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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.

For training-related questions, please e-mail pssp.courses@camh.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

  
  
  
  
  
  
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.

More Details​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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.​​​​​​​

Archive

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.

If you miss one of our webinars, the recording will be in our archives below; please allow one week before contacting us at pssp.courses@camh.ca.


Gambling Expansion and Public Policy Jean-François Crépault
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