• WCPG Phase 2 Training – Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling

    09.27.19Grace Maliska

    February 13, 2020 – February 14, 2020 all-day
    Comfort Inn & Suites
    4822 E. Washington Avenue Madison
    WI 53704
    Alta Valenta
    (920) 437-8888

    Topic: Phase II
    15 CEUs!

    This program is designed for those participants who are or plan to be working with problem gamblers and their families in a variety of clinical settings. This information is designed for participants to incorporate into their clinical practice. Participants will learn about the effects of gambling on the individual, family and community and use the information to help those who fall into your own professional scope of practice.
    Following completion of the Phase I and Phase II thirty-hour training and education program, participants 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.


    1. Self-help programs and natural recovery
    2. Motivational enhancement and the use of harm reduction
    3. ASAM Criteria
    4. Neurotransmitters and communication in the brain
    5. Psychopharmacology: Research, cautions and treatment
    6. Legal issues
    7. Case Management issues

    How this program will be presented:

    1. Lecture
    2. Power Point
    3. Group discussion
    4.  Interactive exercises