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Trainings & Webinars

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use is part of the Provincial System Support Program (PSSP) at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Our team of therapist-trainers and education specialists develop and deliver trainings to provide professionals with the latest information on evidence-informed practices for the identification and treatment of problem gambling and other behavioural addictions including problem technology use.

When courses have fees, they are listed in the course descriptions below but enrollment is free for all addiction and mental health service providers in Ontario. If you are a professional working within an Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Problem Gambling Funded Agency, you are eligible for travel expense reimbursement to attend face-to-face courses and other educational events.

All of our courses and webinars are accredited by the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board and the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation. Continuing Education Units (CEU) are listed in the course descriptions below.

For training-related questions or requests, please contact us​.​

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If you are already enrolled in a course and are looking for the online courses website, go to courses.problemgambling.ca.


  
  
  
  
  
  
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Previous Trainings

In-Person Trainings
Running Problem Gambling Groups
Trauma and Compassion Fatigue
Problematic Internet Use
Involving Families in Problem Gambling
Mindfulness Training
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
Couples Workshop - Emotionally Focused Therapy
Gambling and Ethnicity
Screening and First Stage Trauma Treatment for Problem Gambling Clients
Raising Awareness of Problem Gambling
Counselling Couples and Family Members
Concurrent Disorders: Focus on the Mental Status Exam
Introduction to Problem Gambling: Phase Two
Online Trainings
Prevention & Referral Specialist: Level One
Prevention & Referral Specialist: Level Two
Prevention & Referral Specialist
Fundamental Concepts of Problem Gambling
Dealing with Problem Gambling in a Primary Care Setting
Financial Fitness and Problem Gambling
Introduction to Problem Gambling: Phase One
Introduction to Concurrent Disorders
Problem Gambling: Early Intervention Makes a Difference
Pharmacological Treatments in Problem Gambling
Credit Canada
Casino Responsible Gambling Online Training
Responsible Gambling Advanced Training
Introduction to Responsible Gambling
Advanced Responsible Gambling Reinforcements
Responsible Gambling Training for Charitable Gaming Employees
Workshops
Corrections Canada
Introduction to Problem Gambling (CARP)
Problem Gambling: Workshop for Credit Union Staff
Credit Counselling Skills Training
Overview of Credit Counselling for Problem Gambling Counsellors
Discharging Your Gambling Clients (trustee workshop)
Introduction to Gambling and Problem Gambling for Ethnoracial Service Providers
Gambling and Homelessness
Gambling Services and Alternatives for Youth
Problem Gambling and Concurrent Disorders (Penetanguishene)
Pathological Gambling: An Emerging Health Issue (Clinic Day for Family Physicians)
Introduction To Problem Gambling In The Workplace
Workplace Gambling: A Health Promotion Intervention
Behavioural Addictions: Gambling, Gaming and Internet Overuse
Introduction to Problem Gambling
Clinical Issues and Problem Gambling
Engaging and Understanding Youth
Coping with the Wired World
Gambling Awareness Training – Kenora Chiefs Advisory
Introduction to Problem Gambling: Aboriginal Populations
Escape the Black (Game) Box
Problem Gambling and Concurrent Disorders
Interactions Between Psychiatric Medications and Drugs of Abuse
Blended Trainings (online + in-person)
Cognitive-behavioural Therapy
Problematic Internet Use Course
RGRC and Motivational Interviewing
Setting the Stage: Building Best Clinical Practices in Concurrent Disorders
Pharmacology: The Basics

  
  
  
  
  
  
Game-Bling: When Gaming Meets Gambling7/9/2019Webinar12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This 1-hour (1 CEU) “Game-Bling” (Gambling+Gaming) webinar discusses the impact of technology on emerging gambling trends, underage gambling opportunities, and the blurred lines between gaming/gambling, such as e-sports, skin betting, daily fantasy sports, social gaming, freemium games, and gambling-like activities in video games.

More Details​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The learning objectives for this webinar are to:

  • discuss the impact of technology on the gambling market
  • learn about the blurred lines between gambling and gaming
  • learn about risks of gambling and gaming
  • discuss harm reduction strategies.

Faculty:​ Nicole Wilk, BSW, is a Youth Outreach Specialist for the YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program (YGAP) in Ontario's North West region. She delivers gambling awareness workshops and webinars, and facilitates youth engagement and community engagement initiatives. Nicole has initiated many creative endeavors including a city-wide Tobacco and Gambling Awareness race across Thunder Bay and a Gambling and Stigma Awareness Hike in Kenora during her time with YGAP.

Carley Sims, BSc, is the Program Coordinator for the Youth 4 Youth (Y4Y) Digital Media Contest with the YMCA of Greater Toronto. The Youth 4 Youth Digital Media Contest is a provincial contest that invites youth to create a poster and video discussing how the lines between gambling and gaming are blurred. Through the contest, Y4Y strives to empower and encourage young people to raise awareness among their peers about the unconventional forms of gambling. More information about the Y4Y contest can be found here: https://ymcagta.org/youth-programs/youth-4-youth.

Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention for Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use9/12/2019Webinar12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This 1-hour (1 CEU) interactive and experiential webinar will introduce participants to the experience and practice of mindfulness and how it may be incorporated into relapse prevention with gambling, gaming and technology use.

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At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • define mindfulness
  • gain an understanding of mindfulness through practice
  • describe the nine attitudes of mindfulness
  • explain how mindfulness can be useful in preventing relapse.

Faculty: Peter Chen, HSC, CPGC, BEd, has worked as an addiction therapist and education specialist with the Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use team (formerly the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario) at CAMH since 1995. His work involves the development of educational resources in the areas of gambling addiction and mental health service providers. These resources may include online courses, webinars, face-to-face workshops, and published material. He is also the chair of the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board and his area of specialty is in the integration of mindfulness meditation and clinical practice.

Case 1 - The Hound of the Bluetooth and other Tales (or Tails) [The Adventures of Sure-Lock Home-Keys: Solve the Mysteries of Clinical Cases Webinar Series]11/19/2019Webinar10:00 am to 11:30 am EST onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This series of two webinars (1.5 CEUs each) will use composite cases and elements often encountered when dealing with problematic technology use. Through various interactive polling and discussion, considerations of approaches will be illuminated, along with tips of use of technology in sessions.

More Details​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Each webinar will incorporate problem-based learning to address issues such as:

  • the use of technology in sessions with clients
  • the impact of social media on clients and therapists
  • the interaction between bio-psycho-socio-cultural-spiritual elements and technology, thus driving motives for behaviours.

Faculty:​ An award-winning psychiatrist, Dr. Ballon brings over two decades of experience in providing innovative education, simulations, facilitation & creativity for teaching and training to individuals and groups. Dr. Ballon is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health for the University of Toronto, as well as an Adjunct Professor for the Ontario Tech University / University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Health Sciences. He has fellowships in Addiction Psychiatry and Youth & Family Psychiatry. As the Director of Education for SIM-one, he embraced a collaborative approach, developing numerous programs and helping foster the next generation of simulationists. He also was the creator & Head of both the Youth Addiction and Concurrent Disorders Program and the Advanced Clinical and Educational Services at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, which developed into the ongoing Problem Gambling, Gaming and Internet Services.​​​​​​​

Case 2 - A Study in Servers and other Spam [The Adventures of Sure-Lock Home-Keys: Solve the Mysteries of Clinical Cases Webinar Series]12/10/2019Webinar10:00 am to 11:30 am EST onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This series of two webinars (1.5 CEUs each) will use composite cases and elements often encountered when dealing with problematic technology use. Through various interactive polling and discussion, considerations of approaches will be illuminated, along with tips of use of technology in sessions.

More Details​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Each webinar will incorporate problem-based learning to address issues such as:

  • the use of technology in sessions with clients
  • the impact of social media on clients and therapists
  • the interaction between bio-psycho-socio-cultural-spiritual elements and technology, thus driving motives for behaviours.

Faculty:​ An award-winning psychiatrist, Dr. Ballon brings over two decades of experience in providing innovative education, simulations, facilitation & creativity for teaching and training to individuals and groups. Dr. Ballon is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health for the University of Toronto, as well as an Adjunct Professor for the Ontario Tech University / University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Health Sciences. He has fellowships in Addiction Psychiatry and Youth & Family Psychiatry. As the Director of Education for SIM-one, he embraced a collaborative approach, developing numerous programs and helping foster the next generation of simulationists. He also was the creator & Head of both the Youth Addiction and Concurrent Disorders Program and the Advanced Clinical and Educational Services at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, which developed into the ongoing Problem Gambling, Gaming and Internet Services.​​​​​​​

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Webinars are held through Adobe Connect which is an enterprise web conferencing solution for online meetings, eLearning, and webinars. It is based on Adobe Flash technology, so please ensure you have the latest version of Adobe Flash installed on your computer.

To test your system requirements, please visit the following website: http://camh.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.


Problem Technology Use and Mental HealthLisa Pont, RSW, MSWJuly 11, 2018 View
Cyber Sticks & Stones: Exploring How Technology Opens Portals to Worlds of Potential Traumatic ExperiencesBruce Ballon, MD, ESP(C), FRCPCJune 5, 2018 View
I Love A Good Clinical Handout: Answering Five Key Questions About The Neurobiology Of Problem GamblingDeirdre Querney, MSW, CPGC, CCAC
Andrea Strancaric, MSW
Iris Balodis, PhD
Fiza Arshad, MSc candidate
May 16, 2018 View