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2 3 4 5The Voices of Problem Gambling: Understanding the RealityThe Voices of Problem Gambling: Understanding the RealityTime: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grace Church
7393 Pearl Rd
Middleburg Heights, Ohio 44130
Recovery Resources and the Cuyahoga Problem Gambling Coalition will be hosting a free, public session on problem gambling. Hear from individuals and families as they share the impact problem gambling has had on them, their loved ones, and the community. Light refreshments will be served. This event is ideal for those who have been impacted by problem gambling or are concerned about this community issue. Please share within anyone that you believe would enjoy and benefit from this program. Please note this is not a CEU event. Please contact Ashley Yee at ayee@recres.org or 216-431-4131 ext. 2524 if you have any questions or would like more information.
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9 10Rhode Island Council on Problem 3rd Annual ConferenceRhode Island Council on Problem 3rd Annual ConferenceTime: 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
PROVIDENCE MARRIOTT DOWNTOWN
1 Orms Street
Providence, RI 02909 United States
This year’s Conference will focus on gambling-related legal issues as well as problem gambling prevention. The Conference presenters include Janet M. Miller, MS, LAC, CCGC, CCDP-D, Executive Director for the Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling; Michael Burke, author of Never Enough; Susan D. McLaughlin, Primary Prevention Services Coordinator for the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services/Problem Gambling Services; and Shirley Hoak, JD, NCGC-II, CPRS, Case Manager III/Peer Counselor, with the Bettor Choice Program, The Connection, Inc., in Connecticut.
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23 24 25 26 27 28Using Congruence Couples Therapy to Improve CommunicationsUsing Congruence Couples Therapy to Improve CommunicationsTime: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Communication impasses in couples and families give rise to distress and isolation. Although
communication is a taken-for-granted topic in therapy, there is little training and in-depth
understanding of what healthy communication consists of, why communication goes awry, and how it can be improved. Since relationship stress is associated with nearly all mental disorders, including problem gambling and substance abuse, and is a primary cause of relapse, communication is a topic that cannot be ignored.
Grounded in clinical research with addiction and concurrent disordered couples, this workshop will
examine the reasons behind blockages in communication and provide clinicians with a typology to identify communication postures that can be used with a wide range of couple issues. Participants will learn to facilitate family and couple communication towards increased awareness and openness to self and other to resolve family issues. Congruent communication is an important form of coping that brings greater aliveness to self-in-relationship and improves resilience and mental health.
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30Western Regional Conference on Problem Gambling AwarenessWestern Regional Conference on Problem Gambling AwarenessThe Heathman Lodge
7801 NE Greenwood Drive
Vancouver, WA 98662