Jeff Derevensky

Title: 
Dr.
Academic title(s): 
Contact Information
Address: 

Education Building, Room 549

Email address: 
jeffrey.derevensky [at] mcgill.ca
Phone: 
514-398-4249
Department: 
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology
Biography: 

Dr. Derevensky’s research has focused on child and adolescent high-risk behaviors. He is actively involved in a variety of research, treatment, and prevention products. He has worked internationally and provided expert testimony before legislative bodies in several countries and his work has resulted in important social policy and governmental changes.

Degree(s): 

Ph.D., McGill University
M.A., McGill University
B.A.,  C. W. Post College

Research areas: 
Child Development
Developmental Psychopathology
Addictions
Gambling
Current research: 
  • Availability of gaming: An examination of the literature concerning the social costs and impact.
  • Examination of effective gambling prevention programs for college students.
  • The impact of social media on adolescent and young adult gambling.
  • The relationship between videogame playing and gambling.
  • Fantasy Sports.
Selected publications: 

Forthcoming Publications

Derevensky, J. & Gilbeau, L. (in press). Preventing adolescent gambling problems. In A. Heinz, N. Romanczuk-Seiferth, & M. Potenza (Eds.). Gambling disorders. Berlin: Springer International. 

Derevensky, J. & Marchica, L. (in press). Fantasy sports wagering: Is it a concern and does it require more regulation? Gambling Law Review.

Marchica, L. & Derevensky, J. (in press). Prevention of impulse control disorders. In J. Grant & M. Potenza (Eds.). Oxford handbook of impulse control disorders. New York: Oxford University Press.

Marchica, L. & Derevensky, J. (in press). Sports wagering. In E. O. Acevedo (Ed.), Oxford encyclopedia of sport, exercise and performance psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Marchica, L. Zhao, Y., Richard, J. Derevensky, J. & Shaffer, H. J. (in press). A comparative analysis of Canadian University policies toward alcohol, drugs and gambling use. Canadian Journal of Addiction.

Mills, D., Milyavskaya, M., Mettler, J., Heath, N. & Derevensky, J. (in press). How do passion for video games and needs frustration explain time spent gaming? British Journal of Social Psychology.

Mills, D., Milyavskaya, M., Heath, N,. & Derevensky, J. (in press). Gaming motivation and problematic gaming:The role of needs frustration. European Journal of Social Psychology.

Zhao, Y., Marchica, L. Derevensky, J. & Ivoska, W. (in press). Mobile gambling among youth: A warning sign for problem gambling? Journal of Gambling Issues.

 

Journal Articles

Castren, S., Temcheff, C., Derevensky, J., Joselsson, K., Alho, H. & Salonen, A. (2017). Teacher awareness and attitudes regarding adolescent risk behaviours: A sample of Finnish Middle and High School teachers. International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction, 15(2), 295-311.

Deans, E., Thomas, S., Daube, M., &  Derevensky, J. (2017). The role of peer influences on the normalisation of sports wagering: A qualitative study of Australian men. Addiction Research & Theory, 25(2), 103-113.

Deans, E., Thomas, S., Derevensky, J. & Daube, M. (2017). The influence of marketing on the sports betting and consumption behaviours of young men: Implications for harm reduction and prevention strategies. Harm Reduction Journal, 14(5), 1-12.

Kim H., Wohl, M., Gupta, R. & Derevensky, J. (2017). Why do young adults gamble online? A qualitative study of motivation to transition from social casino games to online gambling. Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health, 7(1): 6.

Marchica, L., Zhao, Y., & Derevensky, J. (2017). An analysis of health-related information using gambling-related keywords. Journal of Substance Abuse and Alcoholism (Special Themed Issue - Research on Gambling Disorders), 5(3), 1-7.

Marchica, L., Zhao, Y., Derevensky, J. & Ivoska, W. (2017). Understanding the relationship between sports-relevant gambling and being at-risk for a gambling problem among American adolescents. Journal of Gambling Studies, 33, 437-448.

Pitt, H., Thomas, S., Bestman, A., Daube, M., & Derevensky, J. (2017). What do children observe and learn from televised sports betting advertisements? A qualitative study among Australian children. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, Online; doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12728.

Pitt, H., Thomas, S. L., Bestman, A., Daube, M., & Derevensky, J. (2017). Factors that influence children’s gambling attitudes and consumption intentions: lessons for gambling harm prevention research, policies and advocacy strategies. Harm Reduction Journal, 14(1), 11; doi: 10.1186/s12954-017-0136-3.

