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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.


  
  
  
  
  
  
Introduction to Problem Gambling: Phase Two - Interactive and Applied Training for Addiction and Mental Health Service Providers10/25/2018In-Person TrainingOctober 25 to 26, 2018 at CAMH Russell Street Site, Downtown TorontoHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This face-to-face (11 CEUs) training will focus on common clinical issues affecting people with gambling problems. The training will focus on skills development and counselling techniques, as well as the application of theoretical concepts covered in the Introduction to Problem Gambling: Phase One online course. Over this two day training, there will be many opportunities for clinicians to augment their skills through hands-on, facilitated practice and working with a simulated problem gambling client. This training will be led by Beth Murray, MEd, CPGC, RP, and Matthew Tsuda, MScOT, OT Reg (Ont), BEd, BA (Hons).​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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The learning objectives for this training are to:

  • demonstrate ways to cultivate therapeutic alliance when working with clients with problem gambling
  • demonstrate ability to complete (and share results) of problem gambling screening and assessment tools
  • identify a client's stage of change and utilize appropriate strategies to match treatment to stage of change
  • demonstrate knowledge about the meaning of money, its value and impact as it relates to problem gambling
  • describe problem gambling co-occurring mental health and addiction issues and explain the importance of addressing them in treatment
  • demonstrate strategies that can be used to support problem gambling clients with co-occurring mental health and addiction issues
  • apply evidence-based counselling techniques with a simulated problem gambling client.

Faculty: Beth Murray, MEd, CPGC, RP, has worked in the field of addictions for many years. For several of those years, Beth worked in a community based Problem Gambling Treatment Program for women. Her experience in counselling, outreach, community development and training led her to her position of Education Specialist/Therapist with the Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use team (formerly the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario) at CAMH. Her interests include understanding Compassion Fatigue and the impact it has on clinical staff. She has a Masters degree in Education, focusing on Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Toronto.

Matthew Tsuda, MScOT, OT Reg (Ont), BEd, BA (Hons), is an Education Specialist/Therapist on the Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use team (formerly the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario) at CAMH. Matthew has a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy (University of Toronto), a Bachelor of Education degree (Queen’s University) and a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology (Queen’s University). Matthew is also a licensed Ontario teacher. He has a broad range of experience working in outpatient and inpatient programs that treat mental health and addictions.

Introduction to Problem Gambling: Phase One11/5/2018Online CourseNovember 5 to December 10, 2018 onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This five-week (15 CEUs) online course will provide problem gambling counsellors and addiction and mental health service providers with a practical understanding of gambling, problem gambling and gambling treatment. It is a pre-requisite for our Phase Two course (February 2019 – dates to be announced). Fee outside of Ontario is $375.

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At the end of this five-week course, participants will be able to:

  • describe fundamental concepts in gambling and explain the importance of odds, randomness and the house’s advantage
  • identify the risk factors, signs, consequences and common features of problematic gambling
  • identify key areas to explore when conducting a problem gambling assessment
  • apply knowledge of key clinical aspects related to screening and assessing
  • explain the process involved in negotiating a treatment plan
  • demonstrate knowledge of how to support clients in setting treatment goals
  • apply relapse prevention strategies when working with clients experiencing problems with gambling
  • describe how a motivational interviewing approach can be useful when working with clients with gambling problems.

This online course is comprised of five modules with approximately two to three hours of work for each; students are required to read material and submit an assignment or post on the discussion board on a weekly basis. This course is a pre-requisite for our Introduction to Problem Gambling: Phase Two course (February 2019 – dates to be announced).

Hypersexuality11/8/2018In-Person TrainingNovember 8 to 9, 2018 at Courtyard by Marriott, Downtown TorontoHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This 16-hour (16 CEUs) online and in-person training is intended for clinicians who want to learn how to work with typically-presenting clients with hypersexual behaviour. This training will be led by Lisa Pont, MSW, RSW and Ainslie Heasman, PhD, CPsych.

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Note: This training is intended for clinicians who have experience working with people with addictions. Familiarity with modalities such as motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioural therapy are required as they will be applied to clinical cases using a standardized client.

