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Marlene Russell

Group Supervisor and Principal Therapist, The Internet Group

Marlene Russell’s professional experience includes extensive work at the Dellcrest Resource Centre (now part of Hincks-Dellcrest), in addition to training and program development for group therapy treatment programs across Canada. For over twenty years Marlene has worked closely with internationally-renown psychiatrist Dr. Harvey Armstrong in developing "Parents For Youth", a program helping parents cope with challenging adolescents. Marlene was the lead therapist and educator in these group programs and developed a training manual for parents.

Marlene’s general consultancy includes group and individual therapy for youth, adults, couples and families. In addition to parental and family mediation, cases include extremely complex issues involving individuals and families coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, complex co-morbid disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and process addictions and associated risk behavior disorders, severe cognitive issues, severe depression, severe anxiety, and borderline personality disorder.

Marlene is an associate member of the Ontario Psychiatric Association, a clinical member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists, and is a clinical member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counselors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists. Randy Gangbar, MD, FRCP(C) and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto supervises her consultancy.
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Is Someone You Know Showing These Signs of Internet Addiction?

Internet use can stimulate the production of dopamine and endorphins. It is capable of providing a high, just like alcohol or cigarettes, and breaking a bad Internet habit can be just as difficult. And no matter what site is being overused, we see similar addictive behaviour patterns leading to real-world dysfunctions in all overuse scenarios.
09/27/2013 05:28 EDT