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Oct
23
Tue
2018
15th Annual Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling Conference (CT) @ Hilton Mystic
Oct 23 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Navigating the Future of Problem Gambling

This year we’re excited to feature Spencer Christian as our keynote speaker! Best known as the former weather forecaster for ABC’s Good Morning America, Spencer recently authored a book entitled, “You Bet Your Life,” in which he details his struggles with disordered gambling.

We are also thrilled to be joined by Cam Adair, internationally-known YouTuber and pioneer on video gaming addiction. He will be sharing his personal journey of overcoming his addiction to the gaming world and offer key insights into how gaming and social media are designed to keep people hooked.

We’ll also have workshops and sessions on at-risk populations and the far-reaching impact of gambling, gaming and other risky behaviors; the intersection of problem gambling and human trafficking; legislative and advocacy updates in CT and much more!

 

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Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling Training Institute @ UMass Center
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Presenters:    Jodie Nealley, Haner Hernandez PhD, Yvonne Andrews, Ted Nikolla & Thomas Broffman PhD

4 weeks of classes – The goal of Mass Council on Compulsive Gambling’s Training Institute is to increase the number of services providers in the treatment and service of Gambling Disorders, increase community access to comprehensive and competent care, increase service & treatment delivery, and improve treatment outcomes. The Training Institute provides a comprehensive delivery of gambling specific training’s for social services providers to build the capacity of knowledge in the area of gambling disorder. The training institute meets from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm, twice per week for four weeks.  At the conclusion of the four-week training process, individuals will be able to meet the MA PGS training standards and certificate training requirements.

Clock Hours/Continuing Education Units- 32

Oct
25
Thu
2018
Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling Training Institute @ UMass Center
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Presenters:    Jodie Nealley, Haner Hernandez PhD, Yvonne Andrews, Ted Nikolla & Thomas Broffman PhD

4 weeks of classes – The goal of Mass Council on Compulsive Gambling’s Training Institute is to increase the number of services providers in the treatment and service of Gambling Disorders, increase community access to comprehensive and competent care, increase service & treatment delivery, and improve treatment outcomes. The Training Institute provides a comprehensive delivery of gambling specific training’s for social services providers to build the capacity of knowledge in the area of gambling disorder. The training institute meets from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm, twice per week for four weeks.  At the conclusion of the four-week training process, individuals will be able to meet the MA PGS training standards and certificate training requirements.

Clock Hours/Continuing Education Units- 32

Oct
26
Fri
2018
Southern Region Problem Gambling Conference (FL) @ Hilton Garden Inn Seaworld
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day

Earn Up to 10 CEUs at the Southern Region Problem Gambling Conference this October. Registration is now open for the inaugural Southern Region Problem Gambling Conference! Join professionals from around the country at the Hilton Garden Inn at SeaWorld in Orlando, from October 26-27, 2018, to learn about the latest developments in prevention, treatment, outreach, and technology while looking at what the future holds. Earn up to 10 CEUs and make it a bizcation!

 

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Oct
30
Tue
2018
Problem Gambling Training: The Dis-ease of Addiction @ Northampton Community College Fowler Family Southside Center
Oct 30 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

People often indicate that a person who struggles with addiction has a “problem’ with the drug of choice; that said, we need to expand the thinking of the addiction workforce to consider addiction as a SOLUTION to a DEEPER problem.  Problems that stem from trauma, abuse, ACE, and neglect left unresolved will continue to manifest itself in the solution of addiction.  A comprehensive, holistic, approach treating the whole person from deep within can lead to a sustained and meaningful long-term recovery. This workshop will examine the DIS-EASE within not only the person who struggles but within all of us as well as the importance of community and connection in the recovery process.

