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.
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