Ontario and Manitoba Free Counseling for Gambling Problems Study

University of Manitoba, Dept of Psychology

University of Windsor (Ontario), Dept of Psychology

Treatment Innovations, Research Division

This study compares two types of counseling-- Seeking Safety, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Problem Gambling. We are recruiting 50 people. The two types of counseling are delivered online, which makes it easy to attend. The counseling is conducted by experienced, licensed counselors. Both types of counseling are highly supportive and already have positive results in other studies.

Your Impact

Your participation will help improve care for future people who have problem gambling. Results of the study can help identify what type of treatment is most helpful.

Eligibility Criteria

All genders

At least 18 years old

Lived through difficult life event

Gambles currently

Study Tasks

Fill out questionnaires online (can be done at any time)
Complete a brief phone interview


This study has clearance from the University of Windsor Research Ethics Board (primary); the University of Manitoba Research Ethics Board (secondary); and the New England Institutional Review Board (secondary)


Problem gambling

Activity and Time

Psychology, Health and Wellness, Investigational Medicine, Technology

Clinical Trial, Intervention, Online

Weekdays, Weeknights, Weekends

45 minute(s) - 75 minute(s) per session

3 session(s)

Study sessions refers to completing questionnaires and an interview, which are required. There are also optional (not required) telephone counseling sessions (1 hour each, weekly for 12 weeks)



Study Address

This study doesn't require any in-person visits. Complete it in the comfort of your own home!

You must be a resident in Ontario, Canada, North America to join this study

Posting date: Jun 25, 2020

Earn $200