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NCPG Annual Research Award


In July 2016, Drs. Derevensky, Temcheff (Université de Sherbrooke), Paskus (NCAA), and Potenza (Yale) received the NCPG Annual Research Award for the best original peer-reviewed research article on problem and pathological gambling published in the past year for their manuscript entitled "Which diagnostic criteria are most useful in discriminating between social gamblers and individuals with gambling problems? An examination of the DSM-IV and DSM-5 criteria." The criteria for the award include the impact, quality and relevance to gamblers and their families.





NCPG Durand Jacobs Dissertation Award


Congratulations to Dr. Renee St-Pierre on receiving the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Dr. Durand Jacobs Dissertation Award for her doctoral thesis titled "Negative anticipated emotions and the Theory of Planned Behavior in adolescent gambling behaviors and problem gambling prevention." This award is given to a Doctoral Dissertation that merits special recognition and research that has the potential to contribute to our scientific knowledge and clinical understanding of problem and pathological gambling behavior.




Dr. Derevensky Receives the Joanna Franklin "Pay-it-Forward" Award

In June 2016, Dr. Derevensky was awarded the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling's prestigious Joanna Franklin "Pay-it-Forward" Award for outstanding contributions to the field of gambling and the training of the next generation of professionals. "Dr. Derevensky embodies the spirit of Joanna Franklin, who asked only that the next generation be taken care of in a way that her generation was," stated the citation. "He has devoted his entire career to a spirit of "paying-it-forward" that so many founders of this field have embraced." The Joanna Franklin "Pay-it-Forward" Award is conferred by the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling and the International Conference on Gambling and Risk Taking, University of Nevada.

This was the inaugural presentation of the Joanna Franklin "Pay-it-Forward" Award. Joanna Franklin was the past president of the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling and treated gamblers and their families from 1979. She designed and delivered clinical training programs in 45 states, 10 Canadian provinces, among 31 tribes and in 9 other countries. She consulted and trained for the FBI, CIA, Pentagon, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Army. Additionally, she designed/implemented responsible gaming training for state lotteries, race tracks and casinos. She authored two book chapters for Harvard publications on family therapy and teen gambling, and published journal articles on problem gambling treatment. Franklin passed away in October, 2013.



Dr. Derevensky Receives the 2013 NCRG Scientific Achievement Award

AwardIn September 2013, Dr. Derevensky was presented with the NCRG Scientific Achievement Award at the 14th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction. This prestigious award recognizes outstanding contributions to the study of gambling disorders. "Dr. Derevensky's research and prevention work have made an incredible impact on how we understand and address youth gambling, both in the United States and around the world," said Alan Feldman, chairman of the NCRG and executive vice president of global government and industry affairs at MGM Resorts International. "He is not only considered by his peers to be one of the most accomplished researchers of adolescent gambling, but he has taken it a step further by translating his research to promote public awareness of gambling disorders and responsible gaming for the general public."

Dr. Derevensky receives the Joseph W. Ciarrocchi Award

In March 2013, Dr. Jeffrey L. Derevensky received the annual Joseph W. Ciarrocchi Award for "pioneering efforts in research on youth problem gambling" awarded by the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling and the Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling.

NCPG Jim Wuelfing Award for Prevention

At the 2011 NCPG Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, our Centre was awarded the Jim Wuelfing Award for Prevention. This award recognizes outstanding annual achievement in advocacy, development, integration, outreach and training in the area of problem gambling prevention.

Prevention Materials Receive Numerous Awards

Many of our prevention materials have received prestigious awards:

  • Clean Break - Gold Medal winner, 6th annual Horizon International Interactive Media Productions Award, 2007.
  • Hooked City - Gold medal winner, 6th annual horizon international interactive media productions award, 2007.
  • The Amazing Château - Silver medal winner, 5th annual horizon international interactive media productions award, 2006.