|Case 2 - A Study in Servers and other Spam [The Adventures of Sure-Lock Home-Keys: Solve the Mysteries of Clinical Cases Webinar Series]||12/10/2019||Webinar||10:00 am to 11:30 am EST online||Health/Social Service Provider||Register|
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.
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.
|Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention for Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use||1/15/2020||Webinar||12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST online||Health/Social Service Provider||Register|
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.
At the end of this workshop, 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.
|Gambling and Public Health in Ontario||1/28/2020||Webinar||Health/Social Service Provider||Register|
Gambling is related to many public health outcomes. In this webinar, Dr. Elton-Marshall will provide recent findings from several studies exploring the extent to which gambling relates to behavioural addictions, substance use, bullying, and physical activity among adolescents in Ontario. She will further discuss recent findings about the legalization of online gambling in Ontario and how online gamblers may differ from “land based only” gamblers.
Faculty: Tara Elton-Marshall, PhD
Tara Elton-Marshall, PhD, is an Independent Scientist in the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at CAMH, an Assistant Professor 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. Dr. Elton-Marshall’s research evaluates the impact of population level addiction and substance use-related policies and programs with the goal of providing the evidence needed to strengthen future policy and programming. She is currently leading research to evaluate the impact of the legalization of online gambling in Ontario and to inform school-based problem gambling prevention strategies in Ontario.
|Understanding gambling through First Nations Narratives ||2/4/2020||Webinar||12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST online||Health/Social Service Provider||Register|
This webinar (1 CEU) will focus on First Nations perspectives and experiences with gambling, through a decolonized, strengths- based approach. The webinar will provide a history of gambling in First Nations communities through the presenter's stories and experiences as a helper, exploring the link to trauma, grief, and, consequently, disconnection from self and from one's community. As a helper, Lisa will also share how exploring and understanding a client's gifts, values, language, spirituality, history and connection to culture can complement one's ways of knowing, being and helping to contribute to enhanced therapeutic relationships.
During this webinar, participants will:
- Learn about the history of gambling in First Nations communities;
- Explore the link to trauma, grief, and, consequently, disconnection from self and from one's community; and
- Explore how understanding a client's gifts, values, language, spirituality, history and connection to culture can complement one's ways of knowing, being and helping to contribute to enhanced therapeutic relationships.
Faculty: Lisa Wabange, MSW., RSW, is a member of Migisi Sahgaigan First Nation (Treaty #3) in Northwestern Ontario. She is the Community Support Specialist with Shkaabe Makwa at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Through her role, she provides evidence-based and culturally informed professional development training to Indigenous mental health and addictions workers across Ontario who provides direct services to First Nation, Inuit and Métis people. Lisa has held various roles including Coordinator, Counsellor, Researcher, Sessional Lecturer and Facilitator. She has always been passionate about incorporating Indigenous history and knowledge within programming, education, research, as well as policy and curriculum development. She enjoys being part of the healing process at an individual and community level.
|Identifying and Mitigating Liability Risks for Excessive Gambling Behaviour||2/18/2020||Webinar||12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST online||Health/Social Service Provider||Register|
This webinar (1 CEU) will provide an overview of casinos’ potential liability in negligence for contributing to the risk of excessive gambling, with comparisons to the well-established liability of licensed alcohol providers. Risk factors include game design, loyalty programs, and an absence of harm-limiting mechanisms. A case study involving loyalty program data will be used to illustrate how excessive gambling behaviour can be identified and addressed.
At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Describe the criteria through which Canadian law identifies a duty of care;
- Identify the practices that contribute to the risk of excessive gambling;
- Examine patterns in loyalty program data that indicate an increase in excessive gambling behaviour; and
- Develop strategies for mitigating risk and avoiding liability in negligence.
Erika Chamberlain, LLB, PhD, is Professor and Dean of Law at the University of Western Ontario. Her primary research focus is the tort liability of police and public authorities, and she has also published extensively in alcohol and drug-impaired driving law. She speaks regularly at academic, professional, and judicial conferences.
Rob Simpson was the Provincial Health Promotion consultant at the Addiction Research Foundation from 1983-86, during which time, was principal author of Ontario’s original server training program (SIP). From 1986 forward, he served as Executive Director of the Wellington-Dufferin District Health Council, CEO of Homewood Behavioural Health, and CEO of the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre from its inception until retiring in 2010. He presently maintains a boutique consulting practice as Principal of Sagewood Resources, conducting independent research on the impact of gambling expansion and writing about the prevention of gambling harm. Since 2000, he has served as expert witness in over 85 alcohol-related liability actions and, since 2010, in six gambling-related actions.