Training: 2019 Problem Gambling Education Trainings


Individual Classes Available

Class Dates:
01/07/2019

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Harm Reduction in the Treatment of Disordered Gambling 2019 (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:
03/22/2019

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Problem Gambling and the Workplace (1 hours)

Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to define problem gambling 
  • Participants will be able to identify workplace warning signs of a gambling problem 
  • Participants will be able to describe two effects of problem gambling in the workplace 
  • Participants will be able to list two ways to develop a safe workplace for individuals and families in recovery from problem gambling 
  • Participants will be able to recognize the role of employee assistance programs in supporting those who are affected by problem gambling 

Class Dates:
05/06/2019

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CRAFT-Family Model for Working with Gambling Disorder (1 hours)

Course Outline:

Description of the CRAFT Model

How to help families utilize effective learning and reinforcement strategies

How to create a family environment conducive of change

Empathy, Compassion, Self-Compassion and Self Care for Family Members living with GD

Educational Goal(s):

Participants will gain an understanding of ways in which change can best be supported in families coping with gambling disorder through the evidence based CRAFT model which includes behavioral, motivational and mindfulness based strategies.

Educational Objective(s):

Participants will be able to:

Describe ways in which family members can reinforce recovery oriented behaviors in loved ones struggling with gambling disorder.

Identify techniques to create family environments supportive of change for those living with gambling disorder

Describe strategies to assist family members in developing self-compassion and self-care.

 

 

Class Dates:
04/08/2019

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Gambling Disorder and Eating Disorder (1 hours)

 

Educational Goal(s):

This webinar will present an overview of the similarities, differences and co-occurring nature of gambling and eating disorders.  Tools for screening, strategies for treatment and resources available for both disorders will be discussed and provided.

 

Educational Objective(s):

After this webinar, participants will be to:

  • Describe two similarities and two differences between Gambling Disorder and Eating Disorders.
  • Name two screening tools used in assessing for Gambling Disorder.
  • Name two screening tools used in assessing for Eating Disorders.
  • List two resources in your area that are Eating Disorder informed.
  • List two resources in your area that are Gambling Disorder informed.

 

Class Dates:
06/03/2019

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ASAM Levels of Care and Gambling Disorder (1 hours)

Outline

Description of ASAM levels of care and appropriateness for gambling disorder

Description of ASAM dimensions of care and how they apply to gambling disorder

Application of ASAM criteria to specific gambling disorder cases and issues

How to adapt existing systems of care to address need for comprehensive continuum of problem gambling services

Goals

The ASAM Criteria are clinical guidelines developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine to improve assessment and outcome driven services.  The purpose is to use multidimensional assessments to develop client centered service plans and help clinicians in making objective decisions regarding admissions, transfers/discharges, continuing care for a comprehensive range of levels of care for additive disorders.  This webinar will consider the dimensions of care and levels of care described within the ASAM framework and how these apply to gambling disorder.  Participants will gain an understanding of clinical decision making for clients with gambling disorder to determine treatment intensity and address multidimensional needs.

Objectives

1.            Participants will be able to identify gambling disorder specific symptoms and issues relevant to recommendations regarding treatment intensity

2.            Participants will be able to identify gambling disorder specific issues relevant to the ASAM dimensions of care.

3.            Participants will be able to utilize ASAM guidelines in making objective decisions, using case examples, regarding appropriate recommendations for level of care

4.            Participants will be able to define at least 3 strategies for enhancing existing systems of care to allow for integrating problem gambling capability into a broader range of care levels.

Class Dates:
07/01/2019

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Risking It All: Problem Gambling and Suicide (1 hours)

OUTLINE

Prevalence of suicidal thoughts and behavior among individuals with gambling disorder

Risk factors among problem gamblers for suicide

Assessment strategies

Treatment approaches to addressing suicidality among those with gambling disorder

 

GOALS

High rates of suicidality have been reported among individuals diagnosed with gambling disorder.  This workshop will describe ways in which problem gambling contributes to risk for suicide.  Effective strategies for addressing the impact of gambling in suicide prevention will be discussed.

 

OBJECTIVES

Participants will be able to describe the research evidence for prevalence and risk factors for suicide among individuals with gambling disorder.

Participants will be able to identify suicide assessment strategies when treatment those with gambling disorder

Participants will identify effective interventions for working with suicidal clients

Class Dates:
08/05/2019
Class Cost:
FREE REGISTRATION
Note: This class is ONLY available to NYS Residents

Addressing Financial Issues in Gambling Disorder Recovery 2019 (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:
09/09/2019
Class Cost:
FREE REGISTRATION

MINDFULNESS BASED STRATEGIES FOR TREATMENT OF DISORDERED GAMBLING 2019 (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:
10/07/2019
Class Cost:
FREE REGISTRATION

PROBLEM GAMBLING SCREENING: WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T 2019 (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