Ohio Casino/Racino Property Visits: Belterra Park Gaming & JACK Cincinnati
Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

Ohio Casino/Racino Property Visits: Belterra Park Gaming & JACK Cincinnati

PGNO is coordinating the second annual Casino/Racino property tours as part of Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). Problem Gambling Prevention and Treatment professionals, or those interested in working in the field, are invited to participate in one of the upcoming tours of Ohio's casinos and racinos.

Property visits will include a tour of the property, discussion regarding responsible gaming and compliance, overview of the Voluntary Exclusion Program (VEP), and an opportunity to connect with the professionals responsible for implementing responsible gaming on property as well as the regulators who oversee compliance.

There is no cost to participate, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited. You are welcome to visit multiple locations, as processes, practices, and regulations vary.

Please note: these tours are for educational purposes and will include various aspects of the gaming floor. For those who have experienced a problem related to gambling, please use discretion, as this could serve as a trigger.

3/21 at 10:00 a.m. Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center, 6301 Kellogg Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45230• 3/21 at 1:00 p.m. JACK Cincinnati Casino 1000 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

To register, visit the Event Registration Page.

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Ohio Gambling Supervision Monthly Conference Calls
Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

Ohio Gambling Supervision Monthly Conference Calls

The monthly supervision calls with Dr. Heather Chapman for the gambling credential will take place on the 4th Friday of the month from 12:00 PM -1:30 PM. These calls are open to licensed social workers, counselors, chemical dependency counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists in Ohio who have attended a minimum of 24 hours of gambling-specific education and are working with disordered gamblers. Registration is required.

To participate, REGISTER here.

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Ohio Casino/Racino Property Visits: JACK Cleveland Casino & JACK Thistledown Racino
Mar
26
10:00 AM10:00

Ohio Casino/Racino Property Visits: JACK Cleveland Casino & JACK Thistledown Racino

PGNO is coordinating the second annual Casino/Racino property tours as part of Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). Problem Gambling Prevention and Treatment professionals, or those interested in working in the field, are invited to participate in one of the upcoming tours of Ohio's casinos and racinos.

Property visits will include a tour of the property, discussion regarding responsible gaming and compliance, overview of the Voluntary Exclusion Program (VEP), and an opportunity to connect with the professionals responsible for implementing responsible gaming on property as well as the regulators who oversee compliance.

There is no cost to participate, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited. You are welcome to visit multiple locations, as processes, practices, and regulations vary.

Please note: these tours are for educational purposes and will include various aspects of the gaming floor. For those who have experienced a problem related to gambling, please use discretion, as this could serve as a trigger.

3/26 at 10:00 a.m. JACK Cleveland Casino 100 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113

3/26 at 1:00 p.m. JACK Thistledown Racino 21501 Emery Rd, Cleveland, OH 44128

To register, visit the Event Registration Page.

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Ohio Racino Property Visits: Miami Valley Gaming & Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway
Mar
27
10:00 AM10:00

Ohio Racino Property Visits: Miami Valley Gaming & Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway

PGNO is coordinating the second annual Casino/Racino property tours as part of Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). Problem Gambling Prevention and Treatment professionals, or those interested in working in the field, are invited to participate in one of the upcoming tours of Ohio's casinos and racinos.

Property visits will include a tour of the property, discussion regarding responsible gaming and compliance, overview of the Voluntary Exclusion Program (VEP), and an opportunity to connect with the professionals responsible for implementing responsible gaming on property as well as the regulators who oversee compliance.

There is no cost to participate, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited. You are welcome to visit multiple locations, as processes, practices, and regulations vary.

Please note: these tours are for educational purposes and will include various aspects of the gaming floor. For those who have experienced a problem related to gambling, please use discretion, as this could serve as a trigger.

3/27 at 10:00 a.m. Miami Valley Gaming, 6000 W State Route 63, Monroe, OH 45036

3/27 at 1:00 p.m. Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway 777 Hollywood Blvd, Dayton, OH 45414

To register, visit the Event Registration Page.


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Spring Problem Gambling Training Event
Mar
28
to Mar 29

Spring Problem Gambling Training Event

March 28th & 29th, Indianapolis, IN

The Indiana Council on Problem Gambling is offering a two-day training for those working in the field of addictions and mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery. 

Register at: www.ipgap.indiana.edu/training

Sign in or create user ID to get started

March 28th

8:30-10:00       Marc Potenza – Medicine & Addiction

10:00-10:15     Break

10:15-11:45     Marc Potenza - Medicine & Addiction

11:45-1:00       Lunch Provided

1:00-2:30         Marc Lefkowitz – Elements of Inpatient

2:30-2:45         Break

2:45-5:15         Marc Lefkowitz – Working GA 12 Steps

      Intensive Outpatient

March 29th

8:30-10:00       Tamika Zapolski - DBT

10:00-10:15     Break

10:30-11:45     Tamika Zapolski - DBT

11:45-1:00       Lunch Provided

1:00-3:30         Michael Burke – Never Enough

Location: 

Hilton Garden Inn

Indianapolis South / Greenwood

5255 Noggle Way, Indianapolis

www.hgi.com

Discount Code: INCPG

Training is FREE!

Breakfast & lunch are provided each day!

13+ CEU’s Available!

If you would like to exhibit at the training, please contact Chris Gray at: christinagray@indianaproblemgambling.org  

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Ohio Casino/Racino Property Visits: Hollywood Casino Columbus & Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs
Mar
29
10:00 AM10:00

Ohio Casino/Racino Property Visits: Hollywood Casino Columbus & Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs

PGNO is coordinating the second annual Casino/Racino property tours as part of Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). Problem Gambling Prevention and Treatment professionals, or those interested in working in the field, are invited to participate in one of the upcoming tours of Ohio's casinos and racinos.

Property visits will include a tour of the property, discussion regarding responsible gaming and compliance, overview of the Voluntary Exclusion Program (VEP), and an opportunity to connect with the professionals responsible for implementing responsible gaming on property as well as the regulators who oversee compliance.

There is no cost to participate, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited. You are welcome to visit multiple locations, as processes, practices, and regulations vary.

Please note: these tours are for educational purposes and will include various aspects of the gaming floor. For those who have experienced a problem related to gambling, please use discretion, as this could serve as a trigger.

