31/07/2024 - 31/07/2024

C24078 Certificate in Understanding Gaming Disorder (Class 2)


Certificate in Understanding Internet Gaming Disorder (Class 2)


網路遊戲成癮證書課程 (第二屆)

徵  狀  ■  成 因  ■  治 療

<課程以 Zoom 直播教學 / 實體教學同步進行>

HK$2,000- 限時優惠 HK$1,600- (於2024年7月16日或之前隨時終止)


In 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) added “Gaming Disorder” to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), a decision that has divided opinions among medical, psychological, and mental health professionals. Meanwhile, the fifth edition of The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) considers “Internet Gaming Disorder” as a condition requiring further study, indicating that IGD is not yet officially recognized as a mental disorder. Despite these differing views, IGD remains a significant concern for various stakeholders, including parents, educators, and mental health professionals, who work with adolescents and adults suffering from gaming-related issues. This course aims to present the most current findings on IGD, covering its prevalence, diagnostic criteria, prevention strategies, and treatment options.

Course Objectives

This training provides a comprehensive understanding of problematic and disordered gaming, allowing social services and mental health professionals to understand the context, dynamics, mechanisms and special issues that present with IGD clients.

Course Content

  1. The concepts of substance addiction and behaviour addictions
  2. Prevalence of Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD)
  3. The Diagnostic criteria of IGD in DSM-5? and ICD
  4. Brief introduction to different screening and assessment instruments
  5. The Treatments for IGD
  6. Skills and techniques use to engage people addicted to internet gaming

Course Details


Dr. Tse Ka Wo, Nick (謝家和博士)

(Addiction specialist)
BSW, MSc. in International Addiction Studies, Ph.D.

Dr. Nick Tse is currently an assistant professor at the HKCT Institute of Higher Education, his academic focus involves researching addiction, mental health, and motivational interviewing. Several professional credentials held by Dr. Tse, including being a Registered Social Worker (SWRB), a certified counselor, and an associate fellow of HKPCA. He has made significant contributions to the field by developing Collective Motivational Interviewing (CMI) and is currently leading a randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of CMI in treating adolescents with internet gaming disorder.

Dr. Tse is a co-founder of the Chinese Motivational Interviewing Association and has served as its Chairperson (2017-2019), actively promoting Motivational Interviewing (MI) in Chinese communities and encouraging international collaborations. He is the first local professional to become a MINT-certified MI trainer and also served as a rater for the MINT trainer certification program. He is experienced in applying MI across multiple formats, including individual, family, group, hotline, and online chatbot. Over 600 hours of MI training have been conducted by him in the past five years in Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, mainland China, Malaysia, and the United States, with more than a thousand participants enrolled, including healthcare professionals, psychologists, counselors, and social workers. Dr. Tse is also dedicated to sharing teaching MI videos and practical case examples via social media.


Course Details

Date & Time :  (已修訂) 31/7/2024  (Wed)     9:30am – 5:30pm (7 hours)

Venues :

  • HKSPT Conference Room, 202-204A, Two Harbourfront, Hung Hom, KLN, HK 
    (Whampoa MTR Station Exit D2)
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<課程以 Zoom 直播教學 / 實體教學同步進行>

請注意:如學員選擇以Zoom模式上課,請於報名時註明 或 電郵至 向本會申請;否則將視作出席實體課程論。

Target : Social workers, counselors, psychologists, health-care professionals, teachers, police officer and judicial personnel, as well as allied professionals

Course Fee : 

  • Original Price: HK$2,000-
  • Limited Time Offer: HK$1,600- (Enroll on or before 16 July 2024)


Language : Cantonese supplemented with English (Teaching materials are mainly in English)

Course Mode : Short Talk, Demonstration, Practice, Discussion & Sharing

Certificate : Certificate of Attendance issued by Hong Kong Society of Professional Training


  • Occupational Therapist (CPD) : To be confirmed 


  1. Payment by Cheque : Please send completed registration form with a cross cheque payable to “Hong Kong Society of Professional Training” to 202-204A, Two Harbourfront, Tak Fung Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
  1. Payment by Bank-in / Fast Payment Service (FPS) 轉數快 / PayMe Please bank in the course fee to our bank account with “Bank of China (HK) Ltd” 中銀香港A/C No: 012-890-1-038-682-9. or FPS (轉數快): 8835217 / PayMe : Please scan our PayMe QR Code and keep the payment record of PayMe screenshots.  Please send the completed registration form and Bank in slip/ Capture Slip to Hong Kong Society of Professional Training either by email (PDF) to  or by fax: 852-21257900
  2. Macau Payment : Please click this link for details
  3. Overseas payment :Click Here to contact us.

    4. For enquiry :  please contact our staff at 3111 0264 or Click Here to contact us.

Important Notes

  1.  The course confirmation will be sent to participants via email at least 2 weeks before the course, please contact us if you do not receive any notification.
  2.  All registration will be accepted on a first come first served basis.
  3.  Once registration has submitted, it cannot be refunded and canceled for any reason.
  4.  All requests for any change of registration must be given in a written form for approval. An administration fee of HK$200 will be charged for any   processing request.
  5.  Official receipt will be issued on the first day of the course. Re-issue of official receipt will be charged HK$50.
  6.  If you have any enquiry, please feel free to contact us at or 3111 0264.

Student Feedback

  1. 文獻很豐富,講解中理論與實務操作並重,善用多媒體解釋主題,容易理解。  (Welfare Worker)
  2. 從不同角度看gaming disorder。  (社工)


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