Stage I: Foundations in Disordered Gambling
Oct
3
to Oct 4

Stage I: Foundations in Disordered Gambling

  • North Central Ohio Educational Service Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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, 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 CEU's for chemical dependency and prevention professionals.

Trainers: Mike Rosen, LPCC-S

Steven H Kapela, MSW, LISW, LICDC-GAMB, ICGC II

Scott Anderson, AS, LCDC II

Mike Buzzelli, MA, MPH, OCPS

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

Day-of: Doors will open at 8:30am for sign-in and small continental breakfast. Training will begin promptly at 9:00am both days.

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International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB) - Clergy/Lay Ministers Certification Training
Oct
29
to Nov 1

International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB) - Clergy/Lay Ministers Certification Training

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

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 Clergy/Lay Minister Certification: Gambling Addiction, Prevention, Education, Awareness and Spiritual Outreach Care.

Presented by the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB), this certification provides 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: Tuesday, October 29, 2019

  • Module 2: Wednesday, October 30, 2019

  • Module 3: Thursday, October 31, 2019

  • Module 4: Friday, November 1, 2019

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

Please note: IGCCB has waived the initial certification fee until further notice, however, there is an administration fee of $50. Upon successful completion of coursework and all certification requirements are met, PGNO will pay the IGCCB administrative fee. 

Be advised that all visitors must check in with security at the gate house located at the front of the complex and obtain a valid visitor badge.  To facilitate entry, have a driver’s license or photo ID available for security to use in preparing the required visitor badge.

Cancellation: Registrations cancelled on or before October 22, 2019 will receive a refund of the conference registration. After October 22, 2019, a substitution will be accepted if the registered participant is unable to attend but refunds will not be available. Cancellation requests must be made in writing to DLongmeier@pgnohio.org and must identify the registrant’s name, email address, billing address and amount paid. Substitution requests must come from the original registrant and include the original registrant’s email, billing address, full name and amount paid, plus the replacement attendee’s email, and full name. Send registration substitution requests to DLongmeier@pgnohio.org.

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Aug
23
12:00 PM12:00

August 2019 Gambling Supervision Call

Gambling Disorder Supervision call with Dr. Heather Chapman. These calls are for clinicians working toward a gambling credential and others wanting to hear cases.

The call is FREE and provides 1.5 supervisory hours.

Please come ready to participate and mute yourself when not speaking as background noise can be distracting to facilitator and others.

Phone: 1-800-582-3014

Code: 603645660#

Upon review of attendance and participation you will receive an email with a certificate of attendance within one week following the call.

Registration is required to participate. Register here.

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33rd Annual Conference on Problem Gambling
Jul
17
to Jul 20

33rd Annual Conference on Problem Gambling

Join PGNO in Denver for the 33rd National Conference on Gambling Addiction and Responsible Gambling. NCPG’s annual conference is the premier educational and networking event for problem gambling and responsible gambling professionals in the country. You will find a variety of speakers discussing numerous hot topics over four days in Denver, including responsible gambling and regulation, military and gambling, prevention, treatment and recovery, and community. The conference is expected to draw over 600 professionals in prevention, education, treatment, research and regulation, as well as members of the recovery community. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity for professional development, networking and “Awareness plus Action!”

The Conference program will highlight best practices and rising trends in problem gambling and responsible gambling, including sports betting. The line-up of keynote and breakout session speakers is unmatched in these unique fields. Also, join PGNO at the Welcome Reception on Thursday, July 18 to build your network of professional colleagues both in Ohio and Nationally!

We look forward to seeing you in Denver.

Dates: July 17-20, 2019

Location: Denver, Colorado

Cost:
Main Conference

Pre-Conference

  • $436 early registration

  • $549 regular registration

CEUs: 30+ CEUs will be available for individuals participating in both the main conference and the pre-conference.

Lodging: $189/night has been reserved for the Sheraton Downtown Denver. The block discount rate expires June 24, 2019. 

Additional Information: Registration is not yet open, however, for additional information, please visit NCPGambling.org.

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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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4th Annual Problem Gambling Symposium
Jun
28
8:30 AM08:30

4th Annual Problem Gambling Symposium

The event is all-day Friday, June 28th at the Mather Mansion of Cleveland State University. Registration is $15 and offers 5.25 CEUs, lunch and snacks throughout the day. Hear from Problem Gambling Prevention and Treatment experts as well as from Recovery Speakers and Gaming Industry partners. 

The goal of the symposium is to raise awareness of problem gambling in our community, offer clinical training to increase problem gambling treatment capacity, collaborate with community partners and provide individuals and families the tools and resources to respond to problem gambling in their lives.

