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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 or requests, please email​

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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
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

Medication and Problem Gambling Treatment: Understanding Uses, Benefits and Side Effects 3/22/2019Webinar10:00 am to 11:30 am Eastern Daylight Time onlineHealth/Social Service ProviderRegister

This 90-minute (1.5 CEUs) interactive webinar explores the use of medications for the treatment of clients with gambling problems and concurrent disorders.

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The learning objectives for this webinar are to:

  • describe the most common psychiatric disorders that co-occur with problem gambling
  • describe the most common medications prescribed to patients
  • understand uses, benefits and side effects of medications used in treatment.

Faculty: Daniela Lobo, MD, PhD, FRCPC, is a staff psychiatrist at the Concurrent Outpatient Medical & Psychosocial Addiction Support Service in the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. She has been involved in treatment and research of gambling disorder since 2000. She is also involved in the teaching and supervision of psychiatry residents and graduate students at the University of Toronto.

Northwestern Ontario Wellness: Integrating Research, Treatment, and Prevention During Gambling Expansion [Research Webinar Series]3/27/2019Webinar12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time 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:

  • explain the context of gambling expansion in Northwestern Ontario
  • summarize information regarding healthcare utilization, barriers, and needs from the Northwestern Ontario Wellness (NOW) Gambling Response Program
  • discuss lessons learned in optimizing success of integrated prevention, treatment, and research initiatives.

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.


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:

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