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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. 

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.

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Fundamentals of Gambling and GamingOnline CourseOngoing onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderComing Soon

​This short, self-directed online course will provide students and professionals with a foundational understanding of problem gambling and gaming. This training presents current evidence and best practices for recognizing and supporting individuals at risk of, or experiencing, problem gambling and/or problem gaming. This includes information on evidence-based screening tools, assessment, and treatment approaches. This training is most suitable for those who wish to gain knowledge of these issues while learning at their own pace as the course is immediately accessible upon registration (4 CEUs).

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By the end of this self-directed training, learners will be able to: 
  • describe key concepts about and current research in problem gambling and problem gaming
  • identify the ways in which gambling and gaming overlap
  • recognize the risk factors and harms experienced by those with problem gambling or gaming 
  • summarize the process of screening, assessment and treatment options available for problem gambling and problem gaming

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral for Treatment (SBIRT) Online CourseOnline CourseOngoing onlineHealth/Social Service Provider

​This 3-hour self-directed online course will provide participants with a basic understanding of screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment for problem gambling. SBIRT is an evidence-based, public health approach to the early identification and provision of treatment services to individuals engaging in potentially risky health behaviours and it has recently been adapted to address problem gambling (3 CEUs).

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This course provides:

  • Information about SBIRT protocol and SBIRT’s usefulness for problem gambling;
  • Recommendations of screening tools for problem gambling;
  • Recommendations for conducting a brief intervention and case examples;
  • Recommendations for making a referral to treatment services for problem gambling, with a focus on Ontario services;
  • Recommendations for implementing SBIRT protocol within your organization.

Congruence couples therapy for problem gambling and substance use disorders7/28/2021Webinar11am-12:15pm onlineHealth/Social Service Provider

​This interactive webinar will offer a practical and evidence-based introduction to Congruence Couple Therapy (CCT). CCT is a humanistic, systemic, trauma-informed approach that utilizes the couple relationship as a resource to create significant clinical outcomes for addiction and mental health. It offers a conceptual shift away from focusing solely on the individual and symptom reduction to address the complex and relational issues that often underlie gambling and addictive disorders. Family of origin influences, couple communication, self-awareness, self-esteem, and life transitions are addressed. Participants will engage in discussion of cases and clinical vignettes on how CCT can be applied to clinical presentations of problem gambling, substance use, and other co-occurring mental health issues.   


Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the key concepts, values, and skills that are foundational to Congruence Couples Therapy (CCT).
  2. Explain how CCT can be an effective intervention for problem gambling, substance use disorders, and their comorbidities.  

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Bonnie Lee, PhD, MSW (RSW), Reg. CAMFT, is an Associate Professor in Health Sciences (Addictions Counselling) at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta. A highly-rated speaker, international trainer and a Clinical Fellow of the Canadian and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Dr. Lee is the Principal Investigator in two decades of research that developed the theory and efficacy of Congruence Couple Therapy for addiction and co-occurring mental health concerns. In recognition of her national and international leadership in bringing an innovative couple therapy approach into the treatment of addiction, she was awarded the University Board of Governors Research Chair Tier II (2016-19). Her articles and research on couple treatment outcomes, training evaluation, trauma and addiction, and a relational framework for gambling disorder are published in peer reviewed international journals.


As of March 2020, all webinars are hosted through Webex and archived on Vimeo.

Webinars prior to March 2020 were 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:

If you miss one of our webinars, the recording will be in our archives below; please allow one week before contacting us at

What we know about treating problem gaming Liz Kyonka, Sc.B, Ph.D.
March 29, 2021

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Introducing Canada’s Lower Risk Gambling GuidelinesDavid Hodgins, PhD.
Matthew Young, PhD.
March 11, 2021

