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Sep
21
Tue
2021
Foundations in Gaming Disorder @ Online
Sep 21 @ 11:45 am – Oct 6 @ 3:00 pm

Hosted by Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health & Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

This webinar meets 4 times: September Tue, Sep 21, 2021 11:45 AM – 5:00 PM EDT Wed, Sep 22, 2021 11:45 AM – 5:00 PM EDT October Tue, Oct 5, 2021 11:45 AM – 5:00 PM EDT Wed, Oct 6, 2021 11:45 AM – 3:00 PM ED

This virtual 15 hour course is designed to provide the critical knowledge needed to address at-risk gaming and gaming disorder, from prevention through treatment and recovery. Clinicians will be better equipped to screen, identify, and treat gaming disorder. Prevention specialists will be better equipped to understand risk and protective factors and implement science-based prevention strategies. All will gain understanding of the impacts on special populations as well as key connections of gaming disorder with other behavioral health and addictions issues.

Number of CEs Available: 15

Register here.

Oct
5
Tue
2021
NCPG Webinar: Hispanic Heritage Month
Oct 5 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 to October 15. It is time where we recognize the contributions of the Hispanic population is the largest community of color in the United States. During this exclusive 60-minute webinar moderator Juan Baez, Problem Gambling Specialist for the Behavioral Health Services Commission in Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services will lead a discussion that provides perspectives on important cultural considerations for gambling addiction and responsible gambling services in the Hispanic community. The panelists are Hector Garcia, Delaware Council on Problem Gambling Inter-Agency Services Expansion Director; Vanessa Fernandez, Treatment Director of the Clinical & Forensic Institute, Inc.; and Luis Del Orbe, Problem Gambling Prevention Specialist for the Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ, Inc.

Webinar series sponsored by MGM Resorts International.

Free to NCPG Members; $59 for non-members.

To register: go here

Oct
12
Tue
2021
NCPG Webinar: The Gift Responsibly Campaign
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join us for an exclusive 60-minute webinar about the Gift Responsibly Campaign, which was formerly known as the Holiday Lottery Campaign. In previous years lotteries around the world joined the public awareness initiative from the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University that discourages giving children lottery tickets as gifts, because underage exposure to gambling activity increases the risk of developing problem gambling behavior as they grow older.

The presenters are John Norton, NCPG Communications Manager; Krystal Smith, Oregon Lottery Program Manager, Responsible & Problem Gambling; and Townley Cheek, North Carolina Education Lottery Corporate Social Responsibly Manager. They will explain the campaign’s history, how and why the campaign is changing, provide a peek at the campaign’s new toolkit, and discuss strategies for how lotteries can effectively tailor their awareness campaign to their target audiences.

Webinar series sponsored by MGM Resorts International.
Free to NCPG Members; $59 for non-members.
To register: go here
Oct
20
Wed
2021
CT Council on Problem Gambling 18th Annual Conference @ Online
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – Oct 21 @ 2:30 pm

The CT Council on Problem Gambling’s Conference will explore the ever-changing field of problem gambling, highlighting emerging trends and best practices pertaining to gambling & gaming. Sessions will focus on prevention, treatment, and recovery. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about new technologies currently being used to assist those struggling with gambling related harm as well as programs to educate the industry around recognizing problem gambling. Attendees will also learn innovative clinical interventions to use in treatment of those with gambling problems as well as working with affected family systems. Responsible gambling efforts in CT will be shared along with data from an adult survey of CT residents on attitudes and behaviors around gambling and help seeking. Attendees will also hear stories of those with lived experience.

CEs available: 8

Register here.

Oct
21
Thu
2021
Raschkowan Lecture Series: The Convergence of Video Games and Gambling
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

McGill University’s International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors in collaboration with the National Council on Problem Gambling presents: The Raschkowan Lecture Series – “Gambling During a Digital Revolution” 2021 – 2022 Webinars

Join Dr. David Zendle, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, York University, for an exclusive presentation called, “The Convergence of Video Games and Gambling: Behavioural Similarities and Impacts on Wellbeing” On Thursday, October 21, 2021, from noon to 1:00 pm Eastern Time.