3/29 at 10:00 a.m. Hollywood Casino Columbus, 200 Georgesville Rd, Columbus, OH 43228

3/29 at 1:00 p.m. Eldorado Gaming Scioto Downs

To register, visit the Event Registration Page.

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Advanced Disordered Gambling Training - Columbus
Apr
4
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Disordered Gambling Training - Columbus

  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Building E (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for and Advanced Disordered Gambling Training with Dan Trolaro, Assistant Executive Director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey: "Blurred Lines and the 'Dis'-Ease of Addiction: Identifying the Connection, Addressing the Issues, and Establishing Meaningful Recovery Principles."

Learning Objectives - AM

  • Participants will analyze the connection and risk of progression from social gaming to internet gambling with corresponding impact on the brain

  • Participants will be able to recognize and explain the similarities and differences between substance use disorder and disordered gambling or 'gaming' disorder

  • Participants will discuss issues surrounding the behavioral and psychological aspects of social gaming and disordered gambling including, "Gambling Fallacies", "Fear of Missing Out", and "Scarcity Principle."

 Learning Objectives - PM

  • Participants will explore the role that pain, fear, and vulnerability play within those who struggle with addiction

  • Participants will identify the impact that trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences has on the individual

  • Participants will be able to describe the importance of establishing principles for a  meaningful recovery

Trainer: Daniel J. Trolaro, MS

Prerequisite: Completion of Stage I and Stage II Disordered Gambling trainings or 24 hours of gambling-related education.

Credits: This training will provide 6 CEU's for social workers, counselors, and gambling counselors as well as 6 RCH's for chemical dependency and prevention professionals.

Continental breakfast and lunch provided

Note: You will need a valid driver's license to enter the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Doors will open at 8:30am for networking and continental breakfast, the training will begin promptly at 9:00am.

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Advanced Disordered Gambling Training - Cleveland
Apr
5
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Disordered Gambling Training - Cleveland

Join us for and Advanced Disordered Gambling Training with Dan Trolaro, Assistant Executive Director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey: "Blurred Lines and the 'Dis'-Ease of Addiction: Identifying the Connection, Addressing the Issues, and Establishing Meaningful Recovery Principles."

Learning Objectives - AM

  • Participants will analyze the connection and risk of progression from social gaming to internet gambling with corresponding impact on the brain

  • Participants will be able to recognize and explain the similarities and differences between substance use disorder and disordered gambling or 'gaming' disorder

  • Participants will discuss issues surrounding the behavioral and psychological aspects of social gaming and disordered gambling including, "Gambling Fallacies", "Fear of Missing Out", and "Scarcity Principle."

 Learning Objectives - PM

  • Participants will explore the role that pain, fear, and vulnerability play within those who struggle with addiction

  • Participants will identify the impact that trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences has on the individual

  • Participants will be able to describe the importance of establishing principles for a  meaningful recovery

Trainer: Daniel J. Trolaro, MS

Prerequisite: Completion of Stage I and Stage II Disordered Gambling trainings or 24 hours of gambling-related education.

Credits: This training will provide 6 CEU's for social workers, counselors, and gambling counselors as well as 6 RCH's for chemical dependency and prevention professionals.

Continental breakfast and lunch provided

Notes: You will park in the parking garage behind Recovery Resources off of Devonshire Rd. Take the elevator to level 3R for the bridge to Recovery Resources. Your parking ticket can be validated in the third floor lobby. Door will open at 8:30am for continental breakfast and networking. The training will begin promptly at 9:00am. 

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Problem Gambling Advocacy Day
Apr
10
8:00 AM08:00

Problem Gambling Advocacy Day

Join stakeholders from across the country on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 for Problem Gambling Advocacy Day

Our national event brings advocates and lawmakers together in a grassroots effort to highlight the importance of developing strong public policies relating to problem gambling. This includes using some of the $7 billion in federal tax revenue from gambling for much-needed federal funding for education, research, treatment and prevention. Registration is required but there is no fee.

Your day will include:

  1. Orientation for participants on Capitol Hill layout and protocols for in-person advocacy, including how to use provided talking points to get your message across quickly and effectively. 

  2. Open briefing on problem gambling for Congressional representatives and staff, highlighting the most pressing issues currently facing the field. 

  3. Visit your representatives in their House and Senate offices.  You'll sharpen your advocacy skills to use back in your home state too!

Come to DC and share your personal stories, concerns and priorities with your own elected officials on this day of action. You can play a critical role in shaping their decisions and actions on state and federal legislation. 

Make your voice heard!

For additional information and to register, visit NCPGambling.org.

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Ohio Gambling Supervision Monthly Conference Calls
Apr
26
12:00 PM12:00

Ohio Gambling Supervision Monthly Conference Calls

he monthly supervision calls with Dr. Heather Chapman for the gambling credential will take place on the 4th Friday of the month from 12:00 PM -1:30 PM. These calls are open to licensed social workers, counselors, chemical dependency counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists in Ohio who have attended a minimum of 24 hours of gambling-specific education and are working with disordered gamblers. Registration is required.

To participate, REGISTER here.

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Ohio Gambling Supervision Monthly Conference Calls
May
24
12:00 PM12:00

Ohio Gambling Supervision Monthly Conference Calls

The monthly supervision calls with Dr. Heather Chapman for the gambling credential will take place on the 4th Friday of the month from 12:00 PM -1:30 PM. These calls are open to licensed social workers, counselors, chemical dependency counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists in Ohio who have attended a minimum of 24 hours of gambling-specific education and are working with disordered gamblers. Registration is required.

To participate, REGISTER here.

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Ohio Gambling Supervision Monthly Conference Calls
Jun
28
12:00 PM12:00

Ohio Gambling Supervision Monthly Conference Calls

The monthly supervision calls with Dr. Heather Chapman for the gambling credential will take place on the 4th Friday of the month from 12:00 PM -1:30 PM. These calls are open to licensed social workers, counselors, chemical dependency counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists in Ohio who have attended a minimum of 24 hours of gambling-specific education and are working with disordered gamblers. Registration is required.

To participate, REGISTER here.

