About the Author

Kimberly S. Young, Psy.D.

Dr. Kimberly Young has developed the first empirically-based treatment plan for Internet addiction. Her research has shown CBT-IA © is effective for curing various forms of Internet-related problems. Dr. Young is a licensed psychologist and an internationally known expert on Internet addiction. She founded the Center for Internet Addiction in 1995 and she has written numerous articles, book chapters, and books on Internet addiction including Caught in the Net, the first to identify Internet addiction translated into nine languages. She is a professor at St. Bonaventure University and has served as a keynote for several conferences including the first International Congress on Internet Addiction Disorders held in Milan, Italy. Her work has been widely featured in the media such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, CNN, CBS News, Fox News, Good Morning America, and ABC’s World News Tonight. She has received the Psychology in the Media Award from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association and the Alumni Ambassador Award for Outstanding Achievement from Indiana University at Pennsylvania. In conjunction with the Pennsylvania Senate Communications Office, she has developed the 3-6-9-12 Parenting Guidelines for technology use at home, and she founded the first inpatient clinic for Internet addiction treatment at the Bradford Regional Medical Center in Bradford, Pa.