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Online Gaming: The Good, The bad, The Ugly

Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Ph.D.

Recorded on: Mar 18, 2021

 

This webinar will be of interest to parents, teachers, and anyone who interacts with children and teens on a regular basis.

 

Topic: Dr Derevensky discusses the positive and negative impacts associated with youth gaming and the typical characteristics and risk factors associated with youth problem gamers. He provides parents with strategies to assess when gaming moves from a recreational activity to a problem behavior. As well, Dr. Derevensky addresses parental obstacles, challenges and strategies in working with youth with gaming problems.

 

Speaker: Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Ph.D., is James McGill Professor and Director of Clinical Training in School/Applied Child Psychology and Professor, Department of Psychiatry at McGill University. He is a clinical consultant to numerous hospitals, school boards, government agencies and corporations. Dr. Derevensky has published widely in the field of gambling, gaming, adolescence, and developmental psychopathology and is on the editorial board of multiple journals. Dr. Derevensky is the Director of the McGill University Youth Gambling Research and Treatment Clinic and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors. Dr. Derevensky and his team have helped governments establish research priorities and have been instrumental in the development of responsible practices, the development of treatment centers, prevention programs and social policy recommendations. He is a child psychologist, has testified before governmental bodies in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Australasia and is considered an expert in the field of youth gambling and behavioral addictions. Most recently he was on the World Health Organization’s working group looking at video game addiction.