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Ohio Casino Property Visit: Hollywood Casino Toledo
Mar
12
11:00 AM11:00

Ohio Casino Property Visit: Hollywood Casino Toledo

PGNO is coordinating the second annual Casino/Racino property tours as part of Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). Problem Gambling Prevention and Treatment professionals, or those interested in working in the field, are invited to participate in one of the upcoming tours of Ohio's casinos and racinos.

Property visits will include a tour of the property, discussion regarding responsible gaming and compliance, overview of the Voluntary Exclusion Program (VEP), and an opportunity to connect with the professionals responsible for implementing responsible gaming on property as well as the regulators who oversee compliance.

There is no cost to participate, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited. You are welcome to visit multiple locations, as processes, practices, and regulations vary.

Please note: these tours are for educational purposes and will include various aspects of the gaming floor. For those who have experienced a problem related to gambling, please use discretion, as this could serve as a trigger.

3/12 at 11:00 a.m. Hollywood Casino Toledo 777 Hollywood Blvd, Toledo, OH 43605

To register, visit the Event Registration Page.

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Ohio Racino Property Visits: Mahoning Valley Raceway & Hard Rock Rocksino
Mar
8
10:00 AM10:00

Ohio Racino Property Visits: Mahoning Valley Raceway & Hard Rock Rocksino

PGNO is coordinating the second annual Casino/Racino property tours as part of Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). Problem Gambling Prevention and Treatment professionals, or those interested in working in the field, are invited to participate in one of the upcoming tours of Ohio's casinos and racinos.

Property visits will include a tour of the property, discussion regarding responsible gaming and compliance, overview of the Voluntary Exclusion Program (VEP), and an opportunity to connect with the professionals responsible for implementing responsible gaming on property as well as the regulators who oversee compliance.

There is no cost to participate, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited. You are welcome to visit multiple locations, as processes, practices, and regulations vary.

Please note: these tours are for educational purposes and will include various aspects of the gaming floor. For those who have experienced a problem related to gambling, please use discretion, as this could serve as a trigger.

3/8 at 10:00 a.m. Mahoning Valley Raceway 655 N Canfield Niles Rd, Youngstown, OH 44515

3/8 at 1:00 p.m. Hard Rock Rocksino 10777 Northfield Rd, Northfield, OH 44067

To register, visit the Event Registration Page.

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Mar
7
8:30 AM08:30

CCGP 2019 ANNUAL STATEWIDE CONFERENCES - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc.'s  2019 ANNUAL STATEWIDE CONFERENCES - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

**Scholarships are available for both conferences via the Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs.  Please contact Josh Ercole at josh@pacouncil.com.**

STATEWIDE CONFERENCE EAST
Philadelphia Area - Thursday, March 7th


Presenters:
Victor Ortiz, MSW, LADC-I, CADC-II
National Presenter – Boston, MA 

Stephen Block, CPGC, ICGC-II
New York Council on Problem Gambling

Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC, PC
CEO and Co-Founder, The Better Institute

Click HERE for more info, or to register for the March 7th Statewide Conference in Trevose, PA.

STATEWIDE CONFERENCE WEST
Pittsburgh - Thursday, March 14th


Presenters:
Dr. Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH
Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience – The University of Chicago – Chicago, IL

Nancy Milliron, MS, CADC, LPC (ret), CCMS, CCPG
Consultant Trainer

Deborah Haskins, Ph.D., LCPC, ACS, MAC, ICGC-II
President, Maryland Council on Problem Gambling

Click HERE for more info, or to register for the March 14th Statewide Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

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FREE Problem Gambling Training (including Ethics)
Bethlehem - Friday, February 8th

Presenters:
Josh Ercole
Executive Director - CCGP

Gregory Krausz, MA, CAADC, LPC
Consultant Trainer - CCGP

Click HERE for more info, or to register 

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16th Annual Ohio Problem Gambling Conference 2019
Feb
28
to Mar 1

16th Annual Ohio Problem Gambling Conference 2019

  • Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The “16th Annual Ohio Problem Gambling Conference 2019: Mitigating Harm, Maximizing Effectiveness” is sponsored by Ohio for Responsible Gambling and is being coordinated by the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio. The Ohio Problem Gambling Conference will bring together national and local experts in problem gambling prevention, intervention, treatment, recovery, research, administration and responsible gambling.

NCPG hours, RCH's, and CE's for Counselors and Social Workers are being sought via OhioMHAS.

Conference Objectives:

  • Participants will learn best practices to help integrate problem gambling services into behavioral health.

  • Participants will learn strategies to help enhance community readiness around problem gambling in Ohio.

  • To promote best practices in problem gambling treatment, prevention and intervention.

  • To strengthen the relationship between problem gambling service providers and responsible gambling efforts in the gaming industry.

Conference Agenda

Thurssday, February 28, 2019

  • 7:30 a.m. - OPEN G.A. Meeting

  • 8:00 a.m. - Registration Opens

  • 8:30 a.m. - Opening Remarks

  • 9:30 a.m. - Presentation: The Importance of Friends and Family to the Continuum of Gambling Behaviors

  • 10:30 a.m. - Break

  • 10:45 a.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • 12:15 p.m. - Lunch

  • 12:45 p.m. - Presentation: Integrating Gambling Disorder into Physical Healthcare

  • 1:00 p.m. - Panel Presentation: The Path to Becoming Gambling Disorder Prevention and Treatment Qualified

  • 1:45 p.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • 3:15 p.m. - Break

  • 3:30 p.m. - Introduction to the New Ohio Voluntary Exclusion Program

  • 4:00 p.m. - Consumer Protections from an industry and Regulatory Perspective

  • 4:45 p.m. - Closing Remarks

  • 5:00 p.m. - PGNO Annual Meeting

Friday, March 1, 2019

  • 7:30 a.m. - OPEN G.A. Meeting

  • 8:00 a.m. - Registration Opens

  • 8:45 a.m. - Opening Remarks

  • 9:15 a.m. - Presentation: Head Games: A graphic look at the ultimate gamble

  • 10:15 a.m. - Break

  • 10:30 a.m. - Breakout Sessions

  • 12:00 p.m. - Closing Remarks

Post Conference Sessions March 1, 2019 (separate registration required)

  • 12:45 p.m. Ethics for Prevention, Treatment Ethics, Question Persuade Refer (QPR)


For further information on the conference visit PGNOhio.org. To view the Breakout Sessions being offered click here.

