For Mental Health Professionals
Be prepared for your clients by understanding what video game addiction is, what causes it, and the tools and strategies you need to support their recovery.
"I knew very little about 'gaming'." -Jacelynn, Social Worker
You will learn what the difference is between a gaming hobby and a gaming problem, including prevalence rates, demographic shifts, and comorbidity and risk factors. You will also learn what the warning signs are and receive a screening tool.
"Thank you for bringing my attention to gaming addiction. I am not sure I would have ever questioned or even considered the magnitude of the issue." -Jacelynn, Social Worker
Understand the key fundamentals of game design and how games have changed over the years. You will also learn about virtual identities and how the social side of gaming acts as a significant barrier of change.
You will learn three recent trends in gaming that present a risk for problem gambling. You will also learn about esports - organized gaming competitions - and the pros and cons of this rapidly growing gaming industry.
"Given the increasing frequency I am seeing patients and families where a child has rung up a significant credit card bill, I can now see how this could happen. Thinking of it as gambling will help with my perception and discussion of the problem." -Scot, Therapist
We will cover practical strategies including screen time guidelines, how to choose between reducing and eliminating gaming, the role of parents and how to improve family dynamics, navigating withdrawal symptoms and triggers, finding new activities, and more.
Self-regulation by the gaming industry has failed to protect young people from potential harms, so how should regulatory boards respond? Learn our policy suggestions and consider how you can have a voice in this debate.
"A leader in the field of gaming addiction long before its official recognition." - Julie Hynes, National Council on Problem Gambling
Hi there. I founded Game Quitters to help those seeking advice on video game addiction. Today I'm proud the website serves people from 95 countries.
I speak regularly on how we can tackle this growing global issue in places like the International Conference on Behavioral Addiction in Japan, Eton College in London, the Mental Health Commission of Canada, and the National Conference on Problem Gambling in the United States.
Video game addiction is a public health issue and with how pervasive technology has become in our lives, I belive it is crucial for professionals to understand it.
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