Chapter title: Counselling Interventions for Youth Problem Gambling

Author: Jérémie Richard, M.A., is a Ph.D. student

Affiliation: McGill University, Canada

Author: Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Ph.D.

Affiliation: McGill University, Canada

Author Biographies:

Jérémie Richard, M.A., is a Ph.D. candidate in the Counselling Psychology Program at McGill University. He completed his B.A. (Specialization) in Psychology in 2016 at McGill University and his Master’s in Counselling Psychology in 2018. Jérémie’s doctoral dissertation involves an evaluation of the pathways involved in the development of problem gambling and problematic video game playing among adolescents and young adults with a focus on early externalizing and internalizing problems. Jérémie has received doctoral fellowships from both the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canadian Federal funding agency) and Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (Québec provincial funding agency). Jérémie’s current research interests include risk factors for the development of gambling and gaming disorder, the gamblification of video games, and novel forms of gambling such as esports betting.



Jeffrey L. Derevensky, Ph.D., is James McGill Professor and Director of Clinical Training in School/Applied Child Psychology (Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology) and Professor, Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, Montreal,  Canada.  Dr. Derevensky 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. Dr. Derevensky and his team have helped governments establish research priorities and have been instrumental in the development of responsible gambling practices, the development of treatment centers, prevention programs and social policy recommendations. He has testified before governmental bodies in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Australasia and is considered an international expert in the field of youth gambling, gaming and behavioural addictions.