Richard, J. & Derevensky, J. (2017). Identifying the relationship between mental health symptoms, problem behaviors and gambling among adolescents. Annals of Behavioural Science,3(2), 1-9.

Saunders, J., Hao, W., Long, J., King, D., Mann, K., Fauth-Buhler, M., Rumfp, H-J., Bowden-Jones, H.,Movaghar, A., Chung, T., Chan, E., Bahar, N., Achab, S., Lee, H-K., Potenza, M., Petry, N., Spritzer, D., Ambekar, A., Billieux, J., Derevensky, J., Griffiths, M., Pontes, H., Kuss, D., Higuchi, S., Mihara, S., Assangangkornchai, S., Sharma, M., El Kashef, A., Ip, P., Farrell, M., Scafato, E.,Carragher, N., & Poznyak, V. (2017). Gaming disorder: Its delineation as an important condition for diagnosis, management and prevention. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 6(3), 271-279.

St-Pierre, R.A., Derevensky, J., Temcheff, C., Gupta,R. & Martin-Story, A.(2017). Evaluation of a school-based gambling prevention program for adolescents: Efficacy of using the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Journal of Gambling Issues, 36

Zhao, Y., Marchica, L., Derevensky, J. & Shaffer, H. J. (2017). The scope, focus and types of gambling policies among Canadian colleges and universities. Canadian Psychology/Psychologie Canadienne, 58, 187-193.

Deans, E., Thomas, S., Daube, M., Derevensky, J. & Gordon, R. (2016). Creating symbolic cultures of consumption: An  analysis of the content of sports wagering advertisements in Australia. BMC Public Health, 16, 208-225.

Deans, E., Thomas, S., Daube, M., &  Derevensky, J. (2016). I can sit on the beach and punt through my mobile phone: The influence of physical and online environments on the gambling risk behaviours of young men. Social Science & Medicine, 166, 110-119.

Delfabbro, P., King, D. & Derevensky, J. (2016). Adolescent gambling and problem gambling: Prevalence, current issues and concerns. Current Addictions Report, 3(2), 268-274.

Derevensky, J. & Gainsbury, S. (2016). Social casino gaming and adolescents: Should we be concerned and is regulation in sight? International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 44, 1-6.

Gainsbury, S., King, D., Russell, A., Delfabbro, P.,  Derevensky, J. & Hing, N.( 2016). Exposure to and engagement with gambling marketing in social media: Reported impacts on moderate risk and problem gamblers. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30, 270-276.

Gill, K., Heath, L. & Derevensky, J. (2016). The social and psychological impacts of gambling in the Cree communities of  Northern Quebec. Journal of Gambling Studies, 32, 441-457.

Hollingshead, S., Kim, A., Wohl, M. & Derevensky, J. (2016). The social casino gaming-gambling link: Motivation for playing social casino games determines whether gambling increases or decreases. Journal of Gambling Issues, 33, 52-67.

Kim, A., Wohl, M., Gupta, R. & Derevensky, J. (2016). From the mouths of social media users: A focus group study exploring the socal casino gaming-online gambling link. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 5(1), 115-121.

Marchica, L. & Derevensky, J. (2016). Fantasy sports: A growing concern among college student-athletes. International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction, 14, 635-645.

Marchica, L. & Derevensky, J. (2016). Personalized normative feedback as an intervention method for gambling disorders: A systematic review. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 5(1), 1-10.

McBride, J. & Derevensky, J. (2016).  Gambling and video game playing among youth. Journal of Gambling Issues, 34, 156-187.

Sansanwal, R. M., Derevensky, J., & Gavriel-Fried, B. (2016). What mental health professionals in Israel know and think about adolescent problem gambling. International Gambling Studies, 16, 67-84.

St-Pierre, R. & Derevensky, J. (2016). Youth gambling behavior: Novel approaches to prevention and intervention. Current Addiction Reports, 3(2), 157-165.

Temcheff, C., Paskus, T., Potenza, M. &  Derevensky, J. (2016). Which diagnostic criteria are most useful in discriminating between social gamblers and individuals with gambling problems? An examination of DSM-IV and DSM-5 criteria. Journal of Gambling Studies, 32, 957-968.

Derevensky, J. (2015). Youth gambling: Some current misconceptions. Austin Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, 2(2), 1-9.

Derevensky, J. & Gilbeau, L. (2015). Adolescent gambling: Twenty-five years of research. Canadian Journal of Addiction/Le Journal Canadien d’Addiction, 6, 4-12.

