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Gambling and Gaming Harms:
Ontario Professional Development Forum

May 9th and 10th at the Marriott Downtown Toronto Eaton Centre
Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use
Knowledge Exchange

Forum 2019

This year we co-hosted the Forum with Gambling Research Exchange Ontario (GREO). The forum focus was “bringing together clinicians and community partners to reduce harms from gambling and gaming”.

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Whether you have been supporting people with gambling problems for years or you are new to the field, changes in the gambling landscape, emerging technologies, the blurring of gaming and gambling, and new insights into concurrent disorders all indicate a need for updated approaches to treatment and community engagement.

Highlights from this year’s event included (click links below to access presentations):

Opening keynote

Applying the Transtheoretical Model of Change to Gaming and Gambling Issues - Dr. Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, ABPP

Plenary Panels


Community Stream breakout sessions:

Clinical Stream breakout sessions:

Closing keynote

Refilling the Well – How to Stay Healthy and Compassionate while Doing Challenging Work - Diana Tikasz, MSW, RSW