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Mar
26
Thu
2020
Training Institute–MCCG @ Fall River MA
Mar 26 @ 8:45 am – Apr 16 @ 5:00 pm

Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling

Thursdays March 26th, April 2nd, 9th &16th
8:45am-5:00pm

The goal of the Training Institute is to; increase the number of clinical providers in the treatment and service of Gambling Disorders; increase community access to comprehensive, competent care and improve treatment outcomes. The Training Institute provides comprehensive gambling specific trainings for clinical providers in substance abuse and mental health treatment settings. At the end of the training, individuals will meet the MA PGS certificate training requirements.

30 CEUs available

Register here.

Mar
27
Fri
2020
Train the Trainer: Problem Gambling – RI Council on Problem Gambling
Mar 27 – May 1 all-day

COURSE TITLE: Training of Trainers
CREDIT HOURS: 40 Clock Hours
PREREQUISITE(S): Completion of the Problem Gambling Academy or
Gambling Certification or Endorsement

INSTRUCTOR (s), NANCY MURRAY, CAGS, LCDP, ICOGS
TAWNY SOLMERE, MA, LCDP-CS, NCGC

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course introduces participants to the components necessary to conduct a successful training. Its focus is on the skills and attitudes needed to be a trainer. It concentrates specifically on such major aspects of training, such as Adult Leaning Approaches, Ice Breakers, and Dealing with Differences, How to handle difficult question, etc. The participant will also gain a general knowledge of common mistakes and fears in training, as well as, the importance of being prepared for training. This is a very extensive course and requires all participants to be interactive in all aspects of the training.

There will be a follow up component to this training. Participants will need to have one of the instructors sit in on a minimum of two (2) trainings they facilitate in order to receive follow up feedback on an actual training.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Upon satisfactory completion of this course, the participant should have the ability to:
• Lead a training on Problem Gambling
• Facilitate Ice Breakers and Energizers
• Identify Differences/ Views

Apr
16
Thu
2020
WCPG Phase 3 Training – Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling @ Comfort Inn & Suites
Apr 16 – Apr 17 all-day

Topic: Phase III
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 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

WCPG Phase 3 Training – Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling @ Comfort Inn & Suites
Apr 16 – Apr 17 all-day

Topic: Phase III
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 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

Apr
23
Thu
2020
WCPG Phase 1 Training – Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling @ Four Points By Sheraton Milwaukee North Shore
Apr 23 – Apr 24 all-day

Topic: Phase I
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.

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
Problem Gambling, The Criminal Justice Client and Reentry Implications–MCCG @ Lexington MA
Apr 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling

According to research completed by McEvoy and Spirgen, about 33% of prisoners report gambling while incarcerated even though in the United States, prisons and jails routinely prohibit gambling. How prevalent and popular is gambling within the correctional institution and does it perpetuate the issues of problem gambling upon release for the offender? During this experiential workshop, participants will explore problem gambling among clients who are involved in the Criminal Justice System, including Parole and Probation. Attention will be given to criminal thinking styles, ACE scores, triggers, treatment access, gambling screening, case management, supervision, prevention and treatment. All participants are expected to engage in experiential exercises and activities.

4 CEUs available

Register here.

Apr
28
Tue
2020
Clergy/Lay Minister Certification–MD Council on Problem Gambling @ Windsor Mill, MD
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

This is a four day training teaches gambling addiction prevention, education, awareness and spiritual outreach care. This certification provides a process for recognizing and certifying clergy, lay ministers, religious persons, and other faith leaders to offer guidance, educational materials, support, hope, spiritual care, and help to people and families affected by problem gambling and addiction.

Registration link.

From Video Gaming to Sports Wagering, All Bets are On–MCCG @ Holyoke, MA
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling

Since the World Health Organization’s announcement of video gaming disorder an official condition in 2019, many eyes have been fixed on the issue of gaming addiction. The world of what we have considered “gambling” has shifted dramatically in recent years. In this training, we will explore some key practical topics: Where are the lines crossed between gaming and gambling? What are the parallels between video gaming disorder and gambling disorder? What mental health implications are there for young adults when Sports Betting becomes legal in the Commonwealth? We will dig into specific issues with online gaming, sports betting, fantasy sports, loot boxes, and skins. Participants will come away from the training be able identify some practical tools and strategies for use in both clinical and personal settings.

4 CEUs available.

Register here.

Apr
30
Thu
2020
2020 Vision – A Fresh Look at Problem Gambling – Prevention to Aftercare @ Brooklyn Center, MN
Apr 30 @ 8:00 am – May 1 @ 3:00 pm

Minnesota State Conference on Problem Gambling
While Minnesota is one of 40 states with a funded problem gambling
program, it’s been a while since we’ve taken a comprehensive look at the
delivery system through the eyes of all the stakeholders. It’s a good time to
do so with the many changes that have occurred over the last decade. As
we experience the fastest and largest expansion
of gambling in the U.S., how can the Alliance and its stakeholders better
respond to the needs of those impacted by problem gambling and gambling
disorder?

We’re taking a different approach this year. The first day will follow a
traditional conference agenda with sessions focusing on two significant
areas: treatment/research and responsible gambling. The second day will
use the World Café model – a structured conversational process for
knowledge sharing in which groups of
people discuss a topic at several tables – to explore significant questions
about the way problem gambling services are delivered.

Presentations:
• Recent brain research on the gambler’s brain
• Best practices for individual and family treatment
• Gambling and family and social influences -cause, effect or both?
• The blurring of gambling and video gaming
• Current state of gambling in Minnesota
• Establishing a responsible gambling program -experiences in
Washington, Massachusetts and Canada
• Responsible gambling and player health

 

17 CEUs available.

To register go here.

 

May
4
Mon
2020
Focus on the Future Western Regional Conference on Problem Gambling and Awareness Conference – Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling
May 4 – Jul 7 all-day