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.