Training: 2018 Problem Gambling Education Trainings


Individual Classes Available

Class Dates:
02/05/2018

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Mindfulness Based Strategies for Treatment of Disordered Gambling 2018 (1 hours)

Outline:

·      Define Mindfulness and Mindfulness-based Recovery Promotion

·      Present brief overview of research on mindfulness approaches to gambling disorder treatment

·      Describe strategies for integrating mindfulness strategies with other common treatment approaches such as cognitive behavioral and 12-Step approaches

·      Practice brief mindfulness exercises

 

Goal:

·      Participants will gain an understanding of ways in which Mindfulness therapeutic practices can be effectively used in the treatment of gambling disorder and integrated with other approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy and 12 Step facilitation.

 

Objective:

·      Participants will be able to identify at least 3 specific mindfulness techniques for supporting recovery from a gambling disorder

·      Participants will be able to define ways to integrate mindfulness techniques with CBT and 12-Step approaches to gambling disorder recovery

Class Dates:
03/05/2018

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Problem Gambling & Co-occurring Disorders Series: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (1 hours)

Course Outline:

1.      Definition of ADHD

2.      Research and evidence on co-occurrence of ADHD and gambling disorder

3.      Assessment of ADHD

4.      Treatment strategies to address gambling issues when complicated by co-occurring ADHD

 

Educational Goal(s):

This webinar will present a description of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and a brief overview of the evidence for high rates of co-occurrence among individuals diagnosed with a gambling disorder.  Common signs and symptoms of ADHD will be described and assessment strategies discussed.  Ways in which ADHD interacts with gambling disorder will be presented and treatment strategies for addressing gambling problems when complicated by ADHD will reviewed.

 

Educational Objective(s):

1.      Participants will be able to identify common signs and symptoms of ADHD

2.      Participants will be understand the research evidence for prevalence and nature of ADHD among individuals with gambling disorder

3.      Participants will gain an awareness of ways in which ADHD interacts with gambling disorder.

4.      Participants will be able to design and modify treatment approaches to effectively treatment gambling problems in light of the co-occurring complication of ADHD.

Class Dates:
04/02/2018

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Problem Gambling & Co-occurring Disorders Series: II Trauma (1 hours)

Course Outline:

Defining Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Evidence for Co-occurrence of trauma and abuse among clients with gambling disorder

How do trauma and gambling problems interact?

Treatment strategies to address gambling problems in combination with trauma issues.

 

Educational Goal(s) :

This webinar will present a definition of trauma and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  A brief review of research on co-occurrence of gambling disorder and trauma issues will be presented.  The role of gambling for those who have experienced trauma will be discussed along with the interaction between problematic gambling and PTSD.  Effective approaches to work with disordered gamblers who have experienced trauma will be presented.

Educational Objective(s):

1.      Participants will be able to identify common signs and symptoms of PTSD and trauma responses.

2.     Participants will be understand the research evidence for prevalence and nature of histories of abuse and trauma among individuals with gambling disorder

3.     Participants will gain an awareness of the role of gambling among those who have experience trauma and abuse.

4.     Participants will be able to design and modify treatment approaches to effectively treatment gambling problems in individuals also dealing with issues of trauma and abuse.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class Dates:
05/07/2018

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Problem Gambling and Co-occurring Disorders Series: III Personality Disorders (1 hours)

 Course Outline:

What is a personality disorder?

Review of common personality disorders that co-occur with gambling disorder

Discussion of ways personality disorders may interact with gambling disorder and the role and meaning of gambling for individuals with various personality disorders

Approaches to address the impact of personality disorders on gambling disorder treatment and recovery

 

Educational Goal(s):

Personality disorders commonly occur among individuals seeking treatment for a gambling disorder.  This long standing disturbances in self and interpersonal function can significantly complicate the treatment and recovery process.  This webinar will focus on recognizing common co-occurring personality disorders (ie., narcissistic, avoidant, borderline, obsessive-compulsive, antisocial) among those seeking treatment for a gambling disorder and employing effective treatment and recovery strategies for working with this complex and challenging clients.

