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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.

New course offering: Introduction to Problem Gambling


New course offering: Introduction to Problem Gambling

Introduction to Problem Gambling (IPG) is a five-week, facilitated online course for mental health and addictions professionals who may see clients who need help with gambling impacting their lives negatively. It will provide them with a basic understanding of gambling and problem gambling including definitions, gambling concepts, understanding addiction, risk factors and harms, cognitive distortions, and screening and assessment.

The course modules include a mix of didactic content, readings, small group discussions, role plays, videos, simulation, bridging activities, and learning objectives. The course will take approximately 2–4 hours a week to complete, depending on your comfort with the content and online learning.

In the fifth and final week learners will work directly with a simulated patient to practice what they have learned during the course.

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Distinguish and differentiate between activities to determine if they are gambling.
  2. Identify different reasons for gambling.
  3. Explain fundamental concepts in gambling and describe how they apply to gambling.
  4. Compare and contrast different conceptualizations of problem gambling and addiction.
  5. Select relevant risk factors, pathways, harms, co-occurring disorders, and cognitive distortions to develop a treatment plan.
  6. Compare evidence-based treatment approaches for problem gambling to approaches they use in their practice.
  7. Apply unique assessment considerations and relapse prevention strategies for problem gambling.

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