This 16-hour training is intended for clinicians who want to learn how to work with typically-presenting clients who have hypersexual behaviour. The online portion of the course (five hours) will focus on the conceptual models of problem sexual behaviours, terminology, typical sexual behaviours and the professional competency and ethical considerations of working with clients who have hypersexual behaviour. The face-to-face portion of the training (11 hours) will focus on applying clinical skills with this population including screening, assessment and practicing different modalities with a standardized client.

After this training, participants will have increased comfort with screening and assessing clients with hypersexuality as well as applying current skills with this population (e.g., motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and relapse prevention). Participants will also be able to identify resources and referrals for clients with hypersexuality.

The learning objectives are to:

  • identify conceptual models of problem sexual behaivours and common clincial themes
  • increase capacity to screen, assess and treat hypersexuality.

Please note this training will focus on consensual sexual behaviour.

Faculty: Ainslie Heasman, PhD, CPsych, is a Clinical Forensic Psychologist who received her PhD in 2005 from the California School of Professional Psychology. Ainslie is currently with the Sexual Behaviours Clinic at CAMH and is also an associate at the Centre for Interpersonal Relationships in Toronto, ON. She is engaged in the assessment and treatment of adults with sexual behaviour concerns, including clients who have had conflict with the law and clients seeking service independently for hypersexuality or paraphilic interests.

Hypersexuality12/6/2018In-Person TrainingDecember 6 to 7, 2018 at Courtyard by Marriott, Downtown TorontoHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This 16-hour (16 CEUs) online and in-person training is intended for clinicians who want to learn how to work with typically-presenting clients with hypersexual behaviour. This training will be led by Lisa Pont, MSW, RSW and Ainslie Heasman, PhD, CPsych.

More Details​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Note: This training is intended for clinicians who have experience working with people with addictions. Familiarity with modalities such as motivational interviewing and cognitive-behavioural therapy are required as they will be applied to clinical cases using a standardized client.

This 16-hour training is intended for clinicians who want to learn how to work with typically-presenting clients who have hypersexual behaviour. The online portion of the course (five hours) will focus on the conceptual models of problem sexual behaviours, terminology, typical sexual behaviours and the professional competency and ethical considerations of working with clients who have hypersexual behaviour. The face-to-face portion of the training (11 hours) will focus on applying clinical skills with this population including screening, assessment and practicing different modalities with a standardized client.

After this training, participants will have increased comfort with screening and assessing clients with hypersexuality as well as applying current skills with this population (e.g., motivational interviewing, cognitive-behavioural therapy, and relapse prevention). Participants will also be able to identify resources and referrals for clients with hypersexuality.

The learning objectives for this training are:

  • identify conceptual models of problem sexual behaivours and common clincial themes
  • increase capacity to screen, assess and treat hypersexuality.

Please note this training will focus on consensual sexual behaviour.

Faculty: Ainslie Heasman, PhD, CPsych, is a Clinical Forensic Psychologist who received her PhD in 2005 from the California School of Professional Psychology. Ainslie is currently with the Sexual Behaviours Clinic at CAMH and is also an associate at the Centre for Interpersonal Relationships in Toronto, ON. She is engaged in the assessment and treatment of adults with sexual behaviour concerns, including clients who have had conflict with the law and clients seeking service independently for hypersexuality or paraphilic interests.

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

  
  
  
  
  
  
Problem Technology Use and Mental Health [Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use Webinar Series]7/11/2018Webinar12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This one-hour (1 CEU) webinar will discuss the complex relationship between problem technology use and mental health issues, as well as the available treatment options and resources for clients. This webinar will be led by Lisa Pont, MSW, RSW.

This webinar is part of a six-part series designed for problem gambling counsellors and other mental health/addiction service providers. A letter of completion will be issued for each webinar so you can enroll in those that are of most interest to you.

More Details​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The learning objectives for this six-part webinar series are to:

  • implement screening and assessment tools with clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • provide brief interventions to clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • apply clinical best practices to clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • access additional resources for treatment.