If you are new to the issue of problem gambling or a seasoned professional, there will be opportunities for you at the symposium! 

Cost: $15.00 includes lunch (with vegetarian options) and snacks.

Registration: To participate, Register HERE

CEUs and RCHs: 5.25

Parking: Free parking at CSU East Garage located at 2506 Chester Avenue. This garage will say not for visitors but we have reserved spaces for you. Mather Mansion is directly behind the East Garage in walking distance. You will be given a validation ticket to exit the garage free-of-charge. 

Agenda

Tracks: C = Community/Prevention, T = Treatment, R = Recovery

8:00 – 8:30 -       Registration (Networking and visit Vendors) 

8:30 – 8:45 -       Welcome            

8:45 – 9:30 -       Opening Keynote             Heather Chapman, PhD, ICGC II, BACC    

9:30 – 9:45 -       Break & Move

9:45 – 10:45 -     Breakouts 1                                                                                                                               

                                1C           Voluntary Exclusion: Working through the program with your clients

                                1T           Psychology of Comps

                                1R           VOICES of Recovery

10:45 – 11:00 -  Break & Move

11:00 – 12:00 -  Industry Partners Panel                

12:00 – 12:45 -  Lunch                                                                                   

12:45 – 1:00 -     Break & Move

1:00 – 2:00 -       Breakouts 2                                                                                                                        

                                2C           Get in the Game: Sports betting trends in Ohio and beyond

                                2T           Why I work with Gambling Clients: A Clinician Panel

                                2R           Family VOICES of Recovery

2:00 – 2:15 -       Break & Move

2:15 – 3:15 -       Breakouts 3                                                                                                              

                                3C           Integrating Gambling into AOD programming

                                3T           Gambling as a co-occurring disorder

                                3R           How to have the conversation

3:15 – 3:30 -       Break & Move

3:30 – 4:00 -       Closing Keynote                 Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC II, BACC    

4:00 – 4:30 -       Receive Certificates                                                                                                       


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Jun
14
8:30 AM08:30

Ohio Disordered Gambling Treatment Supervision Fellowship Program (The Fellowship) Case Presentations

During this event our current class of Fellows will present cases. Presentations will be provided before an audience and evaluated by statewide leaders in the gambling treatment field. Panelists and audience members will be provided an opportunity after the presentations to ask questions and engage with the Fellows regarding their cases. This is a great opportunity for both clinicians and prevention professionals to learn more about Gambling Disorder and the successes and challenges in a treatment setting. 

Continuing education will be provided for audience members and panelists. This event is free and provides lunch as well!

We are thrilled you will consider joining us as we celebrate our Fellows and all of their hard work over the past year.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egbi1vkt43d8d02a&llr=4p4dxkcab

 

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Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

Problem Webinar: Gambling Overview, identification, screening, and prevalence of problem gambling

In a recent query of issues in the families of youth receiving behavioral health services, it was determined that a significant number of families were impacted by problem gambling. As a result, the ENGAGE 2.0 grant is promoting a webinar, featuring OhioMHAS staffer, Scott Anderson.

Cost: Free

To Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7262175743646444033

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Jun
13
10:00 AM10:00

Gambling, Game-bling, and Gambling and Financial Literacy

Gambling, Game-bling, and Gambling and Financial Literacy

Prevention Action Alliance is hosting four regional problem gambling trainings across the state. These trainings will take place in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, and Cleveland the week of June 10th. Please see the date, time, and location details below before registering to ensure you select the correct ticket.

By coming to these trainings, you will:

  1. Briefly review an understanding of general topics around gambling, including risk and harm reduction strategies, comorbidities, and signs of problem gambling.

  2. Learn about the impact of technology on the gambling market.

  3. Come to understand the stigma of problem gambling and tools to break the stigma.

  4. Gain insights into the social and economic impact of the gambling industry.

Cost: $0

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gambling-game-bling-gambling-and-financial-literacy-regional-trainings-tickets-59530927607

Additional Details: Registration will begin at 9:30am. Lunch will be provided.

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Jun
12
10:00 AM10:00

Gambling, Game-bling, and Gambling and Financial Literacy

Gambling, Game-bling, and Gambling and Financial Literacy

Prevention Action Alliance is hosting four regional problem gambling trainings across the state. These trainings will take place in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, and Cleveland the week of June 10th. Please see the date, time, and location details below before registering to ensure you select the correct ticket.

By coming to these trainings, you will:

  1. Briefly review an understanding of general topics around gambling, including risk and harm reduction strategies, comorbidities, and signs of problem gambling.