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Visit With Ohio’s Responsible Gaming Experts
Feb
20
2:30 PM14:30

Visit With Ohio’s Responsible Gaming Experts

PGAM is designed to raise awareness of the prevention, treatment and recovery services available for those impacted by gambling. As part of raising awareness, PGNO invites you and your colleagues to visit and tour the casinos and racinos across the state. Industry representatives, as well as state regulators will meet with attendees to share information about procedures, responsible gaming efforts, and the statewide Voluntary Exclusion Program (VEP). Additionally, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and further learn from Ohio’s responsible gaming experts.

There is no cost to participate, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited. Feel free to register for multiple locations, as the processes, practices, and regulations vary. Tours are open to anyone working, or interested in working, in the field of problem gambling prevention, intervention, and treatment.

Please note: these tours are for educational purposes and will include various aspects of the gaming floor. For those who have experienced a problem related to gambling, please use discretion, as this could serve as a trigger.

Should you have any questions, please contact Derek Longmeier via email or by calling 614.750.9899.

Dates and Locations

  • 3/8 at 10:00 a.m. Mahoning Valley Raceway 655 N Canfield Niles Rd, Youngstown, OH 44515

  • 3/8 at 1:00 p.m. Hard Rock Rocksino 10777 Northfield Rd, Northfield, OH  44067

  • 3/12 at 11:00 a.m. Hollywood Casino Toledo 777 Hollywood Blvd, Toledo, OH  43605

  • 3/21 at 10:00 a.m. Belterra Park Gaming & Entertainment Center, 6301 Kellogg Rd, Cincinnati, OH  45230

  • 3/21 at 1:00 p.m. JACK Cincinnati Casino 1000 Broadway St, Cincinnati, OH  45202

  • 3/26 at 10:00 a.m. JACK Cleveland Casino 100 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113

  • 3/26 at 1:00 p.m. JACK Thistledown Racino 21501 Emery Rd, Cleveland, OH  44128

  • 3/27 at 10:00 a.m. Miami Valley Gaming, 6000 W State Route 63, Monroe, OH  45036

  • 3/27 at 1:00 p.m. Hollywood Gaming at Dayton Raceway 777 Hollywood Blvd, Dayton, OH 45414

  • 3/29 at 10:00 a.m. Hollywood Casino Columbus, 200 Georgesville Rd, Columbus, OH  43228 f

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Stage II: Treating the Disordered Gambler
Feb
14
to Feb 15

Stage II: Treating the Disordered Gambler

When

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM EST -to- Friday, February 15, 2019 at 4:30 PM EST

Where

Delco Park Meeting Place
1707 Delco Park Dr.
Dayton, OH 45420

Trainer: Dr. Heather Chapman, Ph. D., NCGC-II-BACC

Treating the Disordered Gambler is a two-day training that will provide clinicians with 12 hours of gambling-specific education. This phase of training is designed for the clinician preparing to treat disordered gamblers. During this training, clinicians will gain a better understanding of treating gambling addiction through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques. Participants will discuss case reviews, participate in role plays, and write treatment plans. Participants will also discuss disordered gambling as a co-occurring disorder. 

Training will include continental breakfast and lunch both days. 

Prerequisite: Stage I: Foundations in Disordered Gambling or 12 hours of previous gambling counseling training required.

Cost: $50.00

Day-of: Doors will open at 8:30am for continental breakfast and networking. The training will begin promptly at 9:00am both days. 

This training will provide 12 CEU's for social workers, counselors, and gambling counselors as well as12 RCH's for chemical dependency and prevention professionals.

For more information and to register, click here.

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Attend Stage II: Treating the Disordered Gambler
Feb
14
to Feb 15

Attend Stage II: Treating the Disordered Gambler

  • Delco Park Meeting Place 1707 Delco Park Dr. Dayton, OH 45420 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Recovery Resources for Stage II: Treating the Disordered Gambler training on Thursday and Friday, February 14-15, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio. This is a two-day training that will provide clinicians with 12 hours of gambling-specific education. This phase of training is designed for the clinician preparing to treat disordered gamblers. During this training, clinicians will gain a better understanding of treating gambling addiction through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques. Participants will discuss case reviews, participate in role plays, and write treatment plans. Participants will also discuss disordered gambling as a co-occurring disorder. 

This training includes continental breakfast and lunch both days! 

Trainer: Dr. Heather Chapman, Ph.D., NCGC-II-BACC

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 9:00 AM EST -to- Friday, February 15, 2019 at 4:30 PM EST

Delco Park Meeting Place
1707 Delco Park Dr.
Dayton, OH 45420

Prerequisite: Stage I:Foundations in Disordered Gambling or 12 hours of previous gambling counseling training required.

Cost: $50 

This training will provide 12 CEU's for social workers, counselors, and gambling counselors as well as12 RCH's for chemical dependency and prevention professionals.

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PGNO Webinar - Get Set for Problem Gambling Awareness Month
Feb
12
2:00 PM14:00

PGNO Webinar - Get Set for Problem Gambling Awareness Month

Description: March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). With the NCAA tournament, it is an important time of year to promote low-risk gambling, as well as resources available to individuals negatively impacted by gambling. This session will provide attendees with national and state resources to enhance local implementation of PGAM.

Objectives:

  • Know the history of PGAM

  • Understand the importance of local-level implementation of PGAM

  • Learn about the resources available to successfully implement PGAM

Cost:

  • PGNO Members: Free

  • Non-PGNO Members: $49

To Register: https://events.eventzilla.net/e/get-set-for-problem-gambling-awareness-month-2138703992

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Jan
31
to Feb 1

22nd Annual Educational and Awareness Conference Presented by the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling (KYCPG)

22nd Annual Educational and Awareness Conference Presented by the Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling (KYCPG)

with Sponsorship Support from the Kentucky Department of Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

Clarion Hotel, Lexington, Kentucky January 31-February 1, 2019

KYCPG’s 22nd Annual Educational and Awareness Conference is an appropriate learning opportunity to gain critical knowledge of problem and addicted gambling prevention and treatment practices to educate alcohol/substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, marriage and family therapists, clergy, prevention specialists, human resource or employee assistance professionals, school counselors, gambling industry personnel, and anyone interested in learning more about problem and addicted gambling and its impact on individuals, families, and society.