 

Educational Objective(s)

1.            Participants will be able to identify common personality disorders often co-occuring with gambling disorder

2.            Participants will be able to describe how gambling and problem gambling is influenced by ingrained personality traits

3.            Participants will gain an understanding of ways in which personality disorders may confound treatment and recovery

4.            Participants will be able develop treatment approaches that address dysfunctional personality patterns that contribute to problematic gambling

Class Dates:
03/12/2018

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Problem Gambling and Suicide (1 hours)

Course Outline:

  • Present the prevalence of suicidal ideation and attempt among gamblers 
  • Describe the relationship between problem gambling and suicidal ideation and attempt 
  • Discuss the risk factors that contribute to suicidal ideation and attempt among problem gamblers
  • Introduce the common mental health disorders that are linked to suicide and problem gambling 
  • Explore the implications this information has for those working in the substance abuse and mental health fields

 

Educational Goal:

Participants will gain an understanding of the connection between suicide and problem gambling.

 

Educational Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the relationship between problem gambling and suicidal ideation and attempt. 
  • Identify the common risk factors associated with co-occurring problem gambling and suicidal ideation 
  • Describe ways to incorporate this information into their work 

Class Dates:
04/30/2018

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Community Action to Prevent Underage Gambling (1 hours)

Course Outline:

  • Overview of underage gambling
  • The connetion between the environment and underage gambling
  • Capacity building for community-wide change
  • Identifying, education, and welcoming community leaders to the effort
  • Identifying manageable actions to reduce youth access to gambling

 

Educational Goal:

Participnats will gain an understanding of the importance of involving many facets of the community in prevention efforts, and effective ways to promote community-wide change to prevent access to underage gambling.

 

Educational Objective:

  • Participants will be able to:

            a. Explain the importance of reducing youth accfess to gamling.

            b. Identify 3 key perole in the community that can help build capacity in environmental change.

            c. Identify 3 manage3able actions that community members can take to hellp reduce youth access to gambling.

Class Dates:
06/04/2018

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ADDRESSING FINANCIAL ISSUES IN GAMBLING DISORDER RECOVERY (1 hours)

Course Outline:

•             Meaning of money and problematic gambling

•             Spiral of financial options

•             Talking about money and finances

•             Assessing financial impact of problem gambling

•             Developing financial recovery plan

 

Educational Goal(s):

Participants will gain an understanding of how the meaning and value of money changes with the progression of a gambling disorder and how to talk about and address the financial impact of problem gambling as a key component of the recovery process.

 

Educational Objective(s):

·        Participants will be able to define how the meaning of money becomes distorted through the progress of a gambling disorder

 

·        Participants will be able to identify and assess the common financial consequences of a gambling disorder

 

·        Participants will be able to define the key components of a financial recovery plan for disordered gamblers

Class Dates:
07/16/2018

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Youth Gambling Prevention: Education to Empower Youth (1 hours)

Course Outline

a. Overview of youth gambling and the associaed risks

b. Identifying youth groups to educate

c. Merging youth group leader interests with youth gambling provention education

d. key focus points for educating youth

e. Inspiring youth to take action

 

Course Goals

a. Participants will walk away with a strong understanding of how to approach youth group leaders about educating youth about the risks associated with youth gambling, and what points to focus on during a face-to-face education session with youth.

 

Course Objectives

a. Participants will be able to identify 3 types of youth groups to  educate

b. Participants will be able to identify 3 focus points to help educate youth

Class Dates:
08/06/2018

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Older Adults and Problem Gambling (1 hours)

Course Outline:

·      Prevalence of gambling and problem gambling among older adults

·      Reasons older adults gamble

·      Risk factors for problem gambling among older adults

·      Warning signs of problem gambling among older adults

·      Prevention and Intervention strategies

 

Educational Goal:

Participants will learn about the risks associated with older adult gambling; why they are more vulnerable to developing a gambling problem; and what safe guards can be established for this fixed income community. 

 

Educational Objectives:

·       Identify the three (3) signs for older adult risky gambling behaviors.

·       Understand why older adults are more vulnerable to the consequences of gambling problems.

·       Identify the three (3) safeguards that older adults can incorporate into their behavior that will help them make their gambling safe on a fixed income.

Class Dates:
09/10/2018

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12-Steps As a Path to Self-Forgiveness in Gambling Disorder Recovery (1 hours)

Course Outline:

  • Spiritual traditions and self-forgiveness
  • Issues of Guilt and Shame
  • Review of 12 Steps and role of each step in self-forgiveness

 Educational Goal(s): 

Participants will gain an understand of the key components of self-forgiveness based on exploration of the process from multiple spiritual perspectives and define how the Twelve Steps of Gamblers Anonymous aligns with this process.

