Dr. Kimberly Young's Biography

Dr. Kimberly Young
Founder and President of the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery

Dr. Kimberly Young is an internationally known expert on Internet addiction and online behavior. Founded in 1995, she serves as the director of the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery and travels nationally conducting seminars on the impact of the Internet. She is the author of Caught in the Net, the first book to address Internet addiction, translated in six languages, Tangled in the Web, and her most recent, Breaking Free of the Web: Catholics and Internet addiction. She is a professor at St. Bonaventure University and has published over 40 articles on the impact of online abuse. Her work has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, The London Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, CBS News, Fox News, Good Morning America, and ABC's World News Tonight. In 2001 and 2004, she received the Psychology in the Media Award from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and in 2000 she received the Alumni Ambassador of the Year Award for Outstanding Achievement from Indiana University at Pennsylvania.

She has served as an expert witness regarding her pioneer research including the Child Online Protection Act Congressional Commission. She has been an invited lecturer at dozens of universities and conferences including the European Union of Health and Medicine in Norway and the First International Congress on Internet Addiction in Zurich. Dr. Young serves on the editorial board of CyberPsychology & Behavior and the International Journal of Cyber Crime and Criminal Justice and is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and a founding member of the International Society of Mental Health Online.

Dr. Young's recent work includes:

  • How to treat cybersexual addictions.

  • The impact of cyberaffairs on couples and how to use marital therapy to save their relationships.

  • How human resource managers and EAPs can prevent Internet misuse in the workplace.

  • How colleges can prevent Internet abuse among students.

  • The influence of Cyberporn on young children and teenagers.

  • The development of Internet Safety Programs designed for educators, librarians, and parents to protect children from unwanted advances of cyber-predators and to minimize the risk of inadvertently viewing on-line pornography.

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