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Certificate in Understanding Internet Gaming Disorder

Date: 23 Aug 2022

Hong Kong

The World Health Organization (WHO) announced in 2018 that it includes “Gaming Disorder” in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), a move that has sparked controversy among the medical, psychology and mental health community. However, the 5th edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) places “Internet Gaming Disorder” as a condition for further study, implying that IGD is yet qualified as a mental disorder. Notwithstanding the disagreement, the IGD still draws attention not just in the scholarly field but the parents, educators, and helping professionals who have adolescents with gaming problems. This course is designed to provide the latest evidence of IGD from prevalence, screening criteria, preventive measures and treatments.

Course Objectives

This training provides a comprehensive understanding of problematic and disordered gaming, allowing social services and mental health professionals to understand the context, dynamics, mechanisms and special issues that present with IGD clients.

Course Content

- The concepts of substance addiction and behaviour addictions
- Prevalence of Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD)
- The Diagnostic criteria of IGD in DSM-5? and ICD
- Brief introduction to different screening and assessment instruments
- The Treatments for IGD
- Skills and techniques use to engage people addicted to internet gaming

Duration: 9:30am-5:30pm

Venue: HKSPT Conference Room, 202-204A, Two Harbourfront, Hung Hom, KLN

Website: Go to event website

Brochure: Download

HK$1,350- (Enroll the course prior to the event)
discount $50/each person (for each group of 3 or above)

Language: Cantonese supplemented with English (Teaching materials are mainly in English)

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*Psychology Matters Asia is not the organizer of the posted event. If you have any enquires, please direct them to the contact in the information.

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