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Training resources

The Foundation's Professional Development Centre is committed to sharing knowledge and providing training to health professionals working with clients affected by gambling.

As part of our program, we regularly ask gambling experts to deliver webinar presentations.

Sticking to limits in gaming venues: A new type of intervention

Dr Simone Rodda presents the findings of a series of studies that were conducted in Victorian pokies venues.

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How social networks influence gambling behaviour

Dr Alex Russell discusses 'Social influences on gamblers by risk group: An egocentric social network analysis'.

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Professor Matthew Rockloff discusses 'Mobile EGMs apps – The perfect substitute or the perfect storm?'.

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The impact of gambling advertising on vulnerable adults

Professor Nerilee Hing discusses 'Effects of wagering marketing on vulnerable adults'.

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Webinar – What is meant by the term 'evidence-based'?

Tony Jorm discusses 'What does 'evidence-based' mean?

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Webinar – Gambling activity in Australia

Andrew Armstrong discusses findings from the 2015 'Household, income and labour dynamics in Australia' Survey.

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Self exclusion programs in Victoria

Brett Hetherington speaks to self-exclusion providers to provide insights on their operation.

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Webinar – In-venue observations of gambling

Dr Jason Landon discusses 'The feasibility of in-venue observations of EGM gambling'.

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Webinar – Lived experience: helping people through gambling addiction and recovery

Gabi Byrne discusses the benefit of lived experience when supporting others through recovery stages.

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Webinar – Coherence therapy

Simon d'Orsogna discusses coherence therapy and provides and overview of how it works.

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Webinar – How gambling really works

Rob Wootton busts common myths about various gambling forms.

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Webinar – Gambling addiction and recovery

Dr Sophie Vasiliadis discusses 'Journey's through gambling: Strategies across life stages'.

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Webinar – Family violence and gambling

Dr Maria Bellringer discusses how common family violence and gambling is and what the implications are.

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Webinar – Features and functions of pokie machines

Belinda Opie and Rob Wootton discuss the features of electronic gambling machines (EGMs).

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Webinar – Young people and the normalisation of gambling

Professor Jeffrey Derevensky discusses how gambling has become normalised through the convergence of social media and gambling.

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Webinar – Gamblification of video games

Steven Dupon explores the convergence of gambling with video games and online social games.

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Webinar – Problematic gaming and addiction

James Driver discusses why people game and the characteristics of games.

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Webinar – Lifting gaming out of the underground

Craig Nicoll provides insight into the positive and negative aspects of gaming culture.

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How to prevent problem gambling

Robert Williams discusses the evidence and identified best practices for the prevention of problem gambling.

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Gambler's Helpline: what it is and how it works

Jan Oakes provides an extensive overview of Gambler's Helpline services.

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The role of a therapeutic counsellor

Jodi Clarke discusses the role and responsibilities of a therapeutic counsellor.

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The role of a financial counsellor

Pam Mutton discusses the role and responsibilities of a financial counsellor.

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How Gambler's Help is making a difference in people's lives

Dea Morgain from the Gambler's Help team discusses findings from our Client Outcome Survey.

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No Bullshit Therapy: Mutual Honesty & Directness In Working Relationships

Dr Jeff Young from the Bouverie Centre discusses 'No Bullshit Therapy' and how this approach can be beneficial clients and counsellors.

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Alcohol and Gambling: Observations In Licensed Venues

Associate Professor Peter Miller from Deakin University discusses methods and findings from Australia's largest observational study of licensed venues.

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