Gambling Treatment and Research Studies

Principal Investigator Biography: Darren R. Christensen received his PhD in psychology from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He has previously worked at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the University of Melbourne examining the efficacy of contingency management as a treatment for substance dependence and problem gambling. He is an associate professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge, and a senior research fellow sponsored by the Alberta Gambling Research Institute. His research includes developing behavioural treatments for problem gambling, counselling for problem gambling, evaluations of the effectiveness of harm minimisation measures, and an investigation of regular opioid antagonist dosing on gambling urge and brain function.