Faculty: Lisa Pont, MSW, RSW joined the Problem Gambling Service at CAMH as a therapist in 2007. Lisa’s experience in counselling, outreach, community work and training led her to her dual role as an educator and therapist on the Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use team (formerly the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario) at CAMH in 2009. Currently, she is involved in responsible gambling industry training and specializes in the area of problem gaming, gambling and Internet use. Lisa continues to provide group and individual counselling, and develops and delivers customized training programs.

I Love A Good Clinical Handout: Answering Five Key Questions About The Neurobiology of Problem Gambling Using Person-Centred, High Quality Clinical Handouts7/23/2018Webinar2:00 pm to 3:30 pm EST onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This 90-minute (1.5 CEUs) webinar will discuss the results of a GREO BET 15K-funded initiative–a collaborative project between problem gambling researchers and counsellors–in which handouts designed for use in counselling sessions were developed. Deirdre Querney, MSW, CPGC, CCAC, Andrea Strancaric, MSW, Iris Balodis, PhD and Fiza Arshad, MSc candidate, will discuss the high quality clinical handouts and tips for how to use them in practice.

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This webinar will share the results of a GREO BET 15K-funded initiative–a collaborative project between problem gambling researchers and counsellors–in which handouts designed for use in counselling sessions were developed. Using findings from current research, these tools answer five frequently asked questions about the brain and problem gambling. The information is presented in a narrative style and is linked with clients’ experiences through clinical and knowledge-check exercises. Register for this webinar to find out the neurobiological answers to questions such as "Why do people keep gambling even when it isn't fun anymore?" and "Why do people sometimes switch from gambling to another addiction?" High quality clinical handouts and tips for how to use them will be provided to participants of the session to try in their own practice.

The learning objectives for this webinar are:

  • to learn how to accurately answer five often-asked client questions about the neurobiology of problem gambling
  • to learn how to effectively integrate these clinical tools into your practice
  • to learn how to use the handouts to enhance your clinical work and help clients apply what they have learned to their own situations.

Faculty:​ Deirdre Querney, MSW, CPGC, CCAC, and Andrea Strancaric, MSW, are from the Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Services in the City of Hamilton. Iris Balodis, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Peter Boris Centre for Addictions Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. Fiza Arshad, is a MSc candidate in the Neuroscience graduate program at McMaster University.

How Gambling Behaviours of Older Men and Women Challenge Previous Research on Gender and Gambling [Research Webinar Series]7/25/2018Webinar12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This one-hour (1 CEU) webinar will discuss new research findings on how gambling behaviours of older men and women challenge previous notions on the relationship between gender and gambling. This webinar will be led by Mark van der Maas, PhD.

This webinar is part of a five-part series designed for researchers, scientists and other professionals in the gambling, gaming and technology use research field. A letter of completion will be issued for each webinar so you can enroll in those that are of most interest to you.

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The learning objectives for this webinar are to:

  • discuss the over-representation of men among people with problem gambling in general population studies and young adults
  • describe the recent results of casino and general population research finding similar rates of gambling and problem gambling among older adults (55+)
  • explain how previous assumptions of the relationship between gender and problem gambling may need to be reassessed in the context of older adulthood.

Faculty: Mark van der Maas, PhD, is a post doctoral fellow at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research. He received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto in 2015. Mark's research focuses on how trends in gambling provision expose marginalized or vulnerable populations to greater harm as a result of gambling.

Concurrent Disorders and the Mental Status Exam [Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use Webinar Series]8/8/2018Webinar12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This one-hour (1 CEU) webinar will describe the most common psychiatric co-occurring disorders with problem gambling, and will explain the function of the mental status exam in relation to problem gambling treatment. This webinar will be led by Matthew Tsuda, MScOT, OT Reg (Ont), BEd, BA (Hons).

This webinar is part of a six-part series designed for problem gambling counsellors and other mental health/addiction service providers. A letter of completion will be issued for each webinar so you can enroll in those that are of most interest to you.

More Details​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The learning objectives for this six-part webinar series are to:

  • implement screening and assessment tools with clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • provide brief interventions to clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • apply counselling best-practices to clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • access additional resources for treatment.