Teens and Smartphones: Exploring young peoples’ views of smartphone etiquette, ‘addiction’ and healthy tech use habits.Marie-Claire Conlin, B.A., MSc
March 10, 2021
*Webinar begins at the 5 minute mark
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Mindfulness for gambling, gaming and technology use Peter Chen, HSC, CPGC, BEd 
January 7, 2021
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Introduction to mindfulness and COVID-19 Peter Chen, HSC, CPGC, BEd 
December 21, 2020
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Trauma & Tech: Information/Misinformation Pandemic “Protect yourself from your own thoughts”. Strategies on how to healthily metabolize newsDr. Bruce Ballon, BSc, MD, ESPC, FRCPC 
June 9, 2020
Trauma & Tech Information/Misinformation Pandemic If it Bleeds it Leads! The medium is the message?Dr. Bruce Ballon, BSc, MD, ESPC, FRCPC 
May 26, 2020
Skills for Change: An Online Treatment Group for Problem GamblingNigel Turner, PhD, and Farah Jindani, PhD, MSW
May 12, 2020
Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to record this webinar – our apologies.  
E-Therapy and Problem Gambling: Literature review, focus groups and expert consultations Nigel Turner, PhD, and Farah Jindani, PhD, MSW
May 5, 2020

*Password: Gambling 2020

Understanding gambling through First Nations Narratives Lisa Wabange, MSW., RSW
February 4, 2020
Due to technical difficulties, we were unable to record this webinar – our apologies.  
The Adventures of Sure-Lock Home-Keys: Solve the Mysteries of Clinical Cases Case 2- A Study in Servers and other SpamBruce Ballon, MD, ESP(C), FRCPC
December 10, 2019 View
The Adventures of Sure-Lock Home-Keys: Solve the Mysteries of Clinical Cases Case 1- The Hound of the Bluetooth and other Tales (or Tails)Bruce Ballon, MD, ESP(C), FRCPC
November 19, 2019 View

*Please note that the recording starts after about 10 minutes into the webinar

Being in the zone: How the experience of flow, gaming motives, and mood play a role in problem video gaming behaviorChanel Larche, PhD candidate
November 5, 2019 View
Gambling and Young Adults: Motivations, Demographics, Mental Health, and Implications for Health PracticeMatthew Sanscartier, PhD candidate
October 22, 2019 View
Loot boxes, Twitch streaming and ESports: Looking at research on how gambling and video gaming converge in these arenas Chanel Larche, PhD candidate
September 24, 2019 View
Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention for Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use Peter Chen, HSC, CPGC, BEd
September 12, 2019 View
Gambling Expansion and Public Policy Jean-François Crépault, MA
June 18, 2019 View
The Northwestern Ontario Wellness: A Gambling Response Program Lena Quilty, PhD, CPsychMarch 27, 2019 View
Medication and Problem Gambling Treatment: Understanding Uses, Benefits and Side Effects Daniela Lobo, MD, PhD, FRCPCMarch 22, 2019 View

*Please note that the recording starts after about 5 minutes into the webinar

Promoting Engagement in Healthy, Meaningful Activities as Alternatives to Problematic Behaviours Matthew Tsuda, MScOT, OT Reg (Ont), BEd, BA (Hons)March 13, 2019 View
Introduction to Compassion Fatigue Beth Murray, MEd, CPGC, RPJanuary 24, 2019 View
Poverty and Gambling Beth Murray, MEd, CPGC, RPJanuary 9, 2019 View
X Reality Therapy: Current Use of Technology to Assist in Treating Trauma-Related Disorders Bruce Ballon, MD, ESP(C), FRCPCDecember 4, 2018 View
Recent Evidence on Internet Gambling in Ontario Tara Elton-Marshall, PhDNovember 28, 2018 View
Relapse Prevention and the Inventory of Gambling Situations Peter Chen, HSC, CPGC, BEdNovember 14, 2018 View
Coping Strategies Used by Partners of Individuals with Problem Gambling Mélissa Côté, ps.éd., and Joël Tremblay, PhDOctober 19, 2018 View
Stages of Change and Problem Gambling Sarah Waldman, MA, RP October 10, 2018 View
Treating Tech-Related Trauma: Comparing and Contrasting Treatment Approaches for Dealing with Trauma from Tech-Related Sources Bruce Ballon, MD, ESP(C), FRCPC September 18, 2018 View
Concurrent Disorders and the Mental Status ExamMatthew Tsuda, MScOT, OT Reg (Ont), BEd, BA (Hons)August 8, 2018 View
How Gambling Behaviours of Older Men and Women Challenge Previous Research on Gender and GamblingMark van der Maas, PhDJuly 25, 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
July 23, 2018 View
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