Griffiths, M.D., van Rooij, A..J., Kardefeldt-Winther, D., Starcevic, I., Kiraly, O., Palleson, S., Mueller, K., Dreier, M., Carras, M., Prause, N., King, D.L., Aboujaoude, E., Kuss, D.J., Pontes, H. M., Lopez- Fernandez, O., Nagygyorgy, K., Achab, S., Billieux, J., Quandt, T., Carbonell, X., Ferguson, C., Hoff, R.A., Derevensky, J., Haagsma, M., Delfabbro, P., Coulson, M., Hussain, Z., & Dememtrovics, Z. (2015). Is there really an international consensus of assessing Internet Gaming Disorder? Addiction, 111, 167-178.

Kim, H.S., Wohl, M. Salmon, M., Gupta, R. & Derevensky, J. (2015). Do social casino gamers migrate to online gambling? An assessment of migration rate and potential predictors. Journal of Gambling Studies, 31(4), 1819-1831.

Sansanwal, R. M., Derevensky, J., Todiriti, R. & Lupu, V. (2015). Knowledge and attitudes regarding adolescent problem gambling: A cross-cultural comparative analysis of Romanian and Canadian teachers. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 13, 33-48. 

St-Pierre, R., Temcheff, C. & Derevensky, J. (2015). Adolescent gambling and problem gambling: Examination of an extended Theory of Planned Behaviour. International Gambling Studies, 15, 506-525.

St-Pierre, R., Temcheff, C. & Derevensky, J. (2015). Theory of planned behavior in school-based adolescent problem gambling prevention : A conceptual framework. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 36, 361-385.

Watt, E., Fitzpatrick, C., Derevensky, J. & Pagani, L. (2015). Too much television? Prospective associations between early childhood televiewing and later self-reports of victimization by sixth grade classmates. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, 36(6), 426-433.

Temcheff, C., Derevensky, J., St-Pierre, R, Gupta, R. & Martin, I. (2014). Beliefs and attitudes of mental health professionals with respect to gambling and other high risk behaviors in schools. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 12, 716-729. 

St-Pierre, R., Temcheff, C., Gupta, R., Derevensky, J. & Paskus, T. (2014). Predicting gambling problems from gambling outcome expectancies. Journal of Gambling Studies, 30, 47-60. 

St-Pierre, R., Walker, D. M., Derevensky, J & Gupta, R. (2014). How availability and accessibility of gambling venues influence problem gambling: A review of the literature. Gaming Law Review and Economics, 18(2), 150-172. 

Gupta, R. & Derevensky, J. (2014). Reflections on underage gambling. Responsible Gambling Review, 1, 37-50.

Lussier, I., Derevensky, J., Gupta, R. & Vitaro, F. (2014). Risk, compensatory, protective, and vulnerability processes influencing youth gambling problems and other high-risk behaviours. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28, 404-413. 

Derevensky, J., St-Pierre, R., Temcheff, C., & Gupta, R. (2014). Teacher awareness and attitudes regarding adolescent risky behaviours: Is adolescent gambling perceived to be a problem? Journal of Gambling Studies, 30, 435-451. 

Shead, N.W., Derevensky, J., & Paskus, T. (2014). Trends in gambling behavior among college student-athletes: A comparison of 2004 and 2008 NCAA survey data. Journal of Gambling Issues, 29.

Blanco, C., Blaszczynski, A., Clement, R., Derevensky, J., Goudriaan, A., Hodgins,D., van Holst, R., Ibanez, A., Martins, S., Moersen, C., Molinaro, S., Parke, A., Peren, F., Petry, N. & Wardle, H. (2013). Assessment tool to measure and evaluate the risk potential of gambling products (ASTERIG): A global evaluation. The Journal of Gambling Business and Economics, 7, 73-87. 

Blanco, C., Blaszczynski, A., Clement, R., Derevensky, J., Goudriaan, A., Hodgins, D., van Holst, R., Ibanez, A., Martins, S., Moersen, C., Molinaro, S., Parke, A., Peren, F., Petry, N. & Wardle, H. (2013). Assessment tool to measure and evaluate the risk potential of gambling products, ASTERIG: A global evaluation. Gambling Law Review and Economics, 17(9), 635-642. 

Faregh, N. & Derevensky, J. (2013). Epidemiology of problem gambling in a Canadian community. Community Mental Health Journal, 49 , 230-235. 

Martins, S., Hedden, S., Goldweber, A., Storr, C., Derevensky, J., Stinchfiled, R., Ialongo, N., & Petras, H. (2013). Childhood aggressive behavior and late adolescent gambling problems: Is there an association? Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 42(5), 657-668.

