• MCCG- 5.25 hours in Springfield, Massachusetts

    02.21.19Deanna Wilken

    April 11, 2019 @ 8:45 am – 2:00 pm
    Center For Human Development
    332 Birnie Avenue Springfield
    MA 01107
    Natalie Pinto
    (617) 981-2393

    The Intersection of Problem Gambling, Trauma and Domestic Violence

    This training will explore the intersection where problem gambling and trauma meet, considering the various types of gambling and the populations that experience trauma (i.e. sexual abuse survivors, victims of domestic abuse, veterans, etc.). Evidenced based and trauma informed screening tools and treatment interventions to address both issues will be explored.

    Learning Objectives:

    At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

    • Describe at least 3 signs/symptoms of both problem gambling and trauma reactions (across various vulnerable populations)

    • Describe the connection between problem gambling and trauma and how the two problems interact with each other

    • Identify at least 3 evidenced based and trauma informed treatment interventions to address both of problem gambling and trauma symptoms together

    Baxter Chandler, LICSW is the Program Manager of the Adult and Child Partial Hospitalization Programs at Baystate Medical Center and teaches in the MSW program of Westfield State University. Baxter received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Andrew’s College in North Carolina and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia. For 26 years he has worked with people dealing with mental health and substance use disorders in a variety of treatment settings including medical units, crisis programs, partial hospital programs, and outpatient behavioral health services. In addition to his work with co-occurring disorders, he has interests in group therapy, motivational interviewing, and suicide prevention.

    For more information including if you are deaf or hard of hearing, or are a person with a disability and require an accommodation, please contact Odessa Dwarika, Director of Programs and Services @ 617-426-4554, TTY: 617-426-1855 or odessa@maccg.org.


    Funded By: Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of Problem Gambling Services