Faculty: Matthew Tsuda, MScOT, OT Reg (Ont), BEd, BA (Hons), is an Education Specialist/Therapist on the Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use team (formerly the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario) at CAMH. Matthew has a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy (University of Toronto), a Bachelor of Education degree (Queen’s University) and a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology (Queen’s University). Matthew is also a licensed Ontario teacher. He has a broad range of experience working in outpatient and inpatient programs that treat mental health and addictions.

Treating Tech-Related Trauma: Comparing and Contrasting Treatment Approaches for Dealing with Trauma from Tech-Related Sources [Technology & Trauma Webinar Series]9/18/2018Webinar10:00 am to 11:30 am EST onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This 1.5-hour (1.5 CEUs) webinar is part of a four-part series that will explore how 21st century technology is transforming the ways people are exposed to stress and trauma, and the ways it is used to treat people who develop trauma-related disorders. The webinars will be led by Bruce Ballon, MD, ESP(C), FRCPC.

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The learning objectives for this four-part webinar series are:

  • to identify how technological mediums can be a source of trauma
  • to become familiar with techniques for assessing the effects of different types of tech-cyber-activities and effects on mental health
  • to apply the use of Trauma Treatment strategies to deal with tech-related effects

Faculty: Bruce Ballon, MD, ESP(C), FRCPC, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health for the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Professor for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Health Sciences. He is also a Senior Education Consultant for Baycrest, a Director of Education for SIM-one and a consultant for Homewood Health's specialty clinics across Canada, focusing on concurrent mental health, addiction and trauma issues. Bruce holds fellowships in Addiction Psychiatry and Youth & Family Psychiatry.

Stages of Change and Problem Gambling [Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use Webinar Series]10/10/2018Webinar12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This one-hour (1 CEU) webinar will review the Stages of Change model and how it can be applied to working with people with problem gambling. This webinar will be led by Sarah Waldman, MA, RP.

This webinar is part of a six-part series designed for problem gambling counsellors and other mental health/addiction service providers. A letter of completion will be issued for each webinar so you can enroll in those that are of most interest to you.

More Details​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The learning objectives for this six-part webinar series are to:

  • implement screening and assessment tools with clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • provide brief interventions to clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • apply clinical best practices to clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • access additional resources for treatment.

Faculty: Sarah Waldman, MA, RP, is an Education Specialist/Therapist with the Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use team (formerly the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario) at the CAMH. Sarah has over 15 years of combined experience working in the mental health and addiction field in a variety of roles including: counsellor, program developer, project coordinator and educator. Sarah is a Registered Psychotherapist and holds a Masters of Creative Arts Therapies from Concordia University.

Relapse Prevention and Inventory of Gambling Situations [Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use Webinar Series]11/14/2018Webinar12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This one-hour (1 CEU) webinar will explore how relapse prevention can support clients in maintaining desired changes to their gambling behaviours and how the Inventory of Gambling Situations can aid in relapse prevention. This webinar will be led by Peter Chen, HSC, CPGC, BEd.

This webinar is part of a six-part series designed for problem gambling counsellors and other mental health/addiction service providers. A letter of completion will be issued for each webinar so you can enroll in those that are of most interest to you.

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Relapse prevention is a learning-based approach that helps clients to (1) identify high-risk situations that may lead them to return to their problematic gambling behaviours and (2) develop or enhance ways to manage, avoid or cope with these high-risk situations.

Relapse prevention, utilizing a cognitive-behavioural therapy approach, is the most widely used approach for addictions and mental health issues, including problem gambling, substance use, depression, sexual offending and schizophrenia. In this webinar, we will explore how relapse prevention can support clients in maintaining desired changes to their gambling behaviours and how the Inventory of Gambling Situations can aid in relapse prevention.

The learning objectives for this six-part webinar series are to:

  • implement screening and assessment tools with clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • provide brief interventions to clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • apply clinical best practices to clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • access additional resources for treatment.

