Expert on gambling disorders in the militiary to speak at conference

Clinton — An expert on gambling disorders among veterans and active military will be the keynote speaker at the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling's 14th annual conference next month.

The conference, "Empowering, Engaging, and Enriching in an Era of Expanded Gaming," is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Radisson Hotel Hartford.

Dr. Heather Chapman's address is titled "Rules of Engagement: Special Considerations in the Treatment of Gambling and other Addictive Disorders Among Veterans and Active Duty Military." She will share her perspective as a clinical psychologist, deputy director of the Veterans Addiction Recovery Center and director of the Gambling Treatment Program at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center in Ohio.

The nonprofit council's annual conference targets behavioral health and problem gambling counselors and professionals, educators and policymakers as well as professionals in the criminal justice and advocacy fields.

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