GGTU Program at CAMH


Check out these great training and knowledge resources from GGTU:

Knowledge Translation :  identification and summarization of current best practices into easy-to-read, practical resources.

Topics include:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for problem gambling
  • Stages of change
  • Relapse prevention
  • Screening and assessment
  • Adult problem gambling
  • Youth and problem gambling
  • Problem technology use
  • .... and more!

Trainings: Continuing Professional Development : ​​​"GGTU develops and delivers online courses and webinars to provide mental health and addictions service providers with the latest information on evidence-informed practices for the identification and treatment of problem gambling and other behavioural addictions including problem technology use."

Listed Course Topics include:

  • Introduction to problem technology use (IPTU) 
  • Introduction to problem gambling (IPG) 
  • Screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT)
  • Fundamentals of gambling and gaming (FGG)
  • Working with families and affected loved ones (WFALO)
  • Applications of counselling for problem gambling and gaming (ACGG)

About the Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use (GGTU) program at The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH):

"Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use (formerly known as the Problem Gambling Institute of Ontario) helps to build a better mental health and addictions system in Ontario. We support addictions and mental health service providers through training and education, developing digital tools and resources, and facilitating knowledge sharing."

"Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use (GGTU) is part of the Knowledge Exchange and Education portfolio in CAMH’s Provincial System Support Program (PSSP), which moves evidence to action to improve systems in Ontario. We 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. Our courses and webinars are accredited by the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board and the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation."

"Problem gambling is associated with depression, anxiety, suicide, and substance use problems. Problem gambling also affects family and marital relationships, as well as work and academic performance. It can lead to bankruptcy and crime. As online gambling and gaming increase in popularity, there’s also a growing need to better understand the connection with problem technology use, which can include excessive behaviours related to gambling, such as playing video games, accessing social networks and online pornography, using online auctions or shopping, texting, and using smartphones. As more research emerges, GGTU will develop new evidence-based resources and trainings about problem technology use and related issues."