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Sports Gambling in America: Should We Be Concerned? - Webinar

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Class Description: North Americans have continuously wagered on a variety of sporting events. While wagering on horse racing has declined, our appetite for other sports wagering has increased. Dr. Derevensky will discuss current trends in sports gambling, including seasonal and daily fantasy sports wagering by young people. He will discuss the trajectory from social/occasional/recreational gambling to problem/disordered gambling with specific recommendations for prevention specialists, educators, community partners and treatment providers. Future trends in sports gambling and their implications for young people will be addressed.

CEUs: Participants will receive 1.5 CEUs post-training.

Instructor Bio: Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Ph.D., is a child psychologist, Professor and Director of Clinical Training in School/Applied Child Psychology; Chair of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology; and Professor, Department of Psychiatry at McGill University where he 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. He is a clinical consultant to numerous hospitals, school boards, government agencies and corporations. Dr. Derevensky is internationally recognized for his work in the field of gambling studies, has published widely and consulted with gambling commissions and legislators in many jurisdictions including the U.S., Canada, U.K., Norway, Netherlands, South Africa, Brazil, Hong Kong, Portugal, Iceland, Sweden, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. He has been the recipient of multiple research, clinical and training awards. He is the author of three books, numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Derevensky has been a consultant to the National Collegiate Athletic Association since 2004.

Contact Brian Fuss at Brian@masscompulsivegambling.org or 617-426-4554 with questions or to receive the member discount code.

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