6 CE Credit Program

 

Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling Training Institute @ UMass Center
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Presenters:    Jodie Nealley, Haner Hernandez PhD, Yvonne Andrews, Ted Nikolla & Thomas Broffman PhD

4 weeks of classes – The goal of Mass Council on Compulsive Gambling’s Training Institute is to increase the number of services providers in the treatment and service of Gambling Disorders, increase community access to comprehensive and competent care, increase service & treatment delivery, and improve treatment outcomes. The Training Institute provides a comprehensive delivery of gambling specific training’s for social services providers to build the capacity of knowledge in the area of gambling disorder. The training institute meets from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm, twice per week for four weeks.  At the conclusion of the four-week training process, individuals will be able to meet the MA PGS training standards and certificate training requirements.

Clock Hours/Continuing Education Units- 32

Nov
1
Thu
2018
Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling Training Institute @ UMass Center
Nov 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Presenters:    Jodie Nealley, Haner Hernandez PhD, Yvonne Andrews, Ted Nikolla & Thomas Broffman PhD

4 weeks of classes – The goal of Mass Council on Compulsive Gambling’s Training Institute is to increase the number of services providers in the treatment and service of Gambling Disorders, increase community access to comprehensive and competent care, increase service & treatment delivery, and improve treatment outcomes. The Training Institute provides a comprehensive delivery of gambling specific training’s for social services providers to build the capacity of knowledge in the area of gambling disorder. The training institute meets from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm, twice per week for four weeks.  At the conclusion of the four-week training process, individuals will be able to meet the MA PGS training standards and certificate training requirements.

Clock Hours/Continuing Education Units- 32

Nov
5
Mon
2018
Cultural Competency and Gambling @ Courtyard by Marriott
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Presenter:      Haner Hernández, PhD., CADCII, LADCI

This training will focus on the connection between gambling and cultural intelligence.  Participants will learn about behavioral health disparities, how to build health equity, and will explore specific techniques and strategies designed to engage and treat people from diverse identities and communities.  The training will include didactic as well as interactive exercises designed to engage participants and elicit their input.  The training is intended for entry to advanced level.

Clock hours/Continuing Education Units: 4.5

Nov
6
Tue
2018
Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling Training Institute @ UMass Center
Nov 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Presenters:    Jodie Nealley, Haner Hernandez PhD, Yvonne Andrews, Ted Nikolla & Thomas Broffman PhD

4 weeks of classes – The goal of Mass Council on Compulsive Gambling’s Training Institute is to increase the number of services providers in the treatment and service of Gambling Disorders, increase community access to comprehensive and competent care, increase service & treatment delivery, and improve treatment outcomes. The Training Institute provides a comprehensive delivery of gambling specific training’s for social services providers to build the capacity of knowledge in the area of gambling disorder. The training institute meets from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm, twice per week for four weeks.  At the conclusion of the four-week training process, individuals will be able to meet the MA PGS training standards and certificate training requirements.

Clock Hours/Continuing Education Units- 32

Nov
7
Wed
2018
Webinar: How to Have the Conversation about Problem Gambling @ Online Webinar
Nov 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Presenter:      Dr. Deborah Haskins

Do you know how to have the conversation about problem gambling with gamblers exhibiting risky gambling behavior or who may have a gambling disorder? Do you know how to provide problem gambling wellness in the communities outside of the therapy office/mental health agency?  Are you skilled in how to engage culturally diverse persons/families/communities and how to have the conversation about problem gambling?  Well, attend this webinar which will also include a demonstration of how to have the conversation with a culturally diverse former gambler.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Learn effective conversation skills for gamblers and community members about problem gambling;
  • Learn how to provide a “warm” transfer to problem gambling treatment and/or peer recovery resources;
  • Expand cultural awareness about how to engage culturally diverse gamblers, loved ones, and communities when sharing problem gambling advocacy and wellness.

Dr. Deborah G. Haskins is President of the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling, Director of Counseling Programs and Associate Professor of Counseling at Trinity Washington University. She has a PhD in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University. Dr. Haskins is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor, and Board-Approved Clinical Supervisor.

Clock hours/Continuing Education Units: 2.0