Actualización y propuesta de Tratamiento de la Adicción a los Videojuegos en línea: El programa PIPATIC

Alexandra Torres-Rodriguez, Xavier Carbonell

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Recently, it has been an increase of consultations in child and adolescent psychology services regarding problematic use of online video games. To provide an effective treatment, previous research into psychotherapeutic approaches of this problem is essential. The aim of this article is to present a description about the design process of a manualized intervention program for 12 to 18 year-old teenagers with Internet Gaming Disorder. Furthermore, this paper describes the: the PIPATIC program. The design and application of the PIPATIC program integrates several areas of intervention structured into six modules: psycho educational, treatment as usual, intrapersonal, interpersonal, family intervention and development of a new lifestyle. The program goals are to reduce the addiction symptoms related to online video games, as well as to improve the well-being of adolescents. The preliminary findings suggest positive and encouraging effects suggesting further research in this field.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)317-336
Number of pages21
JournalRevista de Psicoterapia
Issue number107
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2017


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Internet Gaming Disorder
  • Adolescent
  • Internet addiction
  • Manualized treatment
  • Online video games


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