Zendle will focus on how loot boxes are items in video games that may be bought for real-world money, but which contain randomized content. Over the past three years, as nascent literature has emerged which attempts to model the impact of this phenomenon on society. Our lab has been at the heart of this evidence-generation process.

He will provide a holistic overview of our research into the specific overlap of video games and gambling including a description of the market forces that brought loot boxes into political, clinical, and public consciousness, an analysis of their prevalence and uptake. Additionally, the theoretical positions that ascribe harm to the purchasing of loot boxes and the quality of the evidence regarding these impacts will be reviewed. A discussion of recent large-scale modeling, which uses vast transactional datasets to estimate behavioral similarities between loot box play and gambling will also be presented. Zendle will conclude by contextualizing this body of work within my lab’s research on the broader convergence of video gaming and gambling.

To register for this webinar: go here.

There is no charge but registration is required.

There will be four Raschkowan lectures in all; you may register for each one separately.

THE RASCHKOWAN LECTURE SERIES: GAMBLING DURING A DIGITAL REVOLUTION
Oct 21 2021 @ 12:00 pm – Mar 24 2022 @ 1:00 pm

The Raschkowan Lecture Series continues, which is presented in partnership with the International Center for Youth Gambling & High-Risk Behaviors of McGill University and NCPG and is generously sponsored by the Norman Raschkowan Foundation.

There is no charge but registration is required. To register for each of the lectures go to this page.

Below is information about the next four lectures that will occur in late 2021 through early 2022.


Title: Raschkowan Lecture Series: The Convergence of Video Games and Gambling: Behavioural Similarities and Impacts on Wellbeing

Join Dr. David Zendle, Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, York University, for an exclusive presentation on Thursday, October 21, 2021, from noon to 1:00 pm Eastern Time.


Title: Raschkowan Lecture Series: Is it gambling? The evolution of Chance in Video Games and Esports

Join Dr. Brett Abarbanel, Director of Research, UNLV International Gaming Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, for an exclusive presentation on Thursday, November 18, 2021, from noon to 1:00 pm Eastern Time. 


Title: Raschkowan Lecture Series: Gambling Disorder in the Digital Age: A UK Overview

Join Dr. Henrietta Bowden-Jones, President of Psychiatry, Royal Society of Medicine; Director, National Centre for Behavioural Addictions, UK (National Problem Gambling Clinic and National Centre for Gaming Disorder), for an exclusive presentation on Thursday, February 24, 2022, from noon to 1:00 pm Eastern Time.


Title: Raschkowan Lecture Series: Internet Sports Betting, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Join Dr, Debi LaPlante, Director, Division of Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, for an exclusive presentation on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from noon to 1:00 om Eastern Time.

 

Nov
17
Wed
2021
Gambling Disorder Case Presentation @ Online
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hosted by Problem Gambling Network of Ohio

This session is for anyone new to treating Gambling Disorder or for anyone interested in hearing cases of clinical treatment. The session will provide education on a problem gambling-related topic that matches the case to be discussed. A certified gambling counselor, and graduate of the Ohio Gambling Treatment Fellowship Program, will present a case and discuss screening tools, assessment and treatment strategies, similarities and differences between gambling and substance addictions and walk the audience through what a clinical encounter looks like. The session will conclude with an engaging discussion.

1.50 CEUs are available for this webinar. Problem Gambling Network of Ohio is an approved continuing education provider through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board, and the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board. Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board Subject Areas: – P5: 0.5 hours – C7: 0.5 hours; C2: 1.0 hours – G2: 1.5 hours

 

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Jun
15
Wed
2022
Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm

Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse

CEs available: 14