Up to 12.25 hours of CEUs available. Applications filed for International Gambler Counselor Certifica- tion Board, alcohol and drug counselors, pastoral counselors, long-term care administrators, nursing, professional art therapists, licensed professional counselors, psychologists, and social workers.

Registration scholarships will be awarded to prevention specialists and counselors with Kentucky Regional Prevention Centers (RPCs) and Comprehensive Mental Health Centers (CMHCs). All attendees may apply for registration-only scholarships. Details in conference registration form below. All attendees must register.

For additional information, visit http://www.kycpg.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/22d-ann.-conf.-regis.-12-17-18.pdf

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Attend Stage II: Treating the Disordered Gambler
Jan
17
to Jan 18

Attend Stage II: Treating the Disordered Gambler

Join Recovery Resources for Stage II: Treating the Disordered Gambler training on Thursday and Friday, January 17-18, 2019 in Nelsonville, Ohio. This is a two-day training that will provide clinicians with 12 hours of gambling-specific education. This phase of training is designed for the clinician preparing to treat disordered gamblers. During this training, clinicians will gain a better understanding of treating gambling addiction through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques. Participants will discuss case reviews, participate in role plays, and write treatment plans. Participants will also discuss disordered gambling as a co-occurring disorder. 

This training includes continental breakfast and lunch both days! 

Trainer: Dr. Heather Chapman, Ph.D., NCGC-II-BACC

When: Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 9:00 AM EST -to- Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:30 PM EST

Where: Lodge at Hocking College
15770 OH-691
Nelsonville, OH 45764

Prerequisite: Stage I:Foundations in Disordered Gambling or 12 hours of previous gambling counseling training required.

Cost: $50 

This training will provide 12 CEU's for social workers, counselors, and gambling counselors as well as12 RCH's for chemical dependency and prevention professionals.

Get more information

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PGNO Webinar - Sports Betting: National Trends and Ohio Implications
Jan
8
2:00 PM14:00

PGNO Webinar - Sports Betting: National Trends and Ohio Implications

Description: 'Placeholder' bills have been introduced in both the Ohio House and Senate, which commits to further exploring the possibility of legalizing sports betting in Ohio. This session will provide trends in sports betting from other states, explore the implications for Ohio, and identify minimum consumer protections, should our elected officials choose to regulate sports betting in Ohio.

Objectives

  • Identify trends from other states who have legalized sports betting

  • Understand the implications of further expansion of gambling in Ohio

  • Be equipped with tools to advocate for appropriate consumer protections

Cost:

  • Free for PGNO Members

  • Non-Members, $49

To Register: Vsit https://events.eventzilla.net/e/sports-betting-national-trends-and-ohio-implications-2138711100.

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Stage I: Foundations in Disordered Gambling - Dayton
Dec
6
to Dec 7

Stage I: Foundations in Disordered Gambling - Dayton

Join us for Stage I: Foundations in Disordered Gambling. This two-day training will provide 12 hours of gambling-specific education and increase the participants' knowledge and understanding of the disease of gambling disorder and prepare the practicing clinician to work with problem and disordered gamblers and their families. Other information discussed includes warning signs, at-risk populations, screening/assessment tools, prevention/outreach strategies, resources available, gambling expansion and how to partner with the gaming industry, Gambler's Anonymous and other organizations. Small group scenarios and videos will accompany the training. Participation is highly encouraged. 

LUNCH INCLUDED!

This training will provide 12 CEU's for social workers, counselors, and gambling counselors as well as 12 RCH's for chemical dependency and prevention professionals.

Trainers: 

Maggie Hyland, LPCC, LSW, NCGCI

Scott Anderson, AS, LCDC II,

Mike Buzzelli, MA, MPH, OCPS

When

Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 9:30 AM EST
-to-
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 4:30 PM EST

Cost: $50 (must be paid in advance, payments WILL NOT be accepted at the door)

Day-of: Doors will open at 9:00am for sign-in and small continental beakfast. Training will begin promptly at 9:30am both days

To register, click here.

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Clergy/Lay Ministers Certification Training
Nov
30
to Dec 8

Clergy/Lay Ministers Certification Training

The Problem Gambling Network (PGNO), with support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is offering four days of training to meet the requirements for the IGCCB Clery/Lay Minister Certification: Gambling Addiction Prevention, Education, Awareness and Spiritual Outreach Care.

Presented by the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB), this certification provices a process for recognizing and certifying clergy and other faith-based workers who are proficient in gambling addiction prevention education, awareness, supportive outreach, and non-clinical care.

With specialized training, knowledgeable clergy/lay ministers can offer guidance, educational materials, support, hope, spiritual care, and help lead people to certified gambling counselors and recovery support groups. The training consists of four modules, which will be held on the following dates:

Module 1: November 30, 2018

Module 2: December 1, 2018

Module 3: December 7, 2018

Module 4: December 8, 2018

Attendees must complete all four modules of the training in order to be eligible for certification.

Cost: The training is free.  Following the trainings, there is an administration fee of $50 payable to IGCCB for continued work toward certification.  Please note: IGCCB has waived the initial certification fee until further notice.

 To register click here.

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PGNO Webinar: Intro to Gambling / Problem Gambling
Nov
14
2:00 PM14:00

PGNO Webinar: Intro to Gambling / Problem Gambling

The session will cover many areas of gambling/problem gambling, including; an overview of gambling, the connection between gambling and substance use.   

Objectives

As a result of the presentation, participants will:

  1. Have a better understanding of the difference between gambling and problem gambling

  2. Understand the connection between gambling disorder and substance use disorder

  3. Know who to contact for support, should they come in contact with someone who has indicated a gambling problem.

November 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Cost is free to PGNO Members, $49 Non-Members

To register, click here.

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Webinar: 9 Paths to Recovery
Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: 9 Paths to Recovery

Using the Enneagram in the Treatment of Gambling Disorders and other Addictions

The enneagram is a map used to diagram 9 distinct ways life force energy illustrates patterns of thinking, feeling and reacting. The presenter has used this map while treating many persons impacted by gambling disorders and substance use addictions and has found its use very effective in assisting clients in recovery.