Thomas, S., Lewis, S., Westberg, K. & Derevensky, J. (2013). Examining the beliefs and behaviours of ‘moderate risk’ gamblers: A qualitative study. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 11, 474-489. 

Gupta, R., Nower, L., Derevensky, J., Blaszczynski , A., Faregh, N. & Temcheff, C. (2013). Problem gambling in adolescents: An examination of the Pathways Model. Journal of Gambling Studies, 29, 575-588.

King, D., Delfabbro, P., Derevensky, J., & Griffiths, M. (2012). Australian classification of video games featuring gambling content: Risks of simulated gambling for youth. International Gambling Studies, 12, 231-242. 

Shead, N.W., Derevensky, J., Gupta, R., & Fong, T. (2012) Characteristics of Internet gamblers among a sample of students at a large, public University in southwestern United States. Journal of College Student Development, 53, 133-148.

Storr, C., Lee, G., Derevensky, J., Ialongo, N. & Martins, S. (2012). Gambling and adverse life events among urban adolescents. Journal of Gambling Studies, 28, 325-336. 

McBride, J., & Derevensky, J. (2012). Internet gambling and risk-taking among students: An exploratory study. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 1, 50-58. 

Gupta, R., Nower, L., Derevensky, J., Blaszczynski , A & Faregh, N. (2013). Problem gambling in adolescents: An examination of the Pathways Model. Journal of Gambling Studies, 29,575-588. 

Campbell, C., Derevensky, J., Meerkamper , E. & Cutajar, J. (2012). The influence of cultural background on parental perceptions of adolescent gambling behaviour: A Canadian study. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 10, 537-550.

Faregh, N. & Derevensky, J. (2011). A comparative latent class analysis of endorsement profiles of DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for problem gambling among adolescents from a community and treatment sample. Addiction Research and Theory, 19, 323-333. 

Gilbeau, L., Farrell, M., & Derevensky, J. (2011). Adolescent gambling - A risky business. Casino Lawyer, 7, 4-6.

Shead, N. W., Walsh, K., Taylor, A., Derevensky, J., & Gupta, R. (2011). Youth gambling prevention: Can celebrity-endorsed public service announcements be effective? International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 9(2), 165-179. 

Huang, J-H., Jacobs, D.,& Derevensky, J. (2011). DSM-based problem gambling: Increasing the odds of heavy drinking in a national sample of U.S. athletes. Journal of Psychiatric Research, 45, 302-308. 

Faregh, N. & Derevensky, J. (2011). Gambling behavior among adolescents with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder. Journal of Gambling Studies, 27, 243-256. 

Olason, D.T., Kristjansdottir, E., Einarsdottir, H., Bjarnarson, G., & Derevensky, J. (2011). Internet gambling and problem gambling among 13 to 18 year old adolesceents in Iceland. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 9, 257-263. 

Temcheff, C., St-Pierre, R., & Derevensky, J. (2011). Youth gambling and deliquency: Legislative and social policy implications.Gambling Law Reviewand Economics, 15, (9), 539-552. 

Campbell, C., Derevensky, J., Meerkamper, E. & Cutajar, J. (2011). Parents’ perceptions of adolescent gambling: A Canadian national study. Journal of Gambling Issues, 25, 36-53. 

Temcheff, C., Derevensky, J., & Paskus, T. (2011). Pathological and disordered gambling: A comaprison of the DSM-IV and DSM-V criteria. International Gambling Studies, 11, 213-220. 

St-Pierre, R., Derevensky, J., Gupta, R. & Martin, I. (2011). Preventing lottery ticket sales to minors: Factors influencing retailers’ compliance behaviour. International Gambling Studies, 11,173-192. 

Shead, N. W., Derevensky, J. & Meerkamper, E. (2011). Your mother should know: A comparison of maternal and paternal attitudes and behaviors related to gambling among their adolescent children. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 9,264-275. 

Derevensky, J., Sklar, A., Gupta, R., & Messerlian, C. (2010). An empirical study examining the impact of gambling advertisements on adolescent gambling attitudes and behaviors. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 8, 21-34. 

Sklar, A., Gupta, R., & Derevensky, J. (2010). Binge gambling behaviors reported by youth in a residential drug treatment setting: A qualitative investigation. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 22(1), 153-162. 

Moubarac, J-C., Shead, N. W., & Derevensky, J. (2010). Bingo playing and problem gambling: A review of our current knowledge.Journal of Gambling Issues, 24, 164-184. 

