communications Technology. Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D. C.F.C., a New York State licensed psychologist and author of the Information Age Forensics construct, iPredator, has developed a diagnostic screening tool, Internet Addiction Risk Checklist (IARC), to assess if a child or adult online user is engaging in pathological internet use. Along with the IARC, if previously completed, Dr. Nuccitelli conducts telephonic internet addiction screenings offering his professional advice on an effective course of action.
Although there is an ongoing controversy among healthcare professionals and organizations regarding the existence of a formal internet addiction disorder, the reality is a growing number of online users are experiencing signs and symptoms suggestive of a an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) compulsive dependency. These negative consequences are problematic, self-destructive and harmful to the afflicted online user’s loved ones, peers and associates.
Internet Abuse & Internet Dependence
Interested parties are encouraged, but not required, to visit iPredator Inc.’s internet safety website, iPredator, and complete Dr. Nuccitelli’s Internet Addiction Risk Checklist (IARC). For direct access to the checklist, please click on the following hyperlink: Internet Addiction Risk Checklist (IARC) Upon completion, contact iPredator Inc. by phone at 347-871-2416 or email Dr. Nuccitelli directly at email@example.com. Consumers are contacted within 24 hours to schedule a telephonic consultation.
Internet Addiction Help
The cost of a Telephonic Internet Addiction Screening (TIAS) is $200.00 (USD), takes 60-90 minutes to complete and includes all follow-up contacts. Given that healthcare has yet to agree upon a formal definition or even the existence of an Internet Addiction Disorder, provided here is Dr. Nuccitelli’s 2013 Internet Abuse and Internet Dependence definitions along with his iPredator construct definition and TIAS description.
Telephonic Internet Addiction Screening (TIAS)
TIAS: A Telephonic Internet Addiction Screenings (TIAS) is a 60-90 minute telephonic interview designed to assess if an online user, their child, loved one or associate is suffering from a pathological pattern of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) usage. The preferred tool used in a TIAS, not required but encouraged, is the Internet Addiction Risk Checklist (IARC). Similar in structure as the IARC, the TIAS evaluates cognitive, affective, behavioral and perceptual consequences experienced by the respondent from habitual ICT usage.
In addition to examining a respondent’s consequences from ICT usage, the TIAS investigates if the respondent is Cyber Sex Fixated, Cyber Relationship Fixated, Internet Gaming & Online Commerce Fixated, Information Implosion Fixated, Dark Side Fixated or NOS (Not Otherwise Specified) Fixated. Once all data has been aggregated, recommendations are provided to address the negative consequences related to the target respondent’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) usage.
Internet Abuse: Internet Addiction Disorder: Type I
Author: Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., iPredator Inc. (2013)
Internet Abuse: Internet Abuse (aka Internet Addiction & Internet Use Gaming Disorder) is an umbrella concept defining a child or adult’s compulsive and progressive abuse of the internet and electronic devices designed to obtain, exchange or disseminate information. Although the internet is the predominate arena in which Internet Abuse takes place, electronic devices and communications channels not internet enabled are also included in the definition. Internet Abuse causes dysfunctional cognitive, affective, behavioral & perceptual intrapersonal consequences accompanied with employment, academic, familial, peer & intimate partner interpersonal consequences.
On a continuum of severity, ranging from absent to mild, cessation of Internet and/or electronic device usage causes withdrawal symptomology, psychological and/or physiological, combined with perceptual tolerance. Also on a continuum of severity, Internet Abusive online users engage in criminal, deviant and/or deceptive online activities ranging from absent to severe.
The chronic and more debilitating condition, Internet Dependence, is more chronic, severe and self-destructive. Internet Abuse is segmented into six typologies as follows: Cyber Sex Fixated, Cyber Relationship Fixated, Internet Gaming & Online Commerce Fixated, Information Implosion Fixated, Dark Side Fixated and NOS (Not Otherwise Specified) Fixated. The NOS Fixated typology applies to internet abusing online users who share more than one typology, has a co-existing mental illness or medical condition causing psychiatric dysfunction.
Internet Dependence: Internet Addiction Disorder: Type II
Author: Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., C.F.C., iPredator Inc. (2013)
Internet Dependence: Internet Dependence (aka Internet Addiction & Internet Use Gaming Disorder) is an umbrella concept defining a child or adult’s compulsive and progressive dependency upon the internet and electronic devices designed to obtain, exchange or disseminate information. Although the internet is the predominate arena in which Internet Dependence takes place, electronic devices and communications channels not internet enabled are also included in the definition. Internet D
iPredator Inc. is a New York State based Information Age Forensics company founded in September 2011 to provide educational and advisory products & services to consumers and organizations on cyberbullying, cyber harassment, cyberstalking, cybercrime, internet defamation, cyber terrorism, online sexual predation and the new field the founder is pioneering he has termed, Information Age Psychology. Created by a NYS licensed psychologist and certified forensic consultant, Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., their goal is to reduce victimization, theft and disparagement from online assailants.
In addition to assisting citizens, their mission is to initiate a national sustained educational & awareness campaign with the help of private, state and federal agencies. Dr. Nuccitelli and iPredator Inc. colleagues and associates regular update their criminal psychology, cybercrime & forensics blog, called Dark Psychology and their Internet Safety & Information Age Predator blog called Dr. Internet Safety. The parent website, iPredator.co (a.k.a. www.iPredatorInc.com), offers site visitors an enormous database on Cyber Criminal Psychology, Internet Safety and Information Age Predators.
For online users interested in learning more about Dark Psychology & iPredator outside the website or forensic & internet safety blogs, please visit their iPredator & Dark Psychology Google + Community pages and all are welcomed to contribute. Although iPredator Inc. has joined a multitude of social networking sites, feel free to visit the social sites listed below they use as their information and announcement vehicles. Dr. Nuccitelli and iPredator Inc. consultants are always available, at no cost, to interact with media. To invite Dr. Nuccitelli to conduct training, educational service or consultation, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 347-871-2416.
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“In nature, wild animals stalk and measure their prey using stealth and tactical strategies increasing their probability of success while decreasing potential for injury. iPredators also use stealth, Cyberstealth, to stalk online users increasing the probability of achieving their aims, while decreasing their potential of identification and punishment.” Michael Nuccitelli Psy.D., (2012)
by Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. C.F.C.