Session includes:

  • 30 minutes of learning

    to complete at your own pace

  • Editable workbook

    to keep your notes and ideas

  • Certificate of completion

    to download and share


Dr Alex Blaszczynski

Emeritus Professor, Former Director, Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic, University of Sydney

Dr. Alex Blaszczynski is Emeritus Professor at the University of Sydney where he was a Professorial Research Fellow and Director of the University of Sydney’s Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic. Dr Blaszczynski has thirty years experience in studying the psychology of gambling behaviours and gambling disorders. Dr Blaszczynski has published extensively on the topic of gambling, carried out randomized treatment outcomes studies using behavioral interventions, and assessed the prevalence of depression and suicidality, and the relationship between crime, gambling, and the personality characteristics of impulsivity and sensation-seeking in pathological gamblers. He has developed a conceptual pathways model explaining the etiology of pathological gamblers, evaluated the impact of changes to the design of electronic gaming machines, and in conjunction with collaborators from Harvard and Laval universities, developed policy guidelines for the Australian Gaming Council. Dr Blaszczynski has authored or co-authored books, scientific articles, reports, and papers; conducted numerous training workshops; and served as chairman of the Working Party for the Australian Psychological Society and a committee member of the Australian Medical Association’s position papers on problem gambling. He has held a number of research grants, including a National Health and Medical Research Council grant, a Criminology Research Council of the Australian Institute of Criminology grant, and grants from the NSW Casino Community Benefit Fund and Queensland Treasury. He is a founding member of the Australian National Council for Problem Gambling and of the National Association for Gambling Studies, and a foundation director of the Australian Institute of Gambling Studies; and was the Editor-in-Chief of International Gambling Studies.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome!

    • Downloadable Coursebook

    • A note on professional development

  • 2


    • Gambling and Young People

  • 3


    • What did you think?

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