#TalkBD 22 – Gambling and Bipolar

Event Date: Monday, May 9 | 12pm PST | 3pm EST | 8pm BST
#TalkBD 22 – Gambling and Bipolar

Our next #TalkBD will focus on gambling and bipolar! At this live stream Q&A, we’ll discuss the research into the relationship between bipolar and risks from gambling, and management strategies for impulsivity. This event features Dr. Luke Clark, Director of the UBC Centre for Gambling Research, and Dr. Thomas Richardson, clinical psychologist. Tune in to learn more and have your questions answered!

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Join us on May 9th for #TalkBD – Bipolar and Gambling! At this online community gathering, Dr’s Luke Clark, Thomas Richardson, and Erin Michalak will discuss the relationship between mental health and risk from gambling, research into bipolar disorder and impulsivity, and useful management strategies. They’ll also be taking your questions!

We welcome anybody interested in this topic to join us for the event!

Where to Join

Date and Time: Monday, May 9, 12 pm PST, 8 pm BST (Find what time this is for me)
Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8316510816432/WN_24wsPDUvRYaNh_zXQuq7NA
Link to watch as a livestream: TalkBD.live or our YouTube Channel

The Presenters

Luke is a white man with short, light brown hair. He is looking up towards the camera, and is wearing a dark blue suit jacket with a white button up shirt. Only his shoulders and head are visible. The background is a grey tile floor.

Dr. Luke Clark

Director, UBC Centre for Gambling Research 

crestbd.ca/luke / @LukeClark01

Luke’s research focuses on the psychology and neuroscience of risky decision-making, with a specific interest in gambling behaviour. His research around mood disorders dates back to his PhD at the University of Oxford, where he studied state and trait aspects of cognitive function in bipolar disorder. He also works with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center on cognitive function in late-life suicidality. Prior to moving to Vancouver in 2014, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology in Cambridge, U.K. At UBC, he teaches an undergraduate course on intro psychology and a third-year course on Gambling and Decision Making. He supervises graduate students in the clinical and cognitive programs in the UBC Department of Psychology.

An image of Dr. Thomas Richardson. He is in the middle of saying something and his arm is moved up in a gesture.

Dr. Thomas Richardson

Clinical Psychologist, Lived Experience
crestbd.ca/thomas / @DrTomRichardson

Dr. Thomas Richardson is a Clinical Psychologist working as an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology within the School of Psychology, University of Southampton. Thomas leads teaching about CBT for Bipolar Disorder on the CPT diploma and is actively involved in various research projects around Bipolar Disorder. Prior to this he worked for 8 years as a clinical psychologist in a community mental health team for adults within the UK National Health Service.

He did his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Southampton, qualifying in 2013. His doctorate thesis looked at if tuition fees increases impacted on student mental health, which led to his ongoing study of finances and mental health. Dr. Richardson also has lived experience of bipolar disorder.

Erin outside smiling, at what looks to be the UBC campus.

Dr. Erin Michalak

Professor, UBC Psychiatry
crestbd.ca/erin / @erin_michalak

Erin is the Founder and Network Lead of CREST.BD, and Professor at UBC Psychiatry. Her research in mental health, patient-oriented research and quality of life in bipolar disorder is globally recognized. Erin spearheaded the development of the first BD-specific quality of life scale, the QoL.BD. The QoL.BD has seen rapid uptake internationally and is now the gold-standard for BD quality of life assessments. Under Erin, CREST.BD also launched an online version of the QoL.BD, and the Bipolar Wellness Centre, a web portal of scientifically validated wellness strategies for BD. In 2018, she was awarded the CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Transformation in Patient Engagement.