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USD's Wallace Jackmon Presents at National Conference about Social Networking Addictions

Wallace Jackmon assistant professor in social work Wallace Jackmon, assistant professor in social work, presented at the annual conference of the National Association of Social Workers.

Wallace Jackmon, Ph.D., assistant professor in social work at the University of South Dakota, was selected to present to the annual conference of the National Association of Social Workers in Washington, D.C. Jackmon’s presentation was titled “Media Induced Anxiety and Depression: Treatment from a Clinical Perspective.”

Jackmon was chosen to present at the national conference from hundreds of applications. His message provided a summary of research regarding the correlation between the overuse of social networking sites and the increased risks of depression and anxiety, especially among children and adolescents. Jackmon also reviewed various treatment options and proposals for individuals who are addicted to social networking and media platforms.

Jackmon is a licensed clinical psychologist and clinical social worker in addition to teaching at the University of South Dakota.


USD’s School of Health Sciences is a national leader in interprofessional health sciences education. South Dakota’s comprehensive School of Health Sciences develops scholars, practitioners and leaders in health and human services, including addiction counselors, dental hygienists, health science practitioners, medical laboratory scientists, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physician assistants, public health practitioners and social workers.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


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