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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.

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Re: Research on Parent-Child "Technoference"

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Thanks Tiffany - I think the bi-directional nature of the relationship between parent technology use and child behavioural problems is an important consideration. Parents with children with behavioural problems would likely benefit from understanding, support and opportunities to learn positive coping skills for their own high stress levels.
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Re: Research on Parent-Child "Technoference"

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Hi Tiffany, this is fascinating. Thank for posting! Can you elaborate briefly on what they meant by devices "that interrupt activities with their child on a daily basis." How can a device 'interrupt' an activity, particularly an interpersonal activity? Even a quick example would be great. Thanks!
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Re: Research on Parent-Child "Technoference"

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Thanks for your question, Sylvia. According to the authors, the term technoference was coined by McDaniel and Coyne (2016) and refers to interruptions in interpersonal interactions or time spent together due to technology. This can include sending texts or emails, checking your phone or social media, and even picking up a phone call or answering a text during a conversation with your child (although this is not limited just to the parent-child relationship but to other relationships in your...
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Re: Research on Parent-Child "Technoference"

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This is such important information for parents to understand in terms of interpersonal development with their young children. Although much of my Video Gaming Disorder Talk covers gaming teens and young adults, its important for parents to realize how their own behaviour with texting, emails and social media may be a contributing factor in the outbursts and tantrums they are seeing when removing gaming devices or reducing the hours their child spends gaming. Here's a good video clip with...
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Re: Research/Stats on Professional Gamblers and their income

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Hi Shannon, This article we published in 2013 is dated but has information income from a small US sample of professional gamblers. I hope it helps. It's a starting point. Jeremiah
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Mindfulness and problem gambling treatment.

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A few years ago, problem gambling clinicians in Ontario began introducing mindfulness groups to clients as they felt that they could benefit from cultivating greater awareness of their thoughts and emotions while detaching from and not giving in to them. This practise is particularly relevant to people with gambling problems who tend to hold incorrect or erroneous beliefs about the nature of random chance (Toneatto et al., 1997; Turner, 2006) and engage in automatic thinking before, during...
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Re: What are your professional goals for 2019?

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I would love to learn more about seniors and gambling. Since a large portion of casino organized tours cater to the senior population, i'd like to learn more about susceptibility to gambling disorders in seniors.
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Re: What are your professional goals for 2019?

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I would like to know more about the status of loot-box games and how they might be regulated in the future. Additionally, I would love to come across research on cross-over patterns of addiction between substances, behaviours (eating disorders, fitness) and gambling. How at risk is the problem gambler to developing another addiction during gambling sobriety?
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What are your professional goals for 2019?

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Since 2018 is coming to a close in less than two weeks, let's discuss our 2019 professional goals. What gambling-, gaming- or technology use- related topics do you hope to learn more about in the new year? Personally, I would be interested in learning more about adolescent problem gambling. There is lack of research in this area, and high percentages of youth experiencing gambling problems, so I think this is an important area for more research and education. I would also be interested in...
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Webinar Recording (+ answers to your questions) - Teens and Smartphones

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Thank you to all of you who came to this weeks' webinar: Teens and Smartphones: Exploring young peoples’ views of smartphone etiquette, ‘addiction’ and healthy tech use habits. You can watch a recording and download the slides here by toggling to the 'Archive' tab on this page (the recording begins around the five-minute mark). I answered several of your questions during the session but wasn't able to answer all questions so have tried to do so below. Thanks again to everyone who came, it...
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Serious games, mental health apps, and gambling disorder

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The title of a recently published article, A Serious Game to Improve Emotion Regulation in Treatment-Seeking Individuals With Gambling Disorder: A Usability Study , peaked my interest for a few reasons. First, being part of a group of folks who design and create learning opportunities for mental health and addictions clinicians, we have talked about integrating "serious games" (broadly defined as games with educational or informational aims, vs. purely entertainment) into our course design.
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Behaviour change techniques used by family and friends of individuals with problem gambling

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Friends and family of people with problem gambling may experience harms although they do not gamble (or do not gamble in harmful ways) themselves. Often times, they can play a role in helping the person gambling change their behaviour in ways that reduces the harms experienced by everyone. However, these behaviour change techniques (BCTs) are not widely understood. A team of researchers recently helped codify BCTs that family and friends used to both minimize harms for the families/friends...
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Re: Behaviour change techniques used by family and friends of individuals with problem gambling

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Family members who want to save the family home and/ business act quickly to get ownership in their names. Also,by getting money away from gambler,someone with no bank account can apply for Disability. People who have a Major Mental Illness like Mania get approved.
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Problem gaming & social media treatment research

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For those of you who checked out the webinar, " What we know about treating problem gaming " in Late March this year (archive linked if you haven't!), the article the presentation was based on has just been published which you can find here . Some highlights: We reviewed 41 treatment studies for problem gaming, and did not find any for problem social media use. 8 studies were categorized as pharmaceutical, with Buproprion showing the most promise 26 studies were categorized as psychotherapy,...
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Re: Stigma & Gambling - YMCA Webinar

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Hi Jenn, Great question! While we don't automatically provide attendees with a certificate, we do offer certificates for all attendees. All attendees receive an email a couple hours after the webinar with instructions for how to request a certificate.
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Stigma & Gambling - YMCA Webinar

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Re: Stigma & Gambling - YMCA Webinar

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Is there a certificate given if we attend this webinar? Jenn
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Webinar reminder: Problem technology use in adults on June 17th!

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For those interested in how problem technology use affects adults, GGTU is hosting a webinar next Thursday June 17, 2021 from 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT! Dr. Mark van der Maas, Rutgers University, will be presenting new research during this webinar titled, 'Problem technology use in adults.' For more information about the webinar, please visit the event page in this COI's content stream and register here . This webinar is accredited by the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board and the...
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Webinar archive and replay: Problem technology use in adults

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If you missed the engaging webinar on June 17, 2021 called 'Problem technology use in adults' presented by Dr. Mark van der Maas of Rutgers University, please check it out in GGTU's archive! This webinar focuses on a recent study of problem electronic device use among Ontario adults and encourages reflection on how much time we spend on our devices. To view this webinar and accompanying slides, please visit GGTU's Trainings and Webinars archive page and select the Archive tab.
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Time spent gaming and psychiatric symptoms in childhood

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Many parents of young children worry about how much time their kids play video games and if that may cause mental health problems later on. However, few longitudinal studies have been done to examine how playing games at a young age impacts psychiatric symptoms later in life. A Norwegian team of researchers looked into this and found the following in a sample of 791 children: More ADHD symptoms at age 8 predicted more gaming at age 10 Gaming did not predict any more psychiatric symptoms The...
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Re: Time spent gaming and psychiatric symptoms in childhood

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This is a really interesting study. Thanks for sharing.
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