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Basic notions and resources to support intervention

16th exchange session of the Cross-training Program on mental health and substance use disorders presented by The Douglas Mental Health University Institute, in collaboration with the Research Chair on Gambling and the Institut universitaire sur les dépendances.

Tuesday, June 6 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Douglas Hall - Douglas Mental Health University Institute
6875, LaSalle blvd.
Montréal, Québec H4H 1R3

Information on the event

The activities will address:

  • The basic concepts related to gambling
  • The gambling trajectories for youths and poker players
  • Prevention and responsible gambling
  • Clinical challenges for intervention
  • Resources for referrals

The exchange session applies to:

  • Professionals, administrators or anyone involved with a clientele consisting of youth or adult at risk for, or dealing with gambling, mental health or substance use disorders



This activity is being held with the support of
The Reserach Chair on Gambling (Concordia University);
The CIUSSS de-l'Ouest-de-l'île-de-Montréal;
The Institut universitaire sur les dépendances.

Hosted by Michel Perrault, PhD

08:30 Registration                      
09:00 Welcome and instructions for the day
09:25 Équipe de recherche HERMES (Habitudes de vie Et Recherches MultidisciplinairES) (in French only)
Sylvia Kairouz, PhD, Associate Professor, Concordia University
Magali Dufour, PhD, Associate Professor, Université de Sherbrooke
09:45 Gambling and associated problems for youths: some lessons for prevention
Frank Vitaro, PhD, Professor, Université de Montréal
Youssef Allami, Doctoral candidate, Université de Montréal
10:20 Evolution of the playing habits of poker players
Magali Dufour, PhD, Associate Professor, Université de Sherbrooke
10:55 Break
11:15 Prevention and responsible gambling  (in French only)
Sylvia Kairouz, PhD, Associate Professor, Concordia University
12:00 Lunch and group discussions in French and in English
14:00 Clinical challenges in practice
Sylvie R. Gagnon, TS, MSc, clinician-researcher, CIUSSS du Nord de Lanaudière

Presentation of programs and resources
Gambling: Help and referral
Hélène Hamel, coordinator, Gambling: Help and referral
Presentation of the treatment services for problematic gambling - Le Grand Chemin
Miguel Therriault, coordinator of professional services, Le Grand Chemin
L'atelier à tout hasard de La Maison Jean Lapointe (in french only)
Jean-François Poirier, coordinator of prevention programs, La Maison Jean Lapointe

15:30 Impacts of gamblign on members of the entourage and intervention needs
Francine Ferland, PhD, CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale/CISSS de Chaudière-Appalaches
Nadine Blanchette-Martin, M.S.W., CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale/CISSS de Chaudière-Appalaches 
16:15 Final word and acknowledgements

This activity is organized in collaboration with:

CISSS de l’Outaouais, CIUSSS de la Mauricie-et-du-Centre-du-Québec,
CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale/CISSS de Chaudière-Appalaches, CISSS de la Montérégie-Ouest,
Centre de réadaptation en dépendance de Montréal – Institut universitaire, Commission scolaire de Montréal,
Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal, Centre de crise L’Autre Maison, Maison Jean-Lapointe,
Association des intervenants en dépendance du Québec, Centre de référence du Grand Montréal, Le Grand Chemin.

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