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Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest

The Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest brings together addiction and mental health service providers, researchers and subject matter experts in the fields of gambling, technology/Internet use and video gaming to collaborate and share knowledge on emerging trends and clinical best practices.

Congruence Couple Therapy (CCT) for Gambling and Substance Use


GGTU is pleased to re-offer this six-session series with Dr. Bonnie Lee. It will be a pre-requisite for a 12-session guided application series on CCT in the fall.  Here is the description:

The gambling and addiction field has traditionally focused on the individual in treatment although we know that concerned significant others are invariably affected. Redefining addiction as a relational problem, Dr. Bonnie Lee developed and researched Congruence Couple Therapy (CCT) as a way to target the couple unit and address the stress from dysfunctional communication, shame and guilt and the impact of adverse childhood experiences to bolster recovery and prevent relapse.

Congruence Couple Therapy is an innovative, humanistic, evidence-based systemic therapy for gambling and other addictive disorders. Interventions aim to enhance emotion regulation and congruent communication to help clients shift from dysfunctional to effective patterns in relation to self and others. This relationship-focused and trauma-informed model provides a conceptual framework and structured application to guide counsellors to work with couples effectively and creatively.

Using the Congruence Couple Therapy: Concept and Method Workbook as a guide, this interactive workshop series will include readings, short presentations, case studies, discussions and role-plays of case vignettes to demonstrate CCT and its application in a clinical context. Dr. Lee will provide learners with a copy of the workbook. This advanced training opportunity is only for clinicians with three or more years of experience working with gambling, gaming or technology use clients; we may contact you to confirm your eligibility.

The sessions will take place every Thursday for 6 weeks from 10:30 to 12:30 hours.

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