Brezing, C., Derevensky, J., & Potenza, M. (2010). Non-substance addictive behaviors in youth: Pathological gambling and problematic Internet use. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 19,625-641. 

Pagani, L., Derevensky, J., & Japel, C. (2010). Does early childhood emotional distress predict later gambling behaviour? Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 55, 159-165. 

Shead, N.W., Derevensky, J., & Gupta, R. (2010). Risk and protective factors associated with youth problem gambling.International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 22(1), 39-58 

Huang, J-H., Jacobs, D., & Derevensky, J. (2010). Sexual risk-taking behaviors among youth problem gamblers: Empirical results from a national college athlete survey. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 39(3), 706-713. 

Sklar, A., & Derevensky, J. (2010). Way to play: Analyzing gambling ads for their appeal to underage youth. Canadian Journal of Communication, 35 (4), 533-554. 

Felsher, J., Derevensky, J., & Gupta, R. (2010). Young adults with gambling problems: The impact of childhood maltreatment.International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction, 8, 545-556. 

Derevensky, J., Shek, D., & Merrick, J. (2010). Youth Gambling.International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 22(1), 1-2. 

McBride, J. & Derevensky, J. (2009). Internet gambling behaviour in a sample of online gamblers. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 7, 149-167.

Pagani, L., Derevensky, J., & Japel, C. (2009). Predicting gambling behavior in sixth grade from kindergarten impulsivity: A tale of developmental continuity. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 163(3), 238-243. 

Gavriel-Fried, B., & Derevensky, J. (2009). The gestation and birth of the law prohibiting the sale of lottery tickets to Israeli minors (Amendment to the Penal Code): Some social policy issues.International Gambling Studies, 9, 135-150. 

Derevensky, J. (2008). Gambling behaviors and adolescent substance abuse disorders. In Y. Kaminer & O. G.Buckstein (Eds.). Adolescent substance abuse: Psychiatric comorbidity and high risk behaviors. New York: Haworth Press, 403-433.

Derevensky, J., Dickson, L., Gupta, R. & Hardoon, K. (2008). Adolescent attitudes toward gambling. Brazilian Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 4, 17-28.

Monaghan, S., & Derevensky, J. (2008). An appraisal of the impact of the depiction of gambling in society on youth. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 6, 1557-1574.

Ellenbogen, S., Jacobs, D., Derevensky, J., Gupta, R., & Paskus, T. (2008). Gambling behaviour among college athletes. Journal of Applied Sports Psychology, 20, 349-362. 

Monaghan, S., Derevensky, J., & Sklar, A. (2008). Impact of gambling advertisemnts on chidlren and adolescents: Policy recommendations to minimize harm. International Gambling Studies, 22,252-274. 

Dickson, L., Derevensky, J. & Gupta, R. (2008). Youth gambling problems: An examination of risk and protective factors.International Gambling Studies, 8(1) 25-47.

Derevensky, J., Dickson, L., Gupta R., & Hardoon, K. (2008). Adolescent attitudes toward gambling. Brazilian Journal of Cognitive Psychology.

Gillespie, M., Derevensky, J., & Gupta, R. (2007). Adolescent problem gambling: Developing a gambling expectancy instrument.Journal of Gambling Issues, 19, 51-68. 

Messerlian, C., Gillespie, M., & Derevensky, J. (2007). Beyond drugs and alcohol: Including gambling in our high-risk behavior framework. Paediatrics and Child Health, 12(3), 199-204. 

Huang, J-H., Jacobs, D., Derevensky, J., Gupta, R., & Paskus, T. (2007). Gambling and health risk behaviors among U.S. college student athletes: Findings from a national study. Journal of Adolescent Health, 40(5), 390-397. 

Ellenbogen, S., Derevensky, J., & Gupta, R.. (2007). Gender differences among adolescents with gambling related problems.Journal of Gambling Studies, 23, 133-143. 

Derevensky, J., & Gupta, R. (2007). Internet gambling amongst adolescents: A growing concern. International Journal of Mental Health and Addictions, 5(2), 93-101. 

Derevensky, J., Gupta, R., & Baboushkin, H. (2007). Underlying cognitions in children's gambling behavior: Can they be modified?International Gambling Studies, 7(3), 281-298.

Derevensky, J., & Gupta, R. (2007). Internet gambling amongst adolescents: A growing concern. International Journal of Mental Health and Addictions, 5(2), 93-101.