Educational Objective(s):

  • Participants will be able to define the key components in a process of self-forgiveness
  • Participants will be able to describe how working  the 12 Steps of Gamblers Anonymous helps a person in recovery achieve self-forgiveness

Class Dates:
10/01/2018

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Addressing Transference and Counter-transference in Treating Gambling Disorder (1 hours)

 

 

Course Outline:

Defining Transference and Countertransference

Common forms of positive and negative transference reactions among clients in treatment for gambling disorder

Common forms of positive and negative countertransference reactions experienced by counselors in treating gambling disorders

How to utilize transference and countertransference reactions to facilitate treatment goals

 

Educational Goal(s):

This webinar will explore common positive and negative transference and countertransference reactions that may occur in counseling individuals with gambling disorder.  Ways in which these interpersonal reactions can be recognized and utilized to facilitate treatment objectives will be discussed.

 

Educational Objective(s) :

  1. Participants will be able to define common positive and negative transference reactions clients with gambling disorder may present during treatment
  2. Participants will be able to define common positive and negative countertransference reactions therapists may experience in treating individuals with gambling disorder.
  3. Participants will be able to identify strategies for managing and utilizing transference and countertransference reactions in support of treatment objectives.

 

 

 

Class Dates:
10/15/2018

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Youth Gambling Prevention Through Community Awareness (1 hours)

Course Outline:

  • The importance of community awareness in prevention.
  • Identifying the community segment that will be your targeted audience.
  • Choosing the medium that will reach your audience, while staying within a budget.
  • Creating a message that will engage the target audience.

 

Educational Goal:

Participants will feel a stronger sense of purpose behind community awareness, as well as a guided three step plan to begin or enhance their youth gambling prevention activities through community awareness.

 

Educational Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify a target audience.
  • Participants will be able to determine the most effective way to disseminate educational resources.
  • Participants will list two keys to creating effective materials.

Class Dates:
11/05/2018

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Problem Gambling and Women (1 hours)

Course Outline:

  • What does the research tell us about women, gambling and gambling disorder?
  • Prevalence
  • Gender differences and progression
  • Risk factors
  • Trauma issues and problem gambling recovery
  • Gender informed prevention, awareness and treatment perspectives

 

Educational Goal:

This presentation will summarize current research on women and problem gambling, looking at risk factors, subtypes, co-occurring disorders and treatment approaches.  Trauma and gender informed care practices will be discussed in the context of problem gambling awareness, prevention and treatment.

 

Educational Objective(s)

  • Participants will gain an awareness of the most current research findings on women and problem gambling
  • Participants will be able to identify ways to address gender specific issues in problem gambling treatment
  • Participants will be able to identify awareness, prevention and treatment resources for women and problem gambling

Class Dates:
12/03/2018

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Deception and Self-Deception in Clients with Gambling Disorder (1 hours)

Course Outline

Irrational Beliefs, Psychological Defenses and Deception and Self-Deception among Clients with Gambling Disorder (GD)

Motives for Lying and Types of Lying

Lying and Personality Disorders among those with GD

Impact of Lying on Family Members

 

Educational Goal(s)

Lying to individuals who are important to them, is a diagnostic criteria for those with gambling disorder.  This emphasized the importance of recognizing the centrality of deception and well as self-deception in this disorder.  This webinar will look at ways that those with GD engage in deceiving themselves and others as a way to protect and maintain their gambling behavior.  Particularly the four following goals will be focused on:

To describe typical irrational beliefs among those with gambling disorder and how they contribute to self-deception.

To describe ways psychological defense mechanisms contribute to self-deception among those with GD

To discuss motives for lying and how these relate to various personality disorders common among those with GD

To discuss the impact of lying on family members of those with GD

 

Educational Objective(s)

Participants in this webinar will be able to:

1.              Recognize at least 3 common irrational beliefs held by those with GD and how they contribute to self-deception.

2.            Describe at least 2 common psychological defense mechanisms and how they may be used by those with GD to deceive themselves and keep from seeing reality clearly.

3.            Understand the motives for lying among those with GD and how personality disorders may influence these motives

4.            Describe at least 4 ways in which lying impacts family members of those with GD.