Training: 2016 Problem Gambling Education Trainings


Individual Classes Available

Class Dates:
02/22/2016

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Problem Gambling Screening: What works and what doesn’t-2016 (1 hours)

Educational Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify the need and rationale for screening for gambling problems in a range of health care settings.
  • Participants will gain an understanding of how to utilize effective brief problem gambling screening strategies.
  • Participants will be able to identify how to develop a problem gambling integrated intake.

 

Educational Goal:

Participants will gain understanding of effective strategies for screening for gambling problems along with the rationale for problem gambling screening in health care settings.

 

Course Outline:

Rationale for Problem Gambling Screening.
Description of Brief Problem Gambling Screens.
Technology Transfer:  Research to Clinical Practice.
Effective Screening Strategies and Road Maps.
Developing a problem gambling integrated intake.
Impact of Gambling on Recovery, Health and Well-Being: Opening the Conversation

Class Dates:
03/21/2016

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ASSESSMENT-2016 (1 hours)

Course Objective: Participants will be able to identify appropriate questions to ask during assessment and avoid the pitfalls during assessment and treatment.

Course Goal: Participants will learn how to conduct a thorough assessment asking questions that illicit “change talk” from the client, while also avoiding the pitfalls that disempower and disengage the client.

Course Outline:

  • engage
  • how has problem impacted person’s life
  • pros and cons of gambling versus recovery
  • type of gambling
  • how much in gambling losses (make out an historical calendar)
  • how much debt
  • use SOGS questionnaire
  • build motivation
  • impact of problem on family
  • ongoing assessment through treatment
  • identifying underlying issues to problem gambling

Class Dates:
04/18/2016

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ENGAGING THE PROBLEM GAMBLING CLIENT - 2016 (1 hours)

Class Dates:
05/16/2016

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TREATMENT PLANNING-2016 (1 hours)

Goal: Participants will be able to devise a plan that is suited for the client's treatment needs.

Objective: Participants will be able to develop treatment goals based on the client’s needs and current level of motivation/readiness.

Course Outline:

             - based on “where the client is at today”

               - what changes does client want to make

               - what kind of assistance is needed for change

               - what will promote change

               - barriers

               - why change now?

               - what will change look like for you in a year?

               - short term and longer term goals

               - goals related to underlying struggles to problem gambling

Class Dates:
06/27/2016

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HARM REDUCTION IN TREATMENT OF DISORDERED GAMBLING-2016 (1 hours)

Course Outline:

•             Defining Harm Reduction

•             Role of harm reduction in problem gambling treatment

•             Limited Gambling as a treatment option

•             Collaborative goal setting with clients

•             Monitoring gambling behaviors

•             Family involvement

 

Educational Goal(s):

Participants will gain understanding of how harm reduction and limited gambling strategies can be utilized in the treatment of problem gambling

 

Educational Objective(s):

·        Participants will be able to identify at least 2 strategies for using limited gambling as a treatment goal for clients

·        Participants will be able to identify key elements for using harm reduction in the treatment of problem gambling

·        Participants will be able to describe family involvement strategies when working on limited gambling and harm reduction strategies in the treatment of problem gambling

Class Dates:
09/19/2016

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USING COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY TO HELP WITH IRRATIONAL BELIEFS-2016 (1 hours)

Course Objective: Participants will develop ways to effectively challenge these irrational beliefs and help the client develop more constructive cognitions related to their addiction.

Course Goal: Participants will develop an understanding of how knowing the odds can be utilized in a client’s recovery.

Course Outline:

  • talk about superstitions
  • ask how do you know when you are going to win?
  • explore the irrationality of money being tied to self identity/self esteem
  • help them identify more irrational thoughts when setting up to gamble
  • what self talk propels or fuels the gambling and how to interrupt or change it
  •        + i.e. “I’m hot I have to keep going” or “I’m cold, therefore I’m due”
  • get them to explore what they were thinking when they’ve gambled in the past
  • the use of memory or recall to understand the irrational beliefs

Class Dates:
10/24/2016

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WHAT DOES RECOVERY FOR A PROBLEM GAMBLER LOOK LIKE - 2016 (1 hours)

Course Goal: Participants will be able to identify the signs of progress in recovery as well as signs of regression or stagnation.

Course Objective: Participants will be able to identify the signs of progress in recovery as well as signs of regression or stagnation.

Course Outline:

  • progress versus regression
  • once over the “hump” of change
  • dealing with success
  • communicating better with family
  • living with someone trusting of you
  • having money and less debt
  • accepting they’ve been had by the gambling establishments
  • need for instant gratification declines
  • the important “chase” has ceased
  • interested in other things
  • grateful for the assistance
  • partner is much happier
  • lying has either ceased or decreased significantly (old habits hard to break)

Class Dates:
11/21/2016

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PROBLEM GAMBLING: FAMILY & COUPLES COUNSELING - 2016 (1 hours)

Course Goal:  Participants will gain an understanding of the impact of gambling on families and couples and ways treatment can support a wholistic recovery process

Course Objectives:

Participants will gain an awareness of the ways that gambling can create a reputure in family and couple relationships and be able to identify strategies to re-establish partnership and create a systemic recovery process.

Course Outline:

·        Impact of gambling on families and couples

·        Motivational discrepancies

·        Family Treatment Issues

·        Partnership and Win-Win Strategies

·        Protecting Family’s Assets

·        Special Family Issues:  Children, Older Adults, When Gambler is not in Recovery

·        Compassion, Forgiveness and Family/Couple  Recovery