Derevensky, J., Pratt, L., Hardoon, K., & Gupta, R. (2007). The relationship between gambling problems and impulsivity among adolescents: Some preliminary data and thoughts. Journal of Addiction Medicine. 1(3), 165-172. 

Gillespie, M., Derevensky, J., & Gupta, R. (2007). The utility of outcome expectancies in the prediction of adolescent gambling behaviour. Journal of Gambling Issues, 19, 69-85. 

Lussier, I., Derevensky, J., Gupta, R., Bergevin, T., & Ellenbogen, S. (2007).Youth gambling behaviors: An examination of the role of resilience. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 21, 165-173. 

Books and monographs

Derevensky, J. Teen gambling: Understanding a growing epidemic.(2012). New York: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing.

Derevensky, J., Shek, D., & Merrick, J. (Eds.) (2011). Youth gambling problems: The hidden addiction. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Derevensky, J., & Gupta, R. (Eds.) (2004). Gambling problems in youth: Theoretical and applied perspectives. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers; Published in Korean (2013). 

Articles/Chapters in books and monographs

Derevensky, J., Csiernik, R. & St-Pierre, R. (2017). Problem gambling: Current knowledge, clinical perspectives  and concerns.  In R. Csiernik & W. S. Rowe (Eds.). Responding to the oppression of addiction: Canadian social work perspectives, Third edition. Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press, 434-462.

Derevensky, J. & Gilbeau, L. (2017). Adolescent gambling: Another risky behavior. In D L. Evans, E.B. Foa, R.E. Gur, H. Hendin, C.P. O’Brien, D. Romer, M. Seligman & B.T. Walsh (Eds.), Treating and preventing adolescent mental health disorders: What we know and what we don’t know. A research agenda for improving the mental health of our youth, 2nd edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 571-584.

Derevensky, J. (2015). Youth gambling problems: Cause for concern. In Y. Kaminer (Ed.). Youth substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press. 307-336

Yau, Y., Derevensky, J. &  Potenza, M. (2015). Pathological preoccupation with the Internet. In Y. Kaminer (Ed.). Youth substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press, 337-350.

Derevensky, J. & Paskus, T. (2014). Gambling behaviors of college student athletes. In G. Brown (Ed.). Min, body and Sport. Understanding and supporting student-athlete mental wellness.Indianapolis: NCAA Press, 52-57. 

Derevensky, J., Theall, L., Stewart, S. & Arbeau, A. (2014). Gambling collaborative action plan for children and youth. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J. N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Bjorkgren, A. Declercq et al. interARi Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition. Washington, D.C: interRAI. 

Griffiths, M. D., Derevensky, J., Theall, L., Stewart, S. & Arbeau, A. (2014). Video gaming. In S.L. Stewart, L.A. Theall, J. N. Morris, K. Berg, M. Bjorkgren, A. Declercq et al.interARi Child and Youth Mental Health Collaborative Action Plans (CAPs) for use with the interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health (ChYMH) Assessment Instrument, Research Version 1 Standard Edition. Washington, D.C: interRAI. 

Derevensky, J., Temcheff, C. & Bowden-Jones, H.(2014). Addiction, an overivew. Encyclopedia of quality of life research. Netherlands: Springer Dordrecht Publishing.

Temcheff, C., St-Pierre, R. & Derevensky, J. (2013). Gambling among teens, college students and young adults. In. D. Richards, A. Blaszczynski, & L. Nower (Eds.), Handbook of pathological gambling.NY: Wiley-Blackwell, 306-326.

Griffiths, M., Derevensky, J. & Parke, J. (2012). Online gambling among youth: Cause for concern? In R. Williams, R. Wood & J. Parke (Eds.), Handbook of Internet gambling. U.K.: Rutledge, 183-199. 

Derevensky, J. (2012). Youth gambling: An important social policy and public health issue. In J. O'Dea (Ed.), Contemporary issues and controversies in youth health education, sport, and physical education. NY: Nova Science Publishers. 

Volberg, R.A., Gupta, R., Griffiths, M.D., Olason, D.T., & Delfabbro, P. (2011). An international perspective on youth gambling prevalence studies. In J. Derevensky, D. Shek & J. Merrick (Eds.),Youth gambling problems: The hidden addiction. Berlin: De Gruyter, 21-56.

Gupta, R. & Derevensky, J. (2011). Defining and assessing binge gambling. In J. Derevensky, D. Shek & J. Merricks (Eds.), Youth gambling problems: The hidden addiction. Berlin: De Gruyter, 79-97.

