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Oct
6
Thu
2022
From Gambling to Gambling Disorder – A Clinical Perspective – Session 1 @ Glendale, WI
Oct 6 – Oct 7 all-day

Hosted by Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling

Following completion of Sessions 1 and 2 thirty-hour training and education program, counselors 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. Following completion of the “From Gambling to Gambling Disorder – A Clinical Perspective”, counselors will be prepared to work with family, significant others, and special populations. They will be able to 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 disorders, etc.

The training for clinical professionals is a total of 60 hours of gambling-specific training and education sessions. Participants who successfully complete the entire 60 hours are then encouraged to begin the International Certification process.

Session 1 OBJECTIVES: -Ability to identify, discuss and incorporate current definitions of gambling, problem gambling, gambling disorder and related terminology into clinical process activities. -Discuss and incorporate data and concepts of the historical and current prevalence and impacts of gambling, problem gambling and gambling disorder into clinical activities. -Identify, explain, discuss and integrate state and federal definitions and regulations of gambling including ongoing changes and modifications that impact gambling that is legal vs illegal including Wisconsin specific details. -Develop knowledge and ability to use problem gambling and gambling disorder screening, assessment, diagnosis and treatment clinical tools, skills and techniques to work with individuals/family members/others whose lives are negatively impacted by gambling/problem gambling/gambling disorder. *Session 1 is a prerequisite for Session 2.

CEs available: 15

National Problem Gambling Helpline Modernization Forum – October @ Online
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us on October 6th at 12 pm ET for our Monthly National Problem Gambling Helpline Modernization Forum! At the top of the hour, NCPG Staff will give an update on the status of the National Problem Gambling Helpline Modernization Project activities and will then open the floor to any questions, comments, concerns, etc., from the audience.

Oct
12
Wed
2022
Domestic Violence and Gambling, The Relationship, the Concerns – 1.5 CEUs @ Online
Oct 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Hosted by Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling

How are domestic violence and gambling related? The connection between gambling and non-physical abuse such as financial abuse.

Economic abuse- what it is, how current practices enable it, and raising awareness of it.

How do we improve awareness of the issue, develop screening tools and building skills?

OBJECTIVES: 1) Understanding THE connection between gambling and domestic violence. 2) Being able to state an understanding of implementing screening tool. 3) Understanding non-physical forms of abuse such as financial and social abuse.

Presenter Bio: Patricia Jirovetz is a Licensed Art Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor and Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor. Patricia currently works private practice at Creative Calm Counseling LLC in Oshkosh and In-Patient Behavioral Health at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac. Patricia has been involved with the WI Council on Problem Gambling for over 10 years as a helpline responder, Board member, and President of the Board of Directors. She has facilitated various gambling workshops as well as co-facilitated Phases I-IV. Eduction is important so Patricia has worked with Drug Free Communities of Fond duLac County to co-sponsor the Start the Conversation 5K Run/walk as well as promoting the National Problem Gambling Screening Day in March.

Oct
20
Thu
2022
Raschkowan Webinar Series: Games Without Frontiers? Exploring Gambling and Gaming Behaviors Among Youth @ Online
Oct 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Great Britain has one of the most liberal gambling environments in the world. Emerging Adults (those aged 18-24) are a cohort of young people growing up in an environment where gambling advertising, marketing and widespread availability are the norm. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic generated unprecedented disruptions to daily life, especially among young adults who should have been embarking on major life transitions. Using data from the Emerging Adults Gambling Survey, a longitudinal survey of young people in Britain, this presentation will explore how gambling patterns have changed, how gambling and gaming are increasingly combined and the risks associated with this and draw implications for future policy directions – both national and international, as other countries seek to learn lessons from the British experience.

This webinar is generously sponsored and presented free of charge by the Norman Raschkowan Foundation and presented in partnership with McGill University’s International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

Oct
25
Tue
2022
Problem Gambling Treatment Workforce Solutions @ Online
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

As the field and the vast number of individuals and families needing help grow, it’s essential that we come together to build and maintain a highly competent workforce. Each state has set standards for treatment professional training, certification and the like. Join us in this webinar, to hear how certification plays a role in the problem gambling treatment workforce in a variety of settings, and to learn about the various certification options offered by the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB).

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

Oct
27
Thu
2022
Employee Training: An Essential Element of Responsible Gambling Culture @ Online
Oct 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

For responsible gambling to be taken seriously at all levels of the industry, it must be considered during the development of all policies and procedures. Often, one of the first building blocks to building a culture that embraces responsible gambling is employee training. During this panel discussion, you’ll learn about employee training from the perspectives of an operator, a lottery and an NCPG Affiliate. Each point of view brings something different to the table about weaving responsible gambling into a culture in order to prevent and address problem gambling.

This webinar is generously sponsored by Charities Aid Foundation: Recovery and Resilience Fund on behalf of Playtech Software Limited.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

Nov
1
Tue
2022
Historical Trauma and Addiction and the Overuse of Alcohol in Casinos @ Online
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Description and presenter info coming soon!

 

This webinar is generously sponsored and presented free of charge by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

Intersection of Responsible Alcohol Service & Responsible Gambling Policies in Casinos @ Online
Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Description and presenter info coming soon!

This webinar is generously sponsored and presented free of charge by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

Nov
3
Thu
2022
NCPG Member Exclusive Event: Ask An Expert w/ Dr. Heather Chapman – Problem Gambling & the Military @ Online
Nov 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Research consistently finds that rates of gambling addiction among veterans and active-duty personnel are significantly higher than the general population, and highest among minorities. During the final session of Ask an Expert in 2022, Dr. Heather Chapman, Director of the Gambling Treatment Program with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Cleveland, OH will answer questions about working with a community that has fewer options for prevention and treatment than the general public; the complicated treatment route when a gambling problem occurs alongside other problems such as PTSD, alcohol disorder and substance abuse; and raising awareness of gambling problems among members of the entire military community.

This session will be a Q&A format followed by structured networking time for all attendees.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

Nov
10
Thu
2022
From Gambling to Gambling Disorder – A Clinical Perspective – Session 2 @ Glendale WI
Nov 10 – Nov 11 all-day

Hosted by Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling

Following completion of Sessions 1 and 2 thirty-hour training and education program, counselors 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. Following completion of the “From Gambling to Gambling Disorder – A Clinical Perspective”, counselors will be prepared to work with family, significant others, and special populations. They will be able to 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 disorders, etc.

The training for clinical professionals is a total of 60 hours of gambling-specific training and education sessions. Participants who successfully complete the entire 60 hours are then encouraged to begin the International Certification process.

Session 2 OBJECTIVES: -Identify, discuss and differentiate the impacts and effects of gambling on the majority of the world and on the small percentage of individuals who experience brain function related changes that may result in gambling disorder. -Explain and discuss gambling disorder in terms of risk factors, characteristics, defenses and cognitive distortions and incorporation of these realities into a clinical process. -Identify, explain, compare and contrast gambling disorder treatment issues, techniques, phenomenon and utilization in clinical practice settings. -Identify, explain, discuss and provide multiple self-help and recovery related support groups and other resources to compare and contrast different resources that can provide ongoing support for clients in support of change and recovery processes for problem gambling and gambling disorder. *Must provide proof of Session 1 completion.

CE’s available 15