Foundations in Gaming Disorder
February 16 @ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm$250
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The Mass. Council on Gaming and Health and the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling Present: Foundations in Gaming Disorder
This virtual 15 hour course meets February 16, 17 & 18, 2021 from 11:30am – 5:00pm EST each day
Presenters: Dr. Cosette Rae, Dr. Marc Potenza, Dr. Hilarie Cash, Bruce Wolcott, Dr. Ed Spector, Dr. Cliff Sussman and Julie Hynes
Video game play has become one of the fast-growing forms of entertainment with over 2.5 billion players worldwide and generating an estimated $159 billion in 2020. While most people play for fun and entertainment, there is growing evidence that video game play can have serious mental health implications for a small but critical percentage. This virtual 15 hour course is designed to provide the critical knowledge needed to address at-risk gaming and gaming disorder, from prevention through treatment and recovery. Clinicians will be better equipped to screen, identify, and treat gaming disorder. Prevention specialists will be better equipped to understand risk and protective factors and implement science-based prevention strategies. All will gain understanding of the impacts on special populations as well as key connections of gaming disorder with other behavioral health and addictions issues.
After this training, you will:
- Better understand—and feel less overwhelmed by– the world of gaming and problematic gaming
- Improve your understanding and relationships with friends and family who game
- Increase clinical skills in the behavioral health field and MORE
Completion of the full 15 hours Foundations in Gaming Disorder training can be used towards the educational requirements for the Gaming Health Specialist Certificate.