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Oct
28
Wed
2020
Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) 40th Anniversary Conference @ Online
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – Oct 29 @ 2:30 pm

At the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling’s 40th Anniversary Conference, we’ll continue to explore the ever-changing field of problem gambling, highlighting emerging trends and best practices in addressing at-risk and priority populations.

ADVOCACY & AWARENESS

Chris Hansford (Consumers For Digital Fairness) & Art Mongillo (CCPG) will look at how the rapidly changing landscape of gambling has affected advocacy and how it will potentially impact legislation in Connecticut.

We’ll also have a live podcast recorded at the conference, sharing the story of how Brian Hatch (All In: The Addicted Gambler’s Podcast) and Jeff Wasserman (Delaware Council on Gambling Problems) found an impactful outlet and supportive community while searching for recovery and how it keeps them going.

PREVENTION & EDUCATION

With youth exposure to gambling increasing and more young people developing gambling issues, reaching young people with gambling education is more crucial than ever. Adrian Sladdin (Seventh Wave Training) will share his experience in developing a successful and adaptable youth gambling education program.

College years are associated with higher rates of risky behaviors, addiction and mental health issues. Recent studies show higher rates of problem gambling in 18-24 year-olds than the general public, in part due to the increasing availability and accessibility of gambling. Mike Buzzelli (Problem Gambling Network of Ohio) will discuss his work with Greek Life programs on college campuses and share tips and tools for program success and sustainability.

We’ll also be showcasing the work being done regionally around Connecticut, including an exciting new youth problem gambling prevention campaign.

TREATMENT

Videogaming is now firmly a part of the conversation when it comes to youth problem gambling and technology addiction. Parents and even gamers themselves are struggling to navigate the growing draw of videogaming and what to do when it becomes problematic. With Gaming Disorder being a newly recognized disorder, clinicians need to understand where to start when a client comes for treatment and what factors to consider to improve the likelihood of a successful outcome. Nadja Streiter (GameQuitters) will help identify where the client falls on the continuum of disordered gaming, the range of motivations for gaming, and the role of the family in treatment.

Military veterans and active duty personnel are an at-risk population for gambling problems, with an estimated 56,000 active duty service members potentially meeting the criteria for gambling disorder. The prevalence of disordered gambling in the military is a serious health issue and poses a national security concern. Elina Stefanovics (Yale University School of Medicine) will present the risk factors, co-morbidities and treatment interventions for problem gambling among the population of U.S. veterans.

CULTURAL AWARENESS

Over the past year, the country has grappled with racial equity. It is important for clinicians to understand intergenerational trauma when treating problem gamblers and their families. Neva Pryor (Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey) will facilitate a workshop to equip participants with the necessary tools and education to help the clinician to honor their client’s history and current racial issues.

RECOVERY

Stephen Matos (MCCA) will moderate a panel of people in recovery from gambling disorder as well as family members/persons affected by another’s gambling. Panelists will share their moving stories of how problem gambling has impacted their lives, and attendees will learn about the multiple pathways to recovery and resources for help in Connecticut.

Registration includes: 2 days of training, 9 presentations from experts in field

CEUs Available: 8

Register here.

Nov
1
Sun
2020
IGCCB Exam Prep eCourse Program –Ongoing/Self-Paced
Nov 1 all-day

IGCCB Exam Prep eCourse Program
Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

With so many motivated counselors across the nation preparing each year to take the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB) Gambling Counselor exam, the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling (ECPG) and our partners wanted to do more to help counselors feel prepared and confident when actually taking the exam.

Certification is a challenging and worthwhile achievement. This course is designed to supplement your study and core trainings with practice exam questions, listings of study resource materials, and test-taking tips. The self-paced program allows you to study on your own schedule – from your PC, Phone, or Tablet. Once you are registered, you can return to the eCourse as often as you’d like for as long as 120 days.

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE: 2 hours
CE CREDITS: 2
Approved for CE hours by:
NAADAC, NCPG, AAHCPAD, and MHACBO
FORMAT: Online, Self-Paced Study
PRICING:
Non-member: $25
ECPG Member: $22

Register here.

Nov
5
Thu
2020
34th National Conference on Gambling Addiction & Responsible Gambling @ Online
Nov 5 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm

For full information please go to our Conference page at https://bit.ly/NCPG-Conf2020

Dec
1
Tue
2020
IGCCB Exam Prep eCourse Program –Ongoing/Self-Paced
Dec 1 all-day

IGCCB Exam Prep eCourse Program
Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

With so many motivated counselors across the nation preparing each year to take the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB) Gambling Counselor exam, the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling (ECPG) and our partners wanted to do more to help counselors feel prepared and confident when actually taking the exam.

Certification is a challenging and worthwhile achievement. This course is designed to supplement your study and core trainings with practice exam questions, listings of study resource materials, and test-taking tips. The self-paced program allows you to study on your own schedule – from your PC, Phone, or Tablet. Once you are registered, you can return to the eCourse as often as you’d like for as long as 120 days.

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE: 2 hours
CE CREDITS: 2
Approved for CE hours by:
NAADAC, NCPG, AAHCPAD, and MHACBO
FORMAT: Online, Self-Paced Study
PRICING:
Non-member: $25
ECPG Member: $22

Register here.

Dec
2
Wed
2020
34th National Conference: Master Classes
Dec 2 @ 1:11 pm – 2:11 pm

Our Master Classes will provide in-depth exploration of special topics from nationally-known experts.

Master Classes – online only

December 2, 3 and 9, 2020 (Weds., Thurs., Weds.) from 1 to 3 pm ET.

  • These ‘live’ workshops will use a platform that allows for direct interaction.
  • Up to 6 CEUs (or 2 per day).
  • Seats will be limited to allow for more interactive methods of work.
  • Attendees will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early!
  • Registration will be separate from the Main Conference sessions.

NCPG Members receive a significant discount on the Master Class prices. Go to www.ncpgambling.org/conference for more information and to register.

Dec
29
Tue
2020
MACGH Presents: Trauma Forever or Wakanda Forever? Trauma Recovery for Culturally Diverse Clients with Disordered Gambling by Dr. Deborah Haskins
Dec 29 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health Presents: Trauma Forever or Wakanda Forever? Trauma Recovery for Culturally Diverse Clients with Disordered Gambling by Dr. Deborah Haskins

Research documents that disordered gamblers are more likely than the general population to experience trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Culturally diverse clients and communities also experience trauma, but are often overlooked due to disparities in access, cultural mistrust of mental health treatment, and the influence of social injustice on help seeking behaviors. ‘Wakanda’ is a fictionalized African society which respects and empowers African-descent men, women, and children. What would it look like for gambling treatment professionals and preventionists to also create culturally empowering trauma recovery and prevention services? This session will highlight experiences of trauma among gamblers (including collective/cultural experiences of trauma) and identify empowering strategies and prevention tools to support recovery.

CEUs Available: 2

Register here.