Evidence-informed practice, sometimes called evidence-based practice, is a client-centred approach to clinical decision making. It's a way to solve problems by integrating the best available research evidence with the clinician's experience, the client's preferences and values, and the organizational and cultural context
In this section of learn.problemgambling.ca, you will find easy-to-read, practical, evidence-informed information for clinicians that identifies effective screening, assessment, and interventions for clients with gambling, gaming, and technology use problems.
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ONLINE GAMBLING DURING COVID-19
The gambling environment in Ontario changed due to COVID-19 .While this lack of availability may prevent some people from gambling during this time, others may choose to gamble online.
CBT has been studied extensively as a treatment for clients with gambling problems.
Trauma-informed care is a clinical approach that recognizes that each person perceives and processes trauma differently.
It is important to develop a relapse prevention plan with your clients to ensure they have the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their treatment goals.
Transtheoretical Model (Stages of Change)
The transtheoretical model suggests that changing one's health behaviours involves moving through five cognitive stages.
SBIRT for Problem Gambling
A toolkit for screening and intervening with problematic gambling behaviours
Screening & Assessment
Screening and assessment tools help you identify clients with a gambling problem and develop a treatment plan.
Inventory of Gambling Situations
The IGS is a questionnaire that helps identify clients with gambling problems and develop a treatment plan.
Mental Status Examination
The MSE is a structured way to evaluate
a client’s emotional, cognitive, and behavioural state.
Youth Problem Gambling
Youth have higher rates of problem gambling than adults and different factors that affect their problem gambling risk.
ADULT Problem Gambling
Problem gambling in adulthood can lead to psychological, physiological, social, financial, and criminal consequences.
Problem Technology Use
Technology is embedded in our daily lives, yet its excessive use can lead to a variety of negative consequences.
People with gambling problems often have concurrent, or co-occurring, problems that need to be addressed.
People with gambling problems have higher rates of suicide and need ongoing suicide assessments.
Poverty, Gambling and Homelessness
People who are poor and homeless have higher rates of gambling problems than the general population.
Problem shopping shares many similarities with problem gambling and technology use and can negatively affect social, family and financial well-being.
HEALTH EQUITY AND DIVERSE POPULATIONS
Health is influenced by many intersecting factors randing from personal, social, economic and environmental.