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.
COVID-19: Telehealth in practice with Dr Gabi Bryne
This webinar presented by Dr Gabi Bryne will present findings from a Foundation-led research project which gathered detailed information from Gambler’s Help counselling staff about their experiences, and that of their clients, on telehealth counselling during COVID-19.
Gambling harm in Aboriginal communities
In this presentation, findings from two exploratory studies of gambling will be shared. The studies were initiated and conducted by Mallee District Aboriginal Services and Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Services, in collaboration with La Trobe University.
Loot boxes in video games and gambling harm
This presentation outlines evidence on how common loot boxes are in popular video games in Australia and examine survey research on the relationships between loot box use, gambling problems and harm.
Gambling activity among teens and young adults in Australia
Using data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children and other Australian Institute of Family Studies research into sports betting among young Australians, this seminar presents important new insights.
Youth/Young adult webinar series – Insight into esports
Nancy Greer, AIFS talks about esports becoming increasingly popular worldwide and are particularly attractive to children, adolescents, and young adults.
Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on gambling and relapse
This webinar examines what we know so far about the impact of COVID-19 on gambling behaviour, promoting "healthy isolation" to mitigate risk and relapse associated gambling behaviour and common comorbidities, factors contributing to lapse and relapse, why relapse is common and why relapse prevention strategies should be integral to any treatment plan.
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Responsible Gambling, Customer Support and Exclusion – Tabcorp
Brett Hetherington speaks to Tabcorp about their responsible gambling and exclusion support options available for both online and land-based customers.
Third party exclusion program - Crown Melbourne
Brett Hetherington speaks to Crown Melbourne about their third-party exclusion offering for their customers.
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.
How social networks influence gambling behaviour
Dr Alex Russell discusses 'Social influences on gamblers by risk group: An egocentric social network analysis'.
The link between mobile gaming apps and real life gambling behaviour
Professor Matthew Rockloff discusses 'Mobile EGMs apps – The perfect substitute or the perfect storm?'.
The impact of gambling advertising on vulnerable adults
Professor Nerilee Hing discusses 'Effects of wagering marketing on vulnerable adults'.
Webinar – What is meant by the term 'evidence-based'?
Tony Jorm discusses 'What does 'evidence-based' mean?
Webinar – Gambling activity in Australia
Andrew Armstrong discusses findings from the 2015 'Household, income and labour dynamics in Australia' Survey.
Self exclusion programs in Victoria
Brett Hetherington speaks to self-exclusion providers to provide insights on their operation.
Webinar – In-venue observations of gambling
Dr Jason Landon discusses 'The feasibility of in-venue observations of EGM gambling'.
Webinar – Lived experience: helping people through gambling addiction and recovery
Gabi Byrne discusses the benefit of lived experience when supporting others through recovery stages.
Webinar – Coherence therapy
Simon d'Orsogna discusses coherence therapy and provides and overview of how it works.
Webinar – How gambling really works
Rob Wootton busts common myths about various gambling forms.
Webinar – Gambling addiction and recovery
Dr Sophie Vasiliadis discusses 'Journey's through gambling: Strategies across life stages'.
Webinar – Family violence and gambling
Dr Maria Bellringer discusses how common family violence and gambling is and what the implications are.
Webinar – Features and functions of pokie machines
Belinda Opie and Rob Wootton discuss the features of electronic gambling machines (EGMs).
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.
Webinar – Gamblification of video games
Steven Dupon explores the convergence of gambling with video games and online social games.
Webinar – Problematic gaming and addiction
James Driver discusses why people game and the characteristics of games.
Webinar – Lifting gaming out of the underground
Craig Nicoll provides insight into the positive and negative aspects of gaming culture.
How to prevent problem gambling
Robert Williams discusses the evidence and identified best practices for the prevention of problem gambling.
Gambler's Helpline: what it is and how it works
Jan Oakes provides an extensive overview of Gambler's Helpline services.
The role of a therapeutic counsellor
Jodi Clarke discusses the role and responsibilities of a therapeutic counsellor.
The role of a financial counsellor
Pam Mutton discusses the role and responsibilities of a financial counsellor.
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.
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.
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.