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Feb
2
Thu
2023
National Problem Gambling Helpline Modernization Forum – February @ Online
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join us on February 2, 2023 at 12:00 pm ET for the 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.
Raschkowan Webinar: Gambling in Massachusetts – From Table Games to Sportsbooks @ Online
Feb 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

With the passage of the Expanded Gaming Act in 2011, Massachusetts authorized the development of a casino industry in the state. During the subsequent eight years, three resort casinos were built in the cities of Plainville, Springfield, and Everett. These casinos brought immediate economic benefit to the Commonwealth in the form of local job creation, tourism revenue, tax revenue, and local aid. In addition, the social impacts of introducing casinos with electronic gaming machines and table games into the state have been documented by the SEIGMA team over the last decade with some surprising, and some not so surprising, results. The recent legalization of sports betting will bring a new gambling format to the Massachusetts gambling landscape. The economic and social impacts of such a venture can only be speculated upon at this early stage; however, previous work done by the research team can provide an idea of the potential impacts the introduction of sports betting may bring to the Commonwealth over time.

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.

Feb
9
Thu
2023
From Gambling to Gambling Disorder – A Clinical Perspective – Session 4 @ Glendale WI
Feb 9 – Feb 10 all-day

Hosted by Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling

Session 3 OBJECTIVES:

-Identify, discuss and explain multiple categories of humanness issues and factors that can have impacts on and be components of working with gambling, problem gambling and gambling disorder. Identify, discuss, explain and compare/contrast the involvement of humanness issues and factors on individuals involved with gambling, problem gambling and gambling disorder.

-Explain, discuss and offer examples of the changes in and impacts of the internet on gamblers and the world of gambling.

-Compare and contrast different definitions of gambling in various US States, other countries, multiple individuals/websites/organizations and then support attendees to decide on how they will define the term gambling for themselves and for integration into their clinical work with gambling/problem gambling/ gambling disorder. *Must provide proof of Session 1 and 2 completion.

CEs available 15

 

Feb
14
Tue
2023
Unveiled: Problem Gambling Screening and Assessment E-Books! @ Online
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Since 2020, the NCPG Treatment Committee has been working on a project to support clinicians who may encounter individuals and families struggling with gambling-related problems. The Committee worked diligently to review research and collect expert input to develop two manuals for use by the mental health and addiction fields: the Gambling Assessment Manual and the Problem Gambling Screening Standards Manual. Join experts and members of the NCPG Treatment Committee as they unveil these new tools! During this session, panelists will review the purpose, content and use cases for these manuals.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

Feb
16
Thu
2023
NCPG Member Exclusive: Ask An Expert with Hon. Cheryl Moss – Gambling Treatment Diversion Courts @ Online
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Drug courts and other therapeutic/diversion courts, including programs for individuals with gambling problems, have been overwhelmingly successful in reducing criminal justice costs and recidivism, saving taxpayer dollars, improving rehabilitation rates for non-violent offenders, increasing restitution paid to victims and improving community health and wellness.

In November 2018, Judge Cheryl Moss became the first judge to preside over Nevada’s first Gambling Treatment Diversion Court. During this interactive webinar Judge Moss will answer questions about how a gambling treatment court runs, how eligibility for the defendants is established, the treatment-centric focus, the cost savings to taxpayers and the improvements to rehabilitation rates.

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.

Feb
28
Tue
2023
The Urgent Need for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging in Behavioral Healthcare @ Online
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Disparities in both access to health services and treatment outcomes have become increasingly evident for individuals from historically underrepresented communities. Social injustice and prejudice impact the health and well-being of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ individuals, and difficulty trusting the behavioral healthcare system discourages many people away from seeking help.

Recognizing these current realities, the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) launched an action plan to promote change in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) practices in addiction treatment centers. Many behavioral health providers want to promote health equity, establish a more diverse staff and client base, and create more inclusive work and clinical environments, but they may not know where to begin or how to continuously improve. Just as treatment providers apply the Stages of Change in their work with patients, this model can help leaders chart a path to DEIB best practices.

This presentation will introduce NAATP’s Stages of Change Model for DEIB Best Practices, which can help providers – both those just starting this work and those who are well on their way – to identify areas for growth and specific action steps. Participants will learn how to use the Assessment Tool within their organizations to develop an action plan, and presenters will share examples of working with treatment providers at various stages of readiness for DEIB work.

There are no CE’s available for this webinar.

Mar
2
Thu
2023
Raschkowan Webinar: Future Directions in Gaming Disorder Research @ Online
Mar 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The concept of ‘gaming addiction’ has generated significant debate for many years. Among other concerns, opposing views have often cited the lack of consistency and standardization in the evidence base. With the recent inclusion of ‘6C51 Gaming disorder’ and ‘QE22 Hazardous Gaming’ in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), the field has formal classifications that appear likely to propel the study of problem gaming forward. This talk will consider some of the important challenges and future directions of the gaming disorder field. Which areas of research are most needed to strengthen the evidence base for the condition, as we look ahead to the DSM-6? What technological trends and emerging gaming developments might affect the study of gaming disorder? What does the field need now?

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.

Mar
9
Thu
2023
2023 CCGP Statewide East Conference @ Radisson Hotel Philadelphia Northeast
Mar 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hosted by Council on Compulsive Gambling of PA

The 2023 CCGP Statewide East Conference will focus on:

– Problem gambling among the LGBTQ+ community and why this community be at a higher risk of developing gambling related issues

– The scope of online gambling in Pennsylvania, and the impact that it’s having in terms of participation and development of problematic behaviors

– Bringing awareness to the presence and severity of gambling disorder among military service members and veterans and to provide a personal story of addiction.

– Applying the SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework to problem gambling among the general, as well as specific, populations

– Resources for help in Pennsylvania

CEs available: 6

Register here.

Mar
17
Fri
2023
30-Hour Basic Training for Problem Gambling: Day 1 OAPGG @ Online
Mar 17 all-day
Host: OAPGG

As the opportunities for gambling continue to increase through avenues such as online gambling and gaming and sports betting, the risk that an individual will develop a gambling problem increases as well. As a care provider, you may be working with someone who is struggling with gambling.

OAPGG offers a 4-day online 30-hour basic training for problem gambling twice per year. This evidence-based basic training course is designed to help counselors, peer support specialists, and others in building an understanding of gambling addiction. In this training, you will learn about gambling history, gambling technology, the theoretical basis for treatment, co-occurring disorders, multicultural issues, assessment tools, treatment modalities, and more.

Training includes:

12 consultation sessions included at no cost
Prep class for those taking the IGCCB exam or state certification
(There will be fees associated with the IGCCB exam or state certification. Check with your state for credentialing requirements; basic information is listed at the bottom of the page.)
Resources and workbook for counselors

CEs available: 30

Mar
23
Thu
2023
Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling @ Suncoast Hotel
Mar 23 – Mar 24 all-day

Host: Nevada Council on Problem Gambling

The Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling is an annual professional education and networking event addressing this significant community health issue that affects as many as 6% of Nevada adults. The conference attracts addiction and mental health professionals and interested stakeholder groups including Prevention, Education, Research, Government, Gaming Industry and the Recovery Community.

Program Highlights Include

  • Sports Betting and Treatment
  • Financial Literacy for Therapists & Gamblers in Treatment
  • Understanding the Pathway from Gambling Disorder to Gambling Motivated Crime
  • Finding Recovery through Art – The Creative High Program
  • Ethics and Confidentiality

CEs available: 12

Register here.