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Mike Langlois received his BA from Connecticut College in 1991, and his MSW from Smith College School for Social Work in 1994. He has over 15 years of experience counseling adults and families. His work includes treating patients who use video games from a gamer-affirmative stance, and his theoretical background combines psychodynamic theory, contemporary cognitive and learning theory with cutting edge technologies. He is currently an adjunct faculty member of Boston College School for Social Work and a teaching associate in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, where he supervises interns and clinicians. He also serves on the Massachusetts Commission for LGBT Youth.
In addition to being a clinician, Mike co-founded the social media company Sparta Social Networks. Sparta is a full-service social media company providing software platforms, hosting, and consultancy. Its clients include such Fortune 500 companies as General Mills, Washington Post, and Citrix. Mike participated in the company from startup to running the present business in many capacities to grow it. He has pitched ideas to clients, helped orchestrate launches, analyzed client needs, kept an eye on marketing trends; wrote press releases, managed budgets and negotiated CEO contracts. Most importantly perhaps, Mike helped develop the product that several versions and six years later is one of the social media companies to be included in the latest Gartner Group report.
Having spent countless hours researching the changes and developments in the social media industry Mike now focuses on teaching, researching and writing on the interface between technology and psychotherapy while maintaining a full-time private practice. He speaks publicly about social media, video games, and psychology and his audiences including Harvard Medical School, Parent-Teacher groups, and most importantly kids.
He's the author of Reset: Video Games and Psychotherapy,
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