Course: Introduction to problem technology use

This course is presented by Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use at PSSP.

This five-week facilitated course provides an overview and introductory knowledge on important topics related to problem technology use with a focus on problem gaming and problem social media use.  The course topics will include general overviews, risks, assessments, treatment options, and current issues. It is intended for addiction and mental health service providers who may be in a position to support someone with issues related to problem technology use. 

In the final week, learners will attend a live webinar where they will role-play with a simulated patient, directly based on case studies from the course. A simulated patient is someone trained to play the role of a client.  Please note that participation in the simulation is required in order to receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs).  

Dates: September 26 to October 28, 2022

Register now as spots are limited.

Learning objectives

By the end if this course, learners will be able to:

Applications for accreditation have been submitted to the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board and to the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation for 16.0 Continuing Education Unit(s).


Peter Chen, HSC, BEd, is a Community Health and Education Specialist in the Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use program at CAMH.  For over 20 years, he was a counsellor with the Problem Gambling and Technology Use treatment service at CAMH, serving clients with gambling and gaming problems and their family members.  He introduced mindfulness to the Problem Gambling and Technology Use Treatment Service in 2010 and led Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention groups for clients for ten years.  His area of expertise is the integration of mindfulness meditation for behavioural addiction treatment.  Peter has also facilitated mindfulness workshops for addiction and mental health service providers.  Peter is the chair of the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board and was part of the initial working group that developed the criteria for their certification process.  Peter is also a published author in the area of Mindfulness and Problem Gambling treatment.

For any questions please contact: pssp.courses@camh.ca

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