post-conference workshops 

Saturday, july 23, 2022

Conference Track Key:

 TX – TreatmentREC – Recovery & CommunitySP – Sports 
RG – Responsible GamblingPX – PreventionALL – No Track, All Attendees

Workshops are limited to 45 participants each. Lunch not included in the registration fee.

CE’s

Time

Track

Session Details

2




9:00 Am – 11:00 Am
Post-Conference Workshop

TX

Helping Individuals and Their Loved Ones Be Together in Recovery

Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC; Wiley Harwell, ICGC-II

TX

Ethics Is Not A Game

Kelly Leppard; Jeremy Wampler, ICGC-II, BACC; Fiorigio (Fred) Fetta, ICGC-II, BACC

N/A
11:00 am – 11:15 am
Break
ALLBreak & Networking
2
11:15 am – 1:15 pm
Post-Conference Workshop
TX

Changing Gambling Consultation from a Meeting to a Learning Community

Fiorigio (Fred) Fetta, ICGC-II, BACC

TX

10 Things to Know: Reflecting Back on Our Work With Those Struggling with Gambling

Heather Chapman, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP SESSION ABSTRACTS

Helping Individuals and Their Loved Ones Be Together in Recovery

Loreen Rugle, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC; Wiley Harwell, ICGC-II          

We are an action-oriented culture with a lot of focus on doing rather than considering how to be. The same is often true of treatment and recovery strategies. Certainly, those seeking help for a gambling problem and their family members and loved ones often approach counseling wanting to know, “What can I do” Rarely to they come into counseling asking “How can I be” This workshop will focus on addressing this shift in focus within a Mindfulness-based Motivational Approach. Interactive experiences will be offered on methods to help clients “lean into” rather than avoid difficult feelings both individually and as families, using self-compassion and compassion strategies. The neurophysiology underpinning these strategies will be presented along with strategies for helping individuals become comfortable being just who they are and being with others as they are.                 

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide experience in mindfulness-based interventions that develop and strengthen the capacity to compassionately hold pleasant and unpleasant feelings.
  • Provide experience in assisting both those with a gambling disorder and their concerned others/loved ones with mindful/motivational strategies for relating to themselves and each other with acceptance and compassion.
  • Describe the neurophysiology of mindfulness and compassion practices as they relate to emotional tolerance and gambling disorder recovery.P
Ethics Is Not A Game

Kelly Leppard; Jeremy Wampler, ICGC-II, BACC; Fiorigio (Fred) Fetta, ICGC-II, BACC

How often do you think about ethics during your day?  If you are like most professionals, ethics is at the core of your practice, but you may not think about it until it is time for your annual ethics training.  This presentation is for clinical, recovery and prevention professionals and is designed to help you keep ethics at the forefront of your mind, in a fun interactive way, through activity based learning and team building.  Welcome to the first episode of What is Ethics! 

Learning Objectives:

  • List and review commonalities of ethics across multiple disciplines;
  • Learn ethics as it applies to the digital age;
  • Collaborate with others in demonstrating an understanding of ethics.
Changing Gambling Consultation From A Meeting To A Learning Community

Fiorigio (Fred) Fetta, ICGC-II, BACC

Consultation is crucial, in order to provide education on best practices regarding treatment for clients affected by problem or gambling disorder, and loved ones impacted by the behavior. It is also important to creating the workforce in our field, and helping staff members to obtain gambling specific certifications. One of the ways to build this capacity, is to offer calls, virtual meetings, live meetings, etc. for interested individuals. Board Approved Clinical Consultants have the opportunity to lead these events and raise awareness on a variety of areas. Over time, there are moments that can be difficult for both the facilitator and group members (e.g. figuring out the proper content to discuss on a given meeting, or when the facilitator asks “who would like to present a case today?” And the question is met with silence and anxiety from all present). This workshop will offer some suggestions on how to promote continuous engagement with participants, to reduce these challenging moments, so the agenda and ownership of the group is not only driven by the facilitator, but also the learning community.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe one way to engage your group and promote participation within the first 10 minutes of the meeting.
  • Identify various content discussion topics to include in the learning community.
  • Discuss two ways of facilitating case consultations.
10 Things to Know: Reflecting Back on our Work With Those Struggling with Gambling

Heather Chapman, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC

The landscape of gambling has changed so dramatically over the last decades. We too have changed, as practitioners, as we continue to reach people and facilitate change especially now in this unprecedented time. Linking to science, and state-of-the-art practice, this engaging presentation will reflect on our experiences as providers, as researchers, fueled by the hope and change from the people we serve. With our collective experience, we continue to refine the map for our work. Together, let’s celebrate all of this work with 10 things to know.          

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will reflect on at least one aspect of their professional growth in the field.
  • Participants will learn at least two aspects of the science of change.
  • Participants will identify at least two things that maintain motivation and connection.