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Jan
26
Tue
2021
NCPG Webinar: 2021 Gambling Legislative Landscape
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

2021 is already shaping up to be a big year for legislation on gambling. Join Keith and Patrick Willard, NCPG’s new Director of Policy and Advocacy, for a presentation on the legislative landscape at the state and federal level in upcoming sessions. Questions will be taken on the webinar’s chat function

Free for NCPG members. $59 for non-members.

Register here.

There are no CEs for this webinar.

Open to the public, free for members.

Feb
2
Tue
2021
Raschkowan Lecture Series: Policy Considerations for Digital Payment Systems in Gambling Venues
Feb 2 @ 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 present:

The Raschkowan Lecture Series

“Gambling During a Digital Revolution”

2020-2021 Webinars

Policy Considerations for Digital Payment Systems in Gambling Venues

Sally Gainsbury, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Psychology and Brain and Main Centre, University of Sydney Co-Director, Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic

February 2, 2021 Noon – 1 p.m. Eastern

There is no charge but registration is required.

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

Register here.

Feb
16
Tue
2021
Foundations in Gaming Disorder presented by: The Mass Council on Gaming and Health and the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling
Feb 16 @ 11:30 am – 5:00 pm

February 16, 17 & 18th, 2021
11:30am to 5pm EST each day
Cost: $250

Video game play has become one of the fast-growing forms of entertainment with over 2.5 billion players worldwide and generating an estimated $159 billion in 2020. While most people play for fun and entertainment, there is growing evidence that video game play can have serious mental health implications for a small but critical percentage. This virtual15 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.

After this training, you will:

-Better understand—and feel less overwhelmed by– the world of gaming and problematic gaming
-Improve your understanding and relationships with friends and family who game
-Increase clinical skills in the behavioral health field and MORE

Completion of the full 15 hours Foundations in Gaming Disorder training can be used towards the educational requirements for the Certificate.

Register here.

Mar
1
Mon
2021
Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Mar 1 – Mar 31 all-day

PGAM is a grassroots campaign that depends on the participation of NCPG state Affiliate, organizational and individual members, state health agencies, gambling companies, recovery groups and a wide range of healthcare organizations and providers. Groups across America hold conferences, air Public Service Announcements, provide counselor trainings, host health screening days, run social media campaigns and many other activities to increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, treatment and recovery services.

To learn more go here.

Mar
4
Thu
2021
CCGP 2021 Conference Day 1 – “GTDC: Where Justice Meets Treatment”
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join CCGP for the 2021 Virtual Statewide Conference!

“GTDC: Where Justice Meets Treatment”
Presented by The Honorable Judge Cheryl Moss (retired)

  • The Gambling Treatment Diversion Court (GTDC), modeled on specialty courts such as drug court, helps disordered gamblers recover without incarceration. This session will focus on the first such court in Nevada and will include background on the history and creation of the court, which was established by The Honorable Judge Cheryl Moss (retired).Discussion will include the operations of the program, as well as the ideology of the program as an alternative to traditional sentencing.The program will also include input from individuals from Pennsylvania and New Jersey who are focusing efforts on bringing a similar program to their respective states.

CEs available: 2

Register here.

CCGP 2021 Virtual Statewide Conference
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – Mar 25 @ 1:00 pm

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania proudly presents the

2021 CCGP Virtual Statewide Conference

Join us throughout the month of March,
recognized as Problem Gambling Awareness Month,
for the
Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania’s
2021 Annual Statewide Conference!

The conference will be completely virtual this year,
and will consist of four live webinars,
that will be held over the course of four days in March.

Participation in all four events is encouraged but not required.

For more details, click here.

CEs available: 8

 

 

Mar
11
Thu
2021
CCGP 2021 Conference Day 2 – “Gaming or Gambling: How Gambling Shows Up in Video Games”
Mar 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join CCGP for the 2021 Virtual Statewide Conference!

