Training: 2020 Problem Gambling Education Trainings


Individual Classes Available

Class Dates:
02/24/2020

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MINDFULNESS BASED STRATEGIES FOR TREATMENT OF DISORDERED GAMBLING 2020 (1 hours)

Class Dates:
03/30/2020

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FAMILY AND PROBLEM GAMBLING 2020 (1 hours)

Class Dates:
04/27/2020

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Opioid Use Disorder & Gambling Disorder (1 hours)

Course Outline 

  • Data and research on the prevalence of gambling disorder among clients in treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD)
  • Description of the nature of gambling patterns and activities among clients in OUD
  • Review of qualitative data describing the interaction between opioid use and gambling
  • Strategies for effective screening and brief intervention to address the impact of gambling on recovery for clients in treatment for OUD

 

Educational Goal(s) 

Clients in treatment for Opioid Use Disorders, particularly those in medication assisted treatment have been found to have extremely high rates of co-occurring gambling disorder.  This webinar will review the research on the co-occurrence of gambling disorder and opioid use disorder, focusing on both quantitative and qualitative research that has sought to understand this connection. Transcripts from clients in medication assisted treatment will be used to illustrate the role gambling plays in their lives and recoveries.  Strategies for screening and treating gambling issues among those in treatment for opioid use disorders will be discussed.

 

Educational Objective(s) 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Participants will gain an understanding of the current research on the prevalence and connection of gambling problems among those in treatment for an opioid use disorder
  2. Participants will gain an awareness of the impact of gambling and problem gambling on recovery from opioid use disorders
  3. Participants will be able to identify specific strategies to address gambling and problem gambling in those in treatment for opioid use disorders

Class Dates:
05/18/2020

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Language & Stigma in Talking about Gambling Disorder (1 hours)

Course Outline:

Review of research on stigma associated with gambling and gambling disorder

Describe how loved ones of those with gambling disorder may experience stigma

Define “person first”  language and review ways language contributes to stigma and shame

Present strategies for reducing stigma and assisting clients in overcoming issues of shame

 

Educational Goal(s):

A couple of years I ago, I was sitting next to a dear friend and person in recovery from a gambling disorder.  I leaned over and whispered to her how distressing I found it for the presenter to refer to a person in recovery as “the gambler.”  She said, “I know, if they say that one more time, I may scream.”

 

This use of language is the norm, not the exception.  It is so ubiquitous we don’t even think about it.  Much more has been written about the significance of the language of recovery in the Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health fields; particularly around issues of stigma and shame.  This presentation will address the importance of how to use words and language to reduce stigma in the field of gambling disorder for both individuals in recovery and their partners in recovery.

 

Educational Objective(s):

Participants will be able to:

Identify evidence for how gambling disorder is stigmatized.

Identify ways in which those in relationship with individuals experiencing gambling disorder experience stigma

Define person first language and how even “neutral” terms may contribute to stigma around gambling disorder

Identify effective strategies for reducing the stigma associated with harmful gambling

Class Dates:
03/23/2020

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What Everyone Needs to Know About Mental Illness and Disordered Gambling (1 hours)

Goal: Provide participants with an understanding of gambling disorder as a mental illness 

Description: Join us during Problem Gambling Awareness Month as we partner with the New York State Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI-NYS) as we aim to raise awareness of gambling disorder as a mental illness.  NAMI-NYS and NYCPG staff will cohost this webinar to explore both problem gambling and mental illness and the relationship between them, and what recovery looks like.  We’ll also share ways that all New Yorkers can collaborate to raise awareness of these related issues.  Bring your thoughts to share with each other! 

Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to define problem gambling 
  • Participants will identify gambling disorder as a mental illness 
  • Participants will be able to describe three factors in recovery from mental illness 
  • Participants will be able to list one resource for those seeking support or more information about mental illness or problem gambling 

Class Dates:
11/16/2020
Class Cost:
FREE REGISTRATION

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

Course Outline

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

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

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

Discuss the impact of lying on family members of those with GD

 

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.

Educational Objective(s)

  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.

 

Class Dates:
09/28/2020

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Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Help with Irrational Beliefs (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:
07/17/2020

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Problem Gambling on College Campuses (1 hours)

Class Dates:
09/18/2020

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Problem Gambling and Recovery (1 hours)