Training & Research

Training Calendar

We believe it’s crucial to advance diverse perspectives on problem gambling. Here, you’ll find events hosted by leaders, researchers, clinicians and advocates from a wide range of communities and backgrounds. Many of our trainings also offer gambling-specific CEs!

NATIONAL TRAINING Calendar
Mar
1
Fri
2024
Ask Me Anything (AMA): Keith Whyte Live on r/problemgambling
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NCPG will kick off Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) with a live Ask Me Anything on Reddit. 

Join Executive Director Keith Whyte on March 1st, 2024 at 4:00 pm ET and ask him anything about problem gambling – including treatment, research, recovery, and changes in the problem gambling landscape post PASPA. Visit r/problemgambling here

Mar
5
Tue
2024
Understanding Gambling-Motivated Crime
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This two-hour presentation explores criminal consequences for people who have a history of problematic gambling including how commission of a gambling-motivated crime is connected to the social and economic consequences of Gambling Disorder. Findings allow for fuller understanding of the different ways people with Gambling Disorder become involved in the carceral system, primarily for acquisitional crimes to support gambling and/or to pay off gambling “related” debts. Additionally, Dr. Malkin explores the issues people with Gambling Disorder face through the criminal justice system, including in correctional facilities. An understanding of the potential for gambling treatment diversion programs/courts are discussed, as well as information on which individuals would best be served by diversion. She includes details of her lived experiences as well. The presentation includes suggestions for counselors and others who have clients who may have been involved in gambling-motivated crimes.

Learning Objectives- At the end, you will be able to:

1. To connect Gambling Disorder progression with the commission of gambling-motivated crimes

2. To identify the relationship between social, economic, and legal consequences of problem gambling and gambling-motivated crime

3. To identify 5 ways the criminal justice system could provide more resources for problem gamblers, including the potential for gambling treatment diversion courts/programs

4. To identify 7 tools and strategies for practitioners who treat problem gamblers who maybe facing criminal prosecution for gambling-motivated crimes

This workshop is 2.0 hours in length. It is FREE to attend.

NYCPG Veteran Symposium
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm

This year we are kicking the NYCPG Conference off with our Veteran Symposium on Tuesday March 5th at 2PM. The Veteran Symposium is included in your conference registration and has 3 hours of CEU’s (pending). Please join us as we come together to discuss the unique challenges faced when serving the veteran population.

2:00PM – 3:00PM
Making the Connection: Addressing Problem Gambling in Military and Veteran Populations
Presenter: Heather Chapman, Ph.D. ICGCII BACC

3:10PM – 4:45PM
Problem Gambling Among Veterans: A Discussion of the Task at Hand
Moderator: Jonathan Crandall, BSW, CRPA, VSR
Panelists: Dr. Heather Chapman, David Yeager,
Shirley Hoak, Shawna Black, Gavin Walters , Danielle Koulermos

Mar
7
Thu
2024
Gambling Motivated Crime Webinar
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The speaker, Michelle L. Malkin, JD, PhD will explore the potential criminal consequences for people who have a history of Gambling Disorder.

To register email bkalpin@ucfs.org or call (860) 822-4235.

March Helpline Modernization Forum
Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us on March 7th at 1pm EST for the Monthly National Problem Gambling Helpline Modernization Forum! At the top of the hour, NCPG Staff will give an update on the status of the National Problem Gambling Helpline Modernization Project activities and will then open the floor to any questions, comments, concerns, etc., from the audience.

Mar
12
Tue
2024
Ask an Expert: How the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio Celebrates PGAM
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Explore the Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) landscape at the state level with the Executive Director, Derek Longmeier, from the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio (PGNO). As a leading force in the state, PGNO actively collaborates with stakeholders year-round to elevate Ohio’s problem gambling service system through innovative approaches, advocacy, and support. Join us for an insightful discussion with Derek Longmeier to gain valuable insights into PGAM initiatives at PGNO and gather practical tips for implementing similar strategies in your organization.

This session will be a Q&A format followed by structured networking time for all attendees. There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

Mar
14
Thu
2024
2024 CCGP Statewide Conference East
Mar 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This event will focus on:

– Sports betting among college students and emerging adults

– Financial literacy among college students and connections to gambling

– Connections between Prolonged Grief Disorder and Gambling Disorder

– Gambling and Gaming issues and how they may impact younger populations

– What help and resources are available in Pennsylvania

CEs available: 6

Mar
21
Thu
2024
2024 CCGP Statewide Conference West
Mar 21 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This event will focus on:

– Risk factors and treatment approaches for sports betting clients

– The scope of online gambling in Pennsylvania, and the impact that it’s having in terms of participation and development of problematic behaviors

– Financial counseling and how it can assist clients experiencing financial issues

– What help and resources are available in Pennsylvania

CEs available: 6

Apr
23
Tue
2024
Ask an Expert: Making the Most of Your NCPG Membership
Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

NCPG Members are invited to join this ‘Ask an Expert’ Webinar featuring Liz Lanza, Chair of the NCPG Membership Committee and Director of the Office of Compulsive and Problem Gambling for the PA Gaming Control Board, along with Barbara Rollins, Deputy Director of NCPG. Liz and Barbara will offer suggestions and answer questions about NCPG member benefits and how to use them to enhance your professional and personal development in problem gambling and responsible gambling. From networking and training opportunities to discounts on registrations to the National Conference and other educational programs, learn how to make your NCPG membership work for you!

This session will be a Q&A format followed by structured networking time for all attendees. There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

May
9
Thu
2024
Town Hall with NCPG Board Candidates
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Meet the candidates running in the 2024 NCPG Board of Directors election. Candidates to be announced by 5/6/24.