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 area 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 a member of the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board and the Advisory Board of the Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health.

Recent Evidence on Internet Gambling in Ontario [Research Webinar Series]11/28/2018Webinar12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This one-hour (1 CEU) webinar will present recent evidence on Internet gambling in Ontario. This webinar will be led by Tara Elton-Marshall, PhD.

This webinar is part of a five-part webinar series designed for researchers, scientists and other professionals in the gambling, gaming and technology use research field. A letter of completion will be issued for each webinar so you can enroll in those that are of most interest to you.

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The learning objectives for this five-part webinar series are to:

  • identify emerging trends/issues related to problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • apply emerging evidence to clinical best practices in problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • access additional resources related to problem gambling, technology use and video gaming.

Faculty: Tara Elton-Marshall, PhD, is an Independent Scientist with the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at CAMH, an Assistant Professor in the Clinical Public Health Division at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Western University. She evaluates addiction and substance use-related policies and programs with the goal of providing the evidence needed to strengthen future policy and programming and thus reduce addiction and substance use problems.

X Reality Therapy: Current Use of Technology to Assist in Treating Trauma-Related Disorders [Technology & Trauma Webinar Series]12/4/2018Webinar10:00 am to 11:30 am EST online Health/Social Service ProviderRegister

This 1.5-hour (1.5 CEUs) webinar is part of a four-part series that will explore how 21st century technology is transforming the ways people are exposed to stress and trauma, and the ways it is used to treat people who develop trauma-related disorders. The webinars will be led by Bruce Ballon, MD, ESP(C), FRCPC.

More Details​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The learning objectives for this four-part webinar series are:

  • to identify how technological mediums can be a source of trauma
  • to become familiar with techniques for assessing the effects of different types of tech-cyber-activities and effects on mental health
  • to apply the use of Trauma Treatment strategies to deal with tech-related effects

Faculty: Bruce Ballon, MD, ESP(C), FRCPC, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health for the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Professor for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Health Sciences. He is also a Senior Education Consultant for Baycrest, a Director of Education for SIM-one and a consultant for Homewood Health's specialty clinics across Canada, focusing on concurrent mental health, addiction and trauma issues. Bruce holds fellowships in Addiction Psychiatry and Youth & Family Psychiatry.

Poverty and Gambling [Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use Webinar Series]1/9/2019Webinar12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This one-hour (1 CEU) webinar will provide participants with the knowledge and tools to be able to identify the signs of a potential gambling issue in someone experiencing poverty. This webinar will be led by Beth Murray, MEd, CPGC, RP.

This webinar is part of a six-part series designed for problem gambling counsellors and other mental health/addiction service providers. A letter of completion will be issued for each webinar so you can enroll in those that are of most interest to you.

More Details​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The learning objectives for this six-part webinar series are to:

  • implement screening and assessment tools with clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • provide brief interventions to clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • apply counselling best-practices to clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • access additional resources for treatment.

Faculty: Beth Murray, MEd, CPGC, RP, has worked in the field of addictions for many years. For several of those years, Beth worked in a community based Problem Gambling Treatment Program for women. Her experience in counselling, outreach, community development and training led her to her position of Education Specialist/Therapist with the Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use team (formerly the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario) at CAMH. Her interests include understanding Compassion Fatigue and the impact it has on clinical staff. She has a Masters degree in Education, focusing on Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Toronto.

E-therapy for Problem Gambling [Research Webinar Series]1/30/2019Webinar12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This one-hour (1 CEU) webinar will present the recent work on e-therapy for problem gambling by Dr. Nigel Turner and his team at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). This webinar will be led by Nigel Turner, PhD.

This webinar is part of a five-part series designed for researchers, scientists and other professionals in the gambling, gaming and technology use research field. A letter of completion will be issued for each webinar so you can enroll in those that are of most interest to you.

More Details​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The learning objectives for this five-part webinar series are to:

  • identify emerging trends/issues related to problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • apply emerging evidence to clinical best practices in problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • access additional resources related to problem gambling, technology use and video gaming.

