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Dec
5
Thu
2019
WCPG Phase 2 Training – Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling @ Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling Office
Dec 5 – Dec 6 all-day

Topic: Phase II
15 CEUs!

This program is designed for those participates who are or plan to be working with problem gamblers and their families in a variety of clinical settings. This information is designed for participates to incorporate into their clinical practice. Participants will learn about the effects of gambling on the individual, family and community and use the information to help those who fall into your own professional scope of practice.

Following completion of the Phase I and Phase II thirty-hour training and education program, participates will be ready to assess, screen and evaluate for gambling problems among their caseloads and among those who present for care. They will be ready to intervene in a crisis, assist in preparation of restitution plans, refer clients for appropriate levels of care and begin the treatment planning process, etc.

Goals/objectives:

  1. Self-help programs and natural recovery
  2. Motivational enhancement and the use of harm reduction
  3. Financial issues and asset protection plans
  4. Neurotransmitters and communication in the brain
  5. Psychopharmacology: Research, cautions and treatment
  6. Legal issues
  7. Case Management issues

How this program will be presented:

  1. Lecture
  2. Power Point
  3. Group discussion
  4. Interactive exercises
Dec
13
Fri
2019
MCCG Regional Webinar- Sticks & Stones Can Break My Bones: Stigma, Shame and the Importance of Language – Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling @ Online
Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

2 CEUs!

A couple of years I ago, I was sitting next to a dear friend and person in recovery from a gambling disorder. I leaned over and whispered to her how distressing I found it for the presenter to refer to a person in recovery as “the gambler.” She said, “I know, if they say that one more time, I may scream.” This use of language is the norm, not the exception. It is so ubiquitous we don’t even think about it. Much more has been written about the significance of the language of recovery in the Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health fields; particularly around issues of stigma and shame. This presentation will address the importance of how to use words and language to reduce stigma in the field of gambling disorder for both individuals in recovery and their partners in recovery.

Dec
17
Tue
2019
December Webinar: NCPG Year in Review @ Online
Dec 17 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Register now for the NCPG webinar on Tuesday, December 17th to gain access to a one-hour webinar with Exective Director Keith Whyte.
During the session, we will review:
  • 2019 NCPG Conference
  • Responsible Gambling Holiday Lottery Campaign
  • Legislative Work
  • Development & Partnerships

FREE for NCPG Members 
$59 for Non-Members

 

 

Dec
18
Wed
2019
MCCG Regional Webinar- Let’s Talk about Money; Addressing Financial Issues in Behavioral Health Settings – Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling @ Online
Dec 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

2 CEUs!

The world of what we have considered “gambling” has shifted dramatically in recent years. In this training, participants will gain an understanding of recent and emerging trends in gaming and how these trends have blurred the lines between how we have defined gaming and gambling. We will have a special focus on online gaming, and participants will be able identify some practical tools and strategies for use in their professional and personal settings.

Jan
9
Thu
2020
WCPG Phase 1 Training – Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling @ Comfort Inn & Suites
Jan 9 – Jan 10 all-day
Topic: Phase I
15 CEUS!
This program is designed for those participates who are or plan to be working with problem gamblers and their families in a variety of clinical settings. This information is designed for participates to incorporate into their clinical practice. Participants will learn about the effects of gambling on the individual, family and community and use the information to help those who fall into your own professional scope of practice.
Goals/objectives:
  1. History and prevalence of gambling and problem gambling
  2. Types of gamblers
  3. Definitions of gambling
  4. Typology of problem gamblers
  5. Screening and assessment
  6. Co-morbid and co-occurring disorders
  7. Family counseling
  8. Crisis intervention
How this program will be presented:
  1. Lecture
  2. Power Point
  3. Group discussion
  4. Interactive exercises
Jan
23
Thu
2020
WCPG Phase 3 Training – Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling @ Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling Office
Jan 23 – Jan 24 all-day

Topic: Phase III
15 CEUs!

