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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.

PGAM Kickoff Event (CT Council on Problem Gambling)
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hosted by CT Council on Problem Gambling

The Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) Kick off event is a virtual event to learn opportunities to promote the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for gambling disorder. This webinar will provide an opportunity for people in recovery and family members to share their experiences, applaud the contributions of treatment providers, and promote the message that recovery in all its forms is possible. This webinar will discuss an overview of problem gambling & the importance of community awareness, highlight the work of the 2020 youth leadership public service announcements, and have a panel sharing stories of gambling recovery. This webinar will enable participants to develop an understanding that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people can and do recover.

Learning Objectives:
1. Define what is gambling & problem gambling
2. Identify warning signs of problem gambling, differences/similarities between problem gambling & substance use including risk factors
3. Develop an understanding of what recovery looks like from gambling & the impacts in has on family members and the community

CEs available: 2

Register here.

Mar
2
Tue
2021
18th Annual Ohio Problem Gambling Conference
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – Mar 25 @ 3:30 pm

Hosted by Problem Gambling Network of Ohio

The 18th Annual Ohio Problem Gambling conference, presented by PGNO and sponsored by Ohio for Responsible Gambling, will be held virtually every Tuesday and Thursday during March 2021, which is Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

Attendees can earn up to 24 gambling-specific CEUs, as well as engage in additional educational and networking opportunities. The full agenda with session descriptions can be viewed at PGNOhio.org/Agenda.

Register here.

NCPG Webinar: PGAM Toolkit Update and Event Examples
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Join NCPG Executive Director Keith Whyte and Communications Manager John Norton for a 30-minute exclusive look at the updated toolkit and a reminder of the best promotional strategies for Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM), which starts on March 1 and includes Gambling Disorder Screening Day on March 9.

Select guests from participating organizations who are holding PGAM events will also join the discussion. They will share details of their upcoming activities.

Free to the public, but registration is required.

There are no CEs for this webinar.

To register 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
9
Tue
2021
Raschkowan Lecture Series: Brief Motivational Telehealth and Online Treatments
Mar 9 @ 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

Brief Motivational Telehealth and Online Treatments. Helping Gamblers Change

David C. Hodgins, PhD – Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Calgary, Coordinator with the Alberta Gaming Research Institute

Noon – 1 p.m. Eastern Time,

There is no charge but registration is required. Go here.

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

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
19
Fri
2021
Clinical Jiu Jitsu for Gambling Disorder
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Hosted by Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling

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. Currently, little emphasis is given to clinicians about specific focus areas when working with individuals with gambling disorders. Given today’s advancements in technology and the continued expansion of the gaming industry to online/internet based options, clinicians need to master skills that match these new advancements. Therefore, the current presentation will highlight three focus areas and aligned Clinical Jiu Jitsu techniques clinicians will benefit from when working with individuals with gambling disorders: generational characteristics, finances and technology. Attendees will also learn more about the author’s forthcoming book, “The Gambling Disorder Treatment Handbook: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals” and how it is intended to increase gambling counseling clinical skills.

Goals and Objectives:

1. Operationalize clinical jiu jitsu when working with clients
2. Articulate how Millennials and GenZs will expect to interact with you in a clinical setting as compared to other generations.
3. Learn about Financial tools that can help or hinder teaching financial literacy.
4. Understand how technology is making it even easier to gambling online, 24/7

Approved for 1.5 CEUS through the International Gambling Certification Board and the CT Certification Board. Discounts will be offered to purchase the book to attendees!!

Register here.