Faculty: Nigel Turner, PhD, received his doctorate in cognitive psychology from the University of Western Ontario in 1995. He has worked at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health since 1995 where he has studied addictions. He is currently focused on understanding the mental processes related to gambling addiction. He has extensive experience in various research methods including psychometrics, surveys, experimental studies, computer simulations, interviews and focus groups. He has published several papers in peer-reviewed journals and has made numerous conference presentations.

Vicarious Virtual Vulnerabilities: Addressing Staff Needs and Support When Dealing with Clients with Tech-Trauma Related Issues [Technology & Trauma Webinar Series]2/5/2019Webinar10:00 am to 11:30 am EST onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This 1.5-hour (1.5 CEUs) webinar is part of a four-part series that will explore how 21st century technology is transforming the ways people are exposed to stress and trauma, and the ways it is used to treat people who develop trauma-related disorders. The webinars will be led by Bruce Ballon, MD, ESP(C), FRCPC.

More Details​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The learning objectives for this four-part webinar series are:

  • to identify how technological mediums can be a source of trauma
  • to become familiar with techniques for assessing the effects of different types of tech-cyber-activities and effects on mental health
  • to apply the use of Trauma Treatment strategies to deal with tech-related effects

Faculty: Bruce Ballon, MD, ESP(C), FRCPC, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health for the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Professor for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Health Sciences. He is also a Senior Education Consultant for Baycrest, a Director of Education for SIM-one and a consultant for Homewood Health's specialty clinics across Canada, focusing on concurrent mental health, addiction and trauma issues. Bruce holds fellowships in Addiction Psychiatry and Youth & Family Psychiatry.

Promoting Engagement in Healthy, Meaningful Activities as Alternatives to Problematic Behaviours [Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use Webinar Series]3/13/2019Webinar12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This one-hour (1 CEU) webinar will discuss the complex relationship between problem technology use and mental health issues, as well as the available treatment options and resources for clients. This webinar will be led by Matthew Tsuda, MScOT, OT Reg (Ont), BEd, BA (Hons).

This webinar is part of a six-part series designed for problem gambling counsellors and other mental health/addiction service providers. A letter of completion will be issued for each webinar so you can enroll in those that are of most interest to you.

More Details​​​​​​​​​​​​​

The learning objectives for this six-part webinar series are to:

  • implement screening and assessment tools with clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • provide brief interventions to clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • apply counselling best-practices to clients with problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • access additional resources for treatment.

Faculty: Matthew Tsuda, MScOT, OT Reg (Ont), BEd, BA (Hons), is an Education Specialist/Therapist on the Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use team (formerly the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario) at CAMH. Matthew has a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy (University of Toronto), a Bachelor of Education degree (Queen’s University) and a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Psychology (Queen’s University). Matthew is also a licensed Ontario teacher. He has a broad range of experience working in outpatient and inpatient programs that treat mental health and addictions.

Northwestern Ontario Wellness: Integrating Research, Treatment, and Prevention During Gambling Expansion [Research Webinar Series]3/28/2019Webinar12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This one-hour (1 CEU) webinar will present the recent work on the Northwestern Ontario Wellness (NOW) Project, which aims to integrate research, treatment and prevention during gambling expansion in northwestern Ontario. This webinar will be led by Lena Quilty, PhD, CPsych.

This webinar is part of a five-part webinar series designed for researchers, scientists and other professionals in the gambling, gaming and technology use research field. A letter of completion will be issued for each webinar so you can enroll in those that are of most interest to you.

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The learning objectives for this five-part webinar series are to:

  • identify emerging trends/issues related to problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • apply emerging evidence to clinical best practices in problem gambling, technology use and video gaming
  • access additional resources related to problem gambling, technology use and video gaming.

Faculty: Lena Quilty, PhD, CPsych, is a Senior Scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. She is a registered psychologist and certified cognitive behavioural therapist. Lena has an applied program of research, with a focus on impulsivity and reward processing in depression and addiction. Her research program includes evidence-based assessment of and early intervention in problem gambling, as well as the impact of personality and mood disorder on gambling behavior and pathology.

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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.


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