This program is designed for those participates who are or plan to be working with problem gamblers and their families in a variety of clinical settings. This information is designed for participates to incorporate into their clinical practice. Participants will learn about the effects of gambling on the individual, family and community and use the information to help those who fall into your own professional scope of practice.

Following completion of the 60 hour training and education program, participants will be prepared to work with family and significant others, special populations, present salient patient education topics to clients and families, prepare court reports, assist with complete asset protection plans and use an array of clinical strategies focusing on impulse control and self-regulation interventions in the treatment of gambling problems, etc.

Goals/objectives:

1. Older adults and adolescents and problem gambling
2. Multicultural issues and problem gambling

a. Hispanics
b. African Americans
c. Asians

3. Women and problem gambling
4. Generational Factors and Gambling Issues
5. Military Experience and Gambling Risk Factors
6. Levels of care
7. Treatment design
8. Spirituality and problem gambling

How this program will be presented:
1. Lecture
2. Power Point
3. Group discussion
4. Interactive exercises

Jan
30
Thu
2020
KYCPG 23rd Annual Educational and Awareness Conference – Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling @ Clarion Hotel
Jan 30 all-day

11 CEUs!

Annual conference with presentations by Dr. Jon Grant, Andrew Trolano and Don Feeney, with an emphasis on the impact and future of e-gambling/e-gaming.

Feb
2
Sun
2020
Quarterly Training – Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling @ Delta Hotel
Feb 2 – Feb 6 all-day

We will be offering Introductory Training, Advanced Workshops. Additionally, we will be offering two Recovery Coach classes: Spirituality and Ethical Considerations.

Feb
6
Thu
2020
WCPG Phase 4 Training – Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling @ Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling OfficeWisconsin Council on Problem Gambling Office
Feb 6 – Feb 7 all-day

Topic: Phase IV
15 CEUs!

This program is designed for those participates who are or plan to be working with problem gamblers and their families in a variety of clinical settings. This information is designed for participates to incorporate into their clinical practice. Participants will learn about the effects of gambling on the individual, family and community and use the information to help those who fall into your own professional scope of practice.

Following completion of the 60 hour training and education program, participants will be prepared to work with family and significant others, special populations, present salient patient education topics to clients and families, prepare court reports, assist with complete asset protection plans and use an array of clinical strategies focusing on impulse control and self-regulation interventions in the treatment of gambling problems, etc.

Goals/objectives:

  1. Transference/ counter transference
  2. Professional code and ethical standards
  3. Signs of problem gambling in the workplace and EAP
  4. Relapse prevention
  5. Financial Planning for Recovery
  6. Group/individual counseling
  7. Resource information for WI
  8. Prevention efforts
  9. National certification standards/National Certification Exam

How this program will be presented:

  1. Lecture
  2. Power Point
  3. Group discussion
  4. Interactive exercises
Feb
13
Thu
2020
WCPG Phase 2 Training – Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling @ Comfort Inn & Suites
Feb 13 – Feb 14 all-day

Topic: Phase II
15 CEUs!

This program is designed for those participants who are or plan to be working with problem gamblers and their families in a variety of clinical settings. This information is designed for participants to incorporate into their clinical practice. Participants will learn about the effects of gambling on the individual, family and community and use the information to help those who fall into your own professional scope of practice.
Following completion of the Phase I and Phase II thirty-hour training and education program, participants will be ready to assess, screen and evaluate for gambling problems among their caseloads and among those who present for care. They will be ready to intervene in a crisis, assist in preparation of restitution plans, refer clients for appropriate levels of care and begin the treatment planning process, etc.

Goals/objectives:

  1. Self-help programs and natural recovery
  2. Motivational enhancement and the use of harm reduction
  3. ASAM Criteria
  4. Neurotransmitters and communication in the brain
  5. Psychopharmacology: Research, cautions and treatment
  6. Legal issues
  7. Case Management issues

How this program will be presented:

  1. Lecture
  2. Power Point
  3. Group discussion
  4.  Interactive exercises