Faregh, N. & Derevensky, J. (2011). Prevention of impulse control disorders. In J. E. Grant & M. N. Potenza Eds.), Understanding impulse control disorders. NY: Oxford University Press, 499-515. 

Griffiths, M., Parke, J. & Derevensky, J. (2011). Remote gambling in adolescence. In J. Derevensky, D. Shek & J. Merricks (Eds.), Youth gambling problems: The hidden addiction. Berlin: De Gruyter, 125-146.

Derevensky, J. & Gupta, R. (2011). The International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors (Centre International d’étude sur le jeu et les comportements à risque chez les jeunes). In J. Derevensky, D. Shek & J. Merricks (Eds.), Youth gambling problems: The hidden addiction. Berlin: De Gruyter, 249-254.

Derevensky, J., Temcheff, C., & Gupta, R. (2011). Treatment of adolescent gambling problems: More art than science? In J. Derevensky, D. Shek & J. Merrick (Eds.), Youth gambling problems: The hidden addiction. Berlin: De Gruyter, 167-186.

Gupta, R. & Derevensky, J. (2011). Understanding the etiology of youth problem gambling . In J. Derevensky, D. Shek & J. Merrick (Eds.), Youth gambling problems: The hidden addiction. Berlin: De Gruyter, 7-17.

Derevensky, J. (2011). Youth gambling and problem gambling. In L. Firth (Ed.). The Gambling Problem. Cambridge: Independence Educational Publishers.

Derevensky, J. & Gupta, R. (2011). Youth gambling prevention initiatives: A decade of research. In J. Derevensky, D. Shek & J. Merricks (Eds.), Youth gambling problems: The hidden addiction.Berlin: De Gruyter, 213-230.

Shead, N.W., Derevensky, J.L., & Gupta, R. (2011). Youth problem gambling: Our current knowledge of risk and protective factors. In J. Derevensky, D. Shek & J. Merricks (Eds.), Youth gambling problems: The hidden addiction. Berlin: De Gruyter, 59-78.

Derevensky, J., Gupta, R., & Csiernik, R. (2010). Problem gambling: Current knowledge and clinical perspectives. In R. Csiernik & W. Rowe (Eds.). Responding to the oppression of addiction: Canadian social work perspectives, Second edition. Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press, 359-378. 

Martin, I., Gupta, R., & Derevensky, J. (2009). Participation aux jeux de hasard et d’argent. In G. Dubé, (Ed.). Enquête québécoise sur le tabagisme chez les élèves du secondaire, 2008. Québec: Institut de la statistique du Québec. Les Publications du Quebec, Gouvernment du Quebec, 149-181. 

Derevensky, J. (2009). Preface. In G. Meyer, T. Hayer & , M. Griffiths (Eds.). Problem gambling in Europe – Challenges, prevention and interventions. New York: Springer Books, xv-xviii. 

Derevensky, J. (2009). School psychologists. In B. Kerr (Ed.).Encyclopedia of giftedness, creativity and talent, Vol 2. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 762-764. 

Derevensky, J. (2009). Substance abuse. In B. Kerr (Ed.).Encyclopedia of giftedness, creativity and talent, Vol 2. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 842-845. 

Derevensky, J. (2009). Youth gambling: A Canadian perspective. In J. F. Cosgrave T. R. Klassen (Eds.) Casino state: Legalized gambling in Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 192-220. 

Lussier, I., Derevensky, J., & Gupta, R. (2009). Youth gambling prevention and resilience education: A harm reduction approach.The Praeger International collection on addictions. Volume IV. CT: Praeger, 339-350. 

Lussier, I.., Derevensky, J., & Gupta, R. (2009). Youth gambling prevention and resilience education: A harm reduction approach.The Praeger International collection on addictions. Volume IV. CT: Praeger, 339-350. 

Lussier, I., Derevensky, J., & Gupta, R. (2009). Youth gambling problems: An international perspective. In A. Browne-Miller (Ed.).The Praeger International collection on addictions. Volume IV. CT: Praeger, 259- 280. 

Gupta, R., & Derevensky, J. (2008). A treatment approach for adolescents with gambling problems. In M. Zangeneh, A. Blaszczynski & N. Turner (Eds.), In the pursuit of winning: Problem gambling theory, research and treatment. New York: Springer Books, 271-290. 

Derevensky, J. (2008). Gambling. In W. A. Darity (Ed.).International encyclopedia of the social sciences, Vol. 3, 2nd edition. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 248-250. 