In this 2 hour workshop the presenter will provide a brief description of why the enneagram is a unique tool used in addictions and behavioral health treatment. The presenter will describe what the enneagram is, various ways to use the enneagram, provide a tour of the 9 character structures of the enneagram, describe why core motivation is an important factor in treatment and discuss the DSM correlates for each of the 9 types.

Date: November 7, 2018
Time: 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT

Online - Live Webinar

CEU - 2 (ILPA/MCPG/NAADAC)

Register at https://ipgap.indiana.edu/training

Learning objectives:

1. Each participant will be able to describe what the enneagram is.

2. Each participant will be able to discuss why core motivation is important when addressing a personality assessment.

3. Each participant will be able to describe various ways the enneagram can be used in gambling  and substance use addiction and behavioral health treatment.

4. Each participant will be able to discuss how certain underdeveloped types match various DSM correlates.

Renee Siegel has been counseling and coaching individuals and groups for over 35 years. She holds various licenses and certifications in behavioral and physical health modalities. She is passionate about educating individuals and groups on the use of the enneagram. “It’s been a game changer. The enneagram helps us to identify our patterns of thought, emotion and behavior so that we can make changes to improve our lives. It helps us get out of the box we have put ourselves in.”

Renee teaches and trains around the globe and practices in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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CCGP October 2018 Upcoming Events
Oct
29
to Oct 30

CCGP October 2018 Upcoming Events

Sands Bethlehem Sponsors a workshop presented by The Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc.

October 29, 2018
Bethlehem, PA

"Using Functional Behavior Assessments and Case Conceptualization Strategies to Enhance Clinical Practice"

Gambling disorder is a pervasive problem affecting individuals across the lifespan and is highly correlated with a range of other mental health disorders, including depression, substance use, mood and personality disorders. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) has been considered a promising treatment option for gambling disorders and is often cited as the most used form of treatment for gambling. A key component within CBT is the identification of functional or controlling variables of the person’s gambling behavior (i.e., functional behavior assessment). However, minimal attention has been provided on how to best identify functional relations for individuals with gambling disorders. Further, identification of functional relationships is needed to maximize the clinical utility of treatment.

Therefore, the current presentation will focus on a) evidenced-based approaches to identifying functional relationships, b) how to infuse functional behavior assessments into clinical practice, and c) clinical case conceptualization using functional behavior assessment across a range of treatment modalities. Empirical evidence collected to date from the Saint Louis University Gambling Addictions research laboratory will be presented to highlight how functional behavior assessments can impact clinical practice.

For more information, or to register, click HERE.

 

October 30, 2018
Bethlehem, PA

"The 'Dis-Ease' of Addiction and Principles of Recovery"

People often indicate that a person who struggles with addiction has a “problem’ with the drug of choice; that said, we need to expand the thinking of the addiction workforce to consider addiction as a SOLUTION to a DEEPER problem.  Problems that stem from trauma, abuse, ACE, and neglect left unresolved will continue to manifest itself in the solution of addiction.  A comprehensive, holistic, approach treating the whole person from deep within can lead to a sustained and meaningful long-term recovery. This workshop will examine the DIS-EASE within not only the person who struggles but within all of us as well as the importance of community and connection in the recovery process.

For more information, or to register, click HERE.

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Indiana Fall Disordered Gambling Symposium
Oct
24
to Oct 25

Indiana Fall Disordered Gambling Symposium

The Indiana Council on Problem Gambling presents

Indiana Fall Disordered Gambling Symposium
Focusing on the Family

 

October 24-25

 

This training event is designed for those involved in disordered gambling treatment, prevention, or advocacy.

Training topics include:

 ·        Tribal Gaming and Helping Problem Gamblers (Raquel Burton)

·         Gambling Recovery Family Perspective (Bob & Sherrie Haar)

·         Hope and Healing (Bea Aikens)

·         There is No Wrong Door (Bea Aikens)

·         College Athletes and Gambling Addiction (Lesa Densmore)

·         Disordered Gambling Treatment (Bruce Jones & Maria Garner)

Cost: This training is absolutely free! A light breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. Please contact us regarding any food allergies. Coffee, tea, and water will be served throughout the training.

To learn more and register, click here.

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Register Now! STAGE 1: FOUNDATIONS in DISORDERED GAMBLING in SE OHIO
Oct
18
to Oct 19

Register Now! STAGE 1: FOUNDATIONS in DISORDERED GAMBLING in SE OHIO

Registration is now open for Foundations in Disordered Gambling, which will increase participants' knowledge and understanding of the disease of gambling addiction and prepare the practicing clinician to work with problem and disordered gamblers and their families.

The training is scheduled for Thursday-Friday, October 18-19, 2018 in Nelsonville, Ohio, and the instructor is Mike Rosen, LPCC-S, Vice President of Clinical Services at Center for Addiction Treatment in Cincinnati. This OhioMHAS-sponsored training will provide 12 CEU's for social workers, counselors, and gambling counselors, and 12 RCH's for chemical dependency and prevention professionals.

The cost is $50, which includes continental breakfast and lunch. For questions, contact Mike Buzzelli, Recovery Resources, at mbuzzelli@recres.org or call (216) 431-4131 x2612.

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Oct
16
to Oct 19

Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) - Columbus, OH

Tue, October 16 2018, 8:30 AM - Fri, October 19 2018, 4:30 PM [EST]

The Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) training is designed to provide an understanding of the discipline of the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse as it relates to communities, providers and volunteers, in a fun, creative unique training that begins where people are at, and which includes application.  Five hours of on-line pre-work is required to complete the training.

Class size is limited:  25 individuals.

Prevention CEUs will be applied for to the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.

NOTE:  Walk-in registrations the day of the workshop cannot be accommodated, since materials will not have been prepared nor catering ordered.  

For more information and to register click here.