“Gaming or Gambling: How Gambling Shows Up in Video Games”
Presented by Dr. Stephanie Diez-Morel, Ph.D., LCSW, MCAP

  • Today, more people have access to, and are participating in, gambling and gaming activities than ever before. While the majority of the population is able to participate in these types of activities without developing any issues, there are a small percentage of people who are unable to maintain responsible levels of play.  Unfortunately for these individuals, this often progresses to a point where several areas of their lives are impacted in a negative way.During this program participants will learn about the problems that may be associated with each, how elements of gambling can often be found in gaming, how problems may develop and overlap, and what help is available for someone who is suffering from gambling disorder and gaming addiction.

CEs available: 2

Register here.

Mar
18
Thu
2021
CCGP 2021 Conference Day 3 – “Clinical Jiu Jitsu for Gambling Disorder”
Mar 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join CCGP for the 2021 Virtual Statewide Conference!

“Clinical Jiu Jitsu for Gambling Disorder”
Presented by Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC, PC &
Alyssa N. Wilson, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

  • Jiu Jitsu means Gentle Art and Clinical “Jiu Jitsu” is about having the skills to gently consider different angles, timing, and ways to intervene and use tools in the therapeutic process with gambling disorders. The presenters believe there are three focus areas clinicians will benefit from when working with individuals with gambling disorders. With today’s advancements in technology and the continued expansion of the gaming industry to online/internet-based options, clinicians need to master skills to match these new advancements. This workshop will walk you through the three focus areas and give you the tools and techniques for your own Clinical Jiu Jitsu practice.You will also learn more about their new book, The Gambling Disorder Treatment Handbook: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and how it is intended to increase gambling counseling clinical skills in their work with their clients. The goal of the current workshop is to highlight three clinical jiu jitsu skills that are useful when working with problem gamblers: generational characteristics, finances and technology.

CEs available: 2

Register here.

 

Mar
24
Wed
2021
Update on Gambling Disorder Treatment for Asian-American Families (MACGH)
Mar 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health

Presented by: Timothy Fong

This webinar will provide an overview of currently accepted best practices for the screening, assessment and treatment of gambling disorder among Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) clients and their families. An overview of the cultural contributions that promote gambling and increase risk for gambling disorder will be presented. Emphasis on how clinicians can deliver culturally-relevant and impactful treatment will be discussed, including reviewing treatment resources that are currently available. Finally, a number of cases of gambling disorder and families impacted by gambling disorder involving AAPI will be presented to facilitate collaborative engagement and understanding with the audience.

Objectives:
1. Name three cultural themes among AAPI communities that increase risk for gambling disorder
2. Be able to demonstrate screening and assessment techniques from AAPI clients and their families focused on identifying gambling behaviors
3. Learn three office-based techniques that will engage and retain AAPI clients and their families impacted with gambling disorder

CEs Available: 2

Register here.

Mar
25
Thu
2021
CCGP 2021 Conference Day 4 – “The Intersection of Trauma, SUD and Process Addictions”
Mar 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join CCGP for the 2021 Virtual Statewide Conference!

“The Intersection of Trauma, SUD and Process Addictions”
Presented by Patricia T. Caldwell, MFT, LPC, CCDPD, CCTP, CAADC

  • For so many with a Substance Use Disorder (SUD), traumatic experiences of their past have been left unrecognized and often times untreated. However, treating both simultaneously is critical to recovery. Addressing only the substance use disorder can actually increase the symptoms of trauma and dealing with only the trauma can increase the desire to use.Although the focus of traumatic experiences is often times explored within the field of substance use alone, process addictions, notably gambling, are also a major public health concern, given their high population prevalence and their associated negative health, social, and economic consequences. The significance of exploring treatment modalities to help those with process addiction in collaboration with SUD and trauma, is becoming more prevalent as we understand the significance of integrated care.
    This training will explore the foundational understanding of how trauma impacts the brain and thus decision making and increases vulnerabilities to both substance use and other process addictions. It will highlight the neuroscience of trauma and addiction and explore the interplay between these behaviors. And finally, the training will highlight skills and strategies to begin to heal the brain, provide safety and connection for the individual and identify motivation for behavioral changes that support recovery.

CEs available: 2

Register here.