Derevensky, J. (2008). Gambling behaviors and adolescent substance use disorders. In Y. Kaminer & O. G.Buckstein (Eds.).Adolescent substance abuse: Psychiatric comorbidity and high risk behaviors. New York: Haworth Press, 403-433. 

Gupta, R., & Derevensky, J. (2008). Gambling practices among youth: Etiology, prevention and treatment. In C. A. Essau (Ed.),Adolescent addiction: Epidemiology, assessment and treatment.London, UK: Elsevier, 207-230. 

Research Reports

Griffiths, M., & Derevensky, J. (2016). The Liberalization of the Lottery Market in the Netherlands: A Report on Potential Psychosocial Impacts and How to Minimize Harm. Report prepared for the Ministry of Justice, Netherlands,45 pp.

Blanco, C., Clement, R., Derevensky, J., Goudriaan, A., Griffiths, M., Hodgins, D., van Holst, R., Liesching, M., Moersen, M., Molinaro, S., Parke, A., Peren, F. & Perez-Fuentes, G. (2016). Safeguarding the Protection of Minors and Players with Respect to Commercial Gambling in Germany – 2.0. Report prepared for the International Research Institute for Gambling and Gaming, Germany, 117 pp.

Derevensky, J. (2016). A Case Study on Research, Policy and Program Responses to Public Health Problems Associated with Excessive Use of Internet and Other Communication and Gaming Platforms in Canada. Reported prepared for the World Health Organization, 13pp.

Gainsbury, S., King, D., Delfabbro, P., Hing, N. Russell, A., Blaszczynski, A. & Derevensky, J. (2015). The Use of Social Media in Gambling. Gambling Research Australia, 337 pp.

Derevensky, J. & Remmers, P. (2014). ALICE RAP Policy Issue Paper on the Social Impact of Gambling. Report to the ALICE RAP Committee of the European Union. 

Derevensky, J. Lischer, S. & Remmers, P. (2014.) Harm Minimization in the Prevention of Problem Gambling: Our Current Knowledge. Reported prepared for the Gauselmann Group, Germany, 64 pp. 

Kim, H.S., Wohl, M., Gupta, R. & Dervensky, J. (2014). Play-for-fun to Play-for-pay: Identifying factors that transition people from social network gaming to online gambling. Final Report to the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Center, 43 pp.

Derevensky, J., St-Pierre, R., Walker, D. & Gupta, R. (2013). Availability and Accessability of Gambling Venues: An examination of the Literature Concerning: How These Impact Problem Gambling. Final report to Mise Sur Toi. 

Maitland, S. B., Arnett, J., Davey, A.,Derevensky, J. & Wiebe, J. (2013). Developmental Transitions and the Impact of Gambling in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: Establishing the Baseline.Final report to the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Center, Ontario. 

Derevensky, J. Gainsbury, S., Gupta, R. & Ellery, M. (2013). Play-for-Fun/Social-Casino Gambling: An Examination of Our Current Knowledge. Final report to the Manitoba Gambling Research Program.

Gupta, R., Derevensky, J. & Wohl, M.J. (2012). A Qualitative Examination of Online Gambling Gulture Among College Students: Factors Influencing Participation, Maintenance and Cessation. Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Center, Ontario. 

Derevensky, J., Gupta, R., & Martin, I. (2012). Evaluation of a Treatment Program for Problem Gambling Offered to the Quebec Adolescent Population (Évaluation de l’impact d’un programme de traitement des problèmes de jeu offert à la population adolescente québécoise). Report prepared for the Fonds de recherché en santé du Québec (FRSQ), Québec. 

Gupta, R. & Derevensky, J. (2012). Gambling Awareness Prevention Initiative: An Evaluation of the 2011-2012 Smart Choices School Program. Report prepared for the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs (BDAP), Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

Derevensky, J. & Gupta, R. (2012). Gambling Awareness/Prevention Initiative: A Summary of the Three-Year Smart Chocies Pilot Program. Report prepared for the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs (BDAP). Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

Gupta, R. & Derevensky, J. (2012). Preventing Gambling Problems Among College Students: A Literature Review. Report prepared for Mise sur toi, Montreal. 

Griffiths, M., Parke, J. & Derevensky, J. (2012). Structural Characteristics of Slot Machines. Reported prepared for the Gauselmann Group, Germany. 

Derevensky, J., St-Pierre, R., Temcheff, C. & Gupta, R. (2012).Teacher Awareness, Beliefs, and Attitudes Regarding Adolescent Gambling and Problem Gambling Prevention. Report prepared for the Ontario Problem Gambling Research Center, Ontario.