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Webinar: Working with AOD clients on Gambling Prevention
Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Working with AOD clients on Gambling Prevention

Friday, October 12th

12:00-1:00 EST

 The Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS) is a useful tool to help us determine if someone is at risk for problem gambling. What happens when the client is high-risk but doesn’t meet enough criteria for a diagnosis? How do we address their gambling behaviors? This webinar will discuss Recovery Resource’s screening process and how you can implement one, and a new, one-on-one gambling education program designed for high-risk clients.

 Objectives:

○ Participants will learn about the Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen

○ Discuss how to screen and implement a screening process

○ Learn how to create and implement a one-on-one education program

We also offer home study recorded webinars on our website. Our library of webinars is located on our website.

Register here.

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Oct
9
8:00 AM08:00

2018 PreventionFIRST! Coalition Academy

Tuesday, October 09 2018, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM [EST]

PreventionFIRST! will host its one day behavioral health prevention regional conference on Tuesday, October 9th at Great Wolf Lodge.  

Conference Theme:  "Celebrating Member Coalitions-Tackling New Trends With Primary Prevention"

Description:  This conference is designed to bring community members and prevention professionals together from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana to strengthen coalitions and improve the impact of prevention in all local communities. 

Keynote:  Dr. Brian A. King who serves as the Deputy Director for Research Translation, Office on Smoking and Health for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. Dr. King will also be providing a workshop in addition to his keynote on the topic of vaping/Juuling and its impact on youth, policy and programs and how universal prevention strategies can be implemented to curtail this drug trend. 

Keynote Topic: "Emerging Issues in Tobacco Control: The Rise of Electronic Products and Implications for Policy, Planning and Practice"

Breakout Presentation: "Hot Topics in Tobacco Prevention and Control: A Deeper Dive Into Electronic Tobacco Products"

PreventionFIRST! has applied for prevention CEUs and CHES continuing education hours for the event.

Confirmed workshop topics include: T21 Campaign- raising the legal age for using tobacco; Ohio's latest gambling laws and prevention measures; Ohio's medical marijuana impact on youth and communities; Ways to carry out prevention to the Hispanic community; Using person-first language in the field of addiction; Ways to develop youth prevention in your coalition, plus many more. 

NEW:  Vendor Booths.  Click here for more details:  http://events.eventzilla.net/e/vendor-2018-pf-coalition-academy-2138951527

Schedule:

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.       Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.       Welcome

8:45 -10:00 a.m.      Keynote- Dr. Brian King

10:00 -10:15 a.m.    Transition/Visit Vendor Booths

10:15 -11:30 a.m.    Workshops

11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 -12:45 p.m.     Transition/Visit Vendor Booths

12:45 - 2:00 p.m.     Workshops

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.       Transition/Visit Vendor Booths

2:15 - 3:30 p.m.       Workshops

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.       Networking Event

Cost for the general public is $60; for members of a PF! coalition $40.   REGISTER HERE.

Eventzilla charges a handling fee ($.75) for each registration transaction.  Lunch will be provided.

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Oct
7
to Oct 8

Register Online for NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction!

The 19th annual NCRG Conference in Las Vegas, October 7-8, 2018, will feature the leading innovators in the fields of gambling disorder, addiction and responsible gaming. Attendees will earn up to 14 CE hours approved by the leading healthcare credentialing agencies. Visit www.ncrg.org/conference for details.

IMPORTANT DEADLINE: August 1, 2018 Poster Abstracts Due

The NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction is sponsored by the National Center for Responsible Gaming.

 

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Sep
27
to Sep 28

GRANT WRITING TRAINING -SEPTEMBER 2018

 Thu, September 27 2018, 9:00 AM - Fri, September 28 2018, 4:00 PM [EST]

The Grant Writing for the Grantaphobic training is designed to provide an understanding of the various avenues and lessons learned for writing grants.  Attendees will understand what to know before looking for a grant, where to look, how to build relationships with funders, key elements of most grants, and much more.

Class size is limited:  30 individuals.

Prevention CEUs will be applied for to the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.

NOTE:  Walk-in registrations the day of the workshop cannot be accomodated, since materials will not have been prepared nor catering ordered.  

Hotel Accomodations:  Suggested area - Polaris Shopping Center, Columbus, OH

Register here.

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CCGP September 2018 Upcoming Events
Sep
24
to Sep 25

CCGP September 2018 Upcoming Events

Sands Bethlehem Sponsors a workshop presented by The Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc.

September 24, 2018
Bethlehem, PA

“WHAT’S NEW IN GAMBLING, EVEN FOR
EXPERIENCED CLINICIANS”

This advanced course is designed to provide updates from the gambling industry and discuss how they impact delivery of care and intervention approaches for clinicians. With the expansion of online gambling and gaming, this course will review terminology, provide demos and generate discussions about the latest technology advances.

We will review technology interventions and solutions and determine the clinical and ethical challenges on the horizon in the counseling profession. And lastly, this course will review evidence-based interventions and how to apply them through the use of technology, effectively.

To read more about the class and to register, click here.

September 25, 2018
Bethlehem, PA

"Mindfulness and the Helping Relationship: Sustaining Gambling and Addiction Recovery"

Two issues of vital importance to gambling and addiction counselors are the quality of the therapeutic alliance and problems associated with sustaining relapse prevention in addictive disorders, including gambling addiction. Outcome studies consistently indicate that therapeutic alliance, defined by clients/patients as a warm, empathic, and non-judgmental relationship, predicts a substantial portion of the variance in good outcomes. Mindfulness training has been shown to be especially effective in helping therapists to be more fully present during the therapy hour, as reported by clients describing the experience of therapy. In addition, mindfulness training for clients has been shown to be a powerful tool to help them to become much more aware of the arousal of craving, and much more skilled at responding to craving effectively to prevent relapse into addiction.

The purpose of this workshop is to introduce the helping professional to mindfulness meditation in order to facilitate establishment of a personal meditation practice. Participants will experience mindfulness practices focused on developing greater capacity to stay fully present during therapeutic encounters. Participants will have recordings of guided meditations available that they can use to further deepen their mindfulness practices. In addition, methods for teaching mindfulness skills relevant to relapse prevention will be demonstrated, with guidance as to their proper use in therapy.

For more information, or to register, click HERE.

