Training & Research

Training Calendar

We believe it’s crucial to advance diverse perspectives on problem gambling. Here, you’ll find events hosted by leaders, researchers, clinicians and advocates from a wide range of communities and backgrounds. Many of our trainings also offer gambling-specific CEs!

Ask Me Anything (AMA): Keith Whyte Live on r/problemgambling
Mar 1 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NCPG will kick off Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) with a live Ask Me Anything on Reddit. 

Join Executive Director Keith Whyte on March 1st, 2024 at 4:00 pm ET and ask him anything about problem gambling – including treatment, research, recovery, and changes in the problem gambling landscape post PASPA. Visit r/problemgambling here

Problem Gambling Information Table Set/Screening
Mar 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Choices Treatment Center, with the assistance of Central Community College, is hosting a informational table set and screening event on the CCC-Hastings campus.

NYCPG Annual Conference
Mar 5 – Mar 7 all-day

NYCPG ANNUAL CONFERENCE March 5th – 7th, 2024 Albany, NY

Tuesday: March 5, 2024

2:00PM – 4:45PM Veteran Symposium: Panel Discussion & Capacity Building

Wednesday: March 6, 2024

8:00AM – 9:00AM: Registration

9:00AM – 9:30AM: Opening/Welcome

9:40AM – 10:40AM: Keynote

10:50AM – 11:50AM: Workshops

12:00PM – 1:00PM: Lunch

1:00PM – 2:00PM: Keynote

2:10PM – 3:10PM: Workshops

3:20PM – 4:20PM: Recovery Panel

4:30PM – 5:30PM: Recovery Meetings

Thursday: March 7, 2024                   

8:00AM – 9:00AM: Registration

8:15AM – 9:15AM: Statewide Veterans Coalition Meeting

9:15AM – 9:30AM: Welcome

9:40AM – 10:40AM: Keynote

10:50AM – 11:50AM: Workshops

12:00PM – 1:00PM: Lunch

1:10PM – 2:10PM: Workshops

2:20PM – 3:20PM: Keynote

3:20PM – 3:30PM: Closing Remarks

Choices Treatment Center – Columbus Chamber of Commerce Event
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting and welcoming event for Choices Treatment Center’s new office in Columbus, Nebraska. This event has been scheduled to bring local business leaders together to provide awareness during Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

Understanding Gambling-Motivated Crime
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

This two-hour presentation explores criminal consequences for people who have a history of problematic gambling including how commission of a gambling-motivated crime is connected to the social and economic consequences of Gambling Disorder. Findings allow for fuller understanding of the different ways people with Gambling Disorder become involved in the carceral system, primarily for acquisitional crimes to support gambling and/or to pay off gambling “related” debts. Additionally, Dr. Malkin explores the issues people with Gambling Disorder face through the criminal justice system, including in correctional facilities. An understanding of the potential for gambling treatment diversion programs/courts are discussed, as well as information on which individuals would best be served by diversion. She includes details of her lived experiences as well. The presentation includes suggestions for counselors and others who have clients who may have been involved in gambling-motivated crimes.

Learning Objectives- At the end, you will be able to:

1. To connect Gambling Disorder progression with the commission of gambling-motivated crimes

2. To identify the relationship between social, economic, and legal consequences of problem gambling and gambling-motivated crime

3. To identify 5 ways the criminal justice system could provide more resources for problem gamblers, including the potential for gambling treatment diversion courts/programs

4. To identify 7 tools and strategies for practitioners who treat problem gamblers who maybe facing criminal prosecution for gambling-motivated crimes

This workshop is 2.0 hours in length. It is FREE to attend.

NYCPG Veteran Symposium
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:45 pm

This year we are kicking the NYCPG Conference off with our Veteran Symposium on Tuesday March 5th at 2PM. The Veteran Symposium is included in your conference registration and has 3 hours of CEU’s (pending). Please join us as we come together to discuss the unique challenges faced when serving the veteran population.

2:00PM – 3:00PM
Making the Connection: Addressing Problem Gambling in Military and Veteran Populations
Presenter: Heather Chapman, Ph.D. ICGCII BACC

3:10PM – 4:45PM
Problem Gambling Among Veterans: A Discussion of the Task at Hand
Moderator: Jonathan Crandall, BSW, CRPA, VSR
Panelists: Dr. Heather Chapman, David Yeager,
Shirley Hoak, Shawna Black, Gavin Walters , Danielle Koulermos

Gambling Motivated Crime Webinar
Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

The speaker, Michelle L. Malkin, JD, PhD will explore the potential criminal consequences for people who have a history of Gambling Disorder.

To register email or call (860) 822-4235.

Gambling Disorder Screening at Association House of Chicago
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Have you ever worried about how much you’re gambling? It can be difficult to tell how much is too much– but catching the early warnings can mean a world of difference.

If gambling has ever gotten in the way of your work, relationships, or financial stability, join us at Association House for a free risk assessment screening as part of National Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

A light lunch will be served, and recovery resources will be accessible on site at Association House from 9 am-1 pm. Bring a friend and stay informed on the risks of problem gambling, and learn more about its impact on your community.

State of Nebraska PGAM Proclamation Signing Ceremony
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Governor Jim Pillen will sign a proclamation declaring March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month in the state of Nebraska. Stakeholders from private gaming operations, addiction treatment, advocates, local and state government leaders, and others involved in racing and gaming throughout Nebraska are invited to commemorate this event.

Walter Brooks House Gambling Disorder Screening Event
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

A one day screening event will be held at the largest department of correction halfway house located in New Haven, CT. The goal of the event is to increase DOC imates awareness of problem gambling and the availabilty of treatment services.