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Sep
6
3:00 PM15:00

Upcoming CAPT event: Double Duty: Addressing Other Priority Substances in the Midst Of The Opioid Crisis

Register for this Upcoming CAPT Event

Double Duty: Addressing Other Priority Substances in the Midst Of The Opioid Crisis

When

  • Meeting type: Virtual
  • Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018
  • Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm AST
    3:00pm to 4:30pm EDT
    2:00pm to 3:30pm CDT
    1:00pm to 2:30pm MDT
    12:00pm to 1:30pm PDT
  • Duration: 1 hours, 30 minutes

Audience

SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) substance misuse prevention grantees, including National Prevention Network representatives, Single State Agency representatives, grant project directors, and other state-, tribe- and jurisdiction-level staff across grant cohorts

Description

Prevention practitioners across the country acknowledge the need to understand emerging substance problems, especially when the nation’s prevention workforce is focused so intently on addressing the opioid crisis. The multi-pronged approaches to addressing opioid misuse and overdose in our states, tribes, jurisdictions and communities have left fewer resources to survey and intervene in the possible next drug crises. Support is needed to better understand what these new drug trends are, and how to simultaneously monitor and address these problems while continuing to focus on opioid misuse prevention efforts.

This webinar will present emerging drug trends coinciding with the rise in opioid misuse at the national and regional levels and explore the role of prevention in addressing these substance misuses. We will also highlight best practices for monitoring and addressing new priority substance problems in various regions throughout the U.S.

How to Register?

Visit the event's page at CAPT Connect and click the "Register" button next to a date and time. If you already have an account you will be asked to log in, otherwise you will need to complete a user profile in order to confirm your event registration.

Questions?

For questions about event content, please contact Rachel Pascale, Training and Technical Assistance Specialist at rpascale@edc.org. If you have technical difficulties, questions, or comments prior to or during the event, please contact our tech team atcaptconnect@edc.org. Please put the event date in the subject of your email so that we can better respond to your inquiry.

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Webinar: Brief Introduction to Disordered Gambling
Aug
7
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Brief Introduction to Disordered Gambling

Webinar: Brief Introduction to Disordered Gambling

Tuesday, August 7th
12:00-1:00 EST

There are an estimated 170,000 disordered gamblers in Ohio and their average debt is $13,000 totaling $2.2 billion in Ohio alone. 

This training will provide an overview of gambling definitions, current statistics and trends in gambling behavior and co-morbidities of gambling disorder with substance use and mental illness. This is an ideal training for anyone wanting to learn more about this illness, and how to help. 

1 credit of continuing education through the Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage Family Therapist Board, the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board and the National Council on Problem Gambling. 

We also offer home study recorded webinars on our website. Our library of webinars is located on our website. 

Register here.

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Save the Date: 2018 Ohio Promoting Wellness & Recovery Conference – June 25-27
Jun
25
to Jun 27

Save the Date: 2018 Ohio Promoting Wellness & Recovery Conference – June 25-27

The OhioMHAS Bureau of Prevention and Wellness is pleased to announce that the 2018 Ohio Promoting Wellness and Recovery Conference (OPEC) will take place June 25-27 at Miami University in Oxford. This annual conference focuses on creating access, improving quality and making connections with Ohio’s prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support workforce for children, families and communities. Cost is $120. More details will be provided in early 2018. Follow conference related news at www.OPECconference.com or on Twitter @OPECconference.

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Ohio Campus Learning Community
Jun
22
11:00 AM11:00

Ohio Campus Learning Community

While some professionals in the field have had success bringing problem gambling awareness to campuses through educating first-year students, Greek Life, athletes and other student leaders such as Resident Advisors, many professionals have encountered challenges in creating these partnerships. Our goal for this forum is to have open discussions and small group activities to explore what have those challenges been? What are common barriers and how can we navigate them? If you have been successful, how did you get your “foot in the door?” What successful strategies did you implement to create buy-in? Through nation-wide research the National Council on Problem Gambling's Prevention Committee has identified four key variables for creating successful partnerships with local campuses, those variable are:

  • The use of pre-existing partnerships
  • Combining problem gambling awareness with other perceived campus issues (alcohol, drugs, mental health, sexual violence, etc…)
  • Use of peer-education programming and peer leadership
  • Using a different moniker than “Problem Gambling”  such as  “Positive Decision Making” “Financial Wellness” or “Bystander Intervention” etc…

These variables along with the percieved goals of the campuses and students involved will be brainstormed in small group activites and whole group discussions. 

Date: Friday, June 22nd 2018

Where: Cleveland State University: Mather Mansion, 1802 East 25th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

When: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Cost: FREE and LUNCH will be provided

*Please feel free to pass this invitation along to interested colleagues.

Register here!

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Free Webinar: “I think, therefore I am… a cognitive-behavioral therapist.”
Jun
20
2:00 PM14:00

Free Webinar: “I think, therefore I am… a cognitive-behavioral therapist.”

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), a treatment strategy used frequently for gambling disorder, is best known for its structured techniques (e.g., self-monitoring, daily thought records, advantages-disadvantages analyses, scaling, decisional balance, chain analysis, etc.). Unfortunately, even the best CBT techniques fail to help many people struggling with addictions. The purpose of this brief webinar is to focus on the most important skill associated with CBT: thinking like a cognitive-behavioral therapist. During this 90-minute webinar Dr. Liese will focus on thinking (i.e., cognitive) processes that may sharpen clinicians’ skills, including those who do not identify as cognitive-behavioral therapists.

2-3:30 p.m. EDT, June 20, 2018
1.5 CEUs

The NCRG is approved by NAADAC, NBCC and the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. The NCRG is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The NCRG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this webinar, participants will be able to: 1. Describe the potential value of thinking like a cognitive-behavioral therapist 2. Identify at least one new thought that will enhance their ability to provide therapy to people with addictions  

Instructor: Bruce S. Liese, Ph.D., A.B.P.P., is one of the nation’s leading CBT trainers. He is professor of family medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he has taught and practiced psychology for almost three decades. He is a recipient of the Presidential Citation for Distinguished Service to the APA Society of Addiction Psychology and has co-authored CBT treatment manuals with Dr. Aaron T. Beck and others, used in randomized clinical trials. Dr. Liese is the current president of Division 50 at the APA. He has expanded his research agenda to include non-substance based addictions such as gambling disorder.

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