  2. Learn about the impact of technology on the gambling market.

  3. Come to understand the stigma of problem gambling and tools to break the stigma.

  4. Gain insights into the social and economic impact of the gambling industry.

Cost: $0

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gambling-game-bling-gambling-and-financial-literacy-regional-trainings-tickets-59530927607

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Jun
11
10:00 AM10:00

Gambling, Game-bling, and Gambling and Financial Literacy

Gambling, Game-bling, and Gambling and Financial Literacy

Prevention Action Alliance is hosting four regional problem gambling trainings across the state. These trainings will take place in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, and Cleveland the week of June 10th. Please see the date, time, and location details below before registering to ensure you select the correct ticket.

By coming to these trainings, you will:

  1. Briefly review an understanding of general topics around gambling, including risk and harm reduction strategies, comorbidities, and signs of problem gambling.

  2. Learn about the impact of technology on the gambling market.

  3. Come to understand the stigma of problem gambling and tools to break the stigma.

  4. Gain insights into the social and economic impact of the gambling industry.

Cost: $0

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gambling-game-bling-gambling-and-financial-literacy-regional-trainings-tickets-59530927607

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Jun
10
1:00 PM13:00

Gambling, Game-bling, & Gambling and Financial Literacy Regional Trainings

Prevention Action Alliance is hosting four regional problem gambling trainings across the state. These trainings will take place in Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo, and Cleveland the week of June 10th. Please see the date, time, and location details below before registering to ensure you select the correct ticket.

Gambling, Game-bling, and Gambling and Financial Literacy

By coming to these trainings, you will:

  1. Briefly review an understanding of general topics around gambling, including risk and harm reduction strategies, comorbidities, and signs of problem gambling.

  2. Learn about the impact of technology on the gambling market.

  3. Come to understand the stigma of problem gambling and tools to break the stigma.

  4. Gain insights into the social and economic impact of the gambling industry.

Cost: $0

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gambling-game-bling-gambling-and-financial-literacy-regional-trainings-tickets-59530927607


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Jun
6
1:00 PM13:00

Assessing Lethality within Problem Gambling

Join us for a very insightful and important training on the correlation between Gambling Disorder and suicidal ideation. Participants will hear from experts in the field and a personal story from a Recovery Speaker. This training is free, includes three CEUs and certification in the evidence-based suicide prevention program "QPR: Question, Persuade, Refer."

Agencies and organizations involved in this training include Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), Ohio for Responsible Gambling (ORG), Problem Gambling Network of Ohio (PGNO), Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers (LGRC), Recovery Resources (RR), United Way of Lake and Geauga Counties, Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board (Lake ADAMHS), Geauga County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services (Geauga MHRS) and the Cuyahoga Problem Gambling Coalition (CPGC). 

Agenda

1:00 - 1:15 Welcome - Melanie Blasko, LGRC, Scott Anderson, OhioMHAS, Derek Longmeier, PGNO

1:15 - 1:20  Services in Lake & Geauga Counties, Kerri Luckner, LGRC

1:20 - 1:40  Data from Lake & Geauga Counties, Stacey Frohnapfel-Hasson, OhioMHAS

1:40 - 2:30  Problem Gambling and Lethality, Michael Buzzelli, RR & Claire Spada, LGRC

2:30 - 3:00  Personal Story - Recovery Speaker

3:00 - 4:00  QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer), Rae Grady, Lake ADAMHS

Cost: $0

CEUs: 3.0

To Register: Register Here

Questions?: Contact Michael Buzzelli, Recovery Resources at 216.431.4131 x2612 or mbuzzelli@recres.org

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May
30
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Disordered Gambling Training 2019

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

Please join us as we welcome Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC II, BACC for an advanced disordered gambling training on Thursday, May 30th in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Rugle will present two important sessions: Morning session: "Working with the loved ones of problem gamblers" and Afternoon session: "Mindful self-compassion in the treatment of gambling disorder.

Cost: $25

CEUs: 6.0

To Register: 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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May
14
to May 15

A Patchwork Quilt of Knowledge and Skills for New Practitioners Treating Gambling Disorders

  • Indiana Government Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This 2-day workshop is designed to offer some of those pieces that will help get started. The facilitated training is designed to offer practical knowledge and practice of skills. Some of the knowledge pieces of the quilt will be: science of Gambling Disorders, Co-Occurring Disorders, screening and assessment, diagnostic criteria, and addressing suicide risk. Some of the skill pieces of the quilt will be: Taste of Motivational Interviewing, Basic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills, Mindfulness strategies, exposure to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, approaches to prevent lapses, basics of financial counseling, and the role of supportive services.

CEU: 12

Trainer: George Brenner, LCSW, LMFT, LCAC, Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT)

Location: Indiana Government Center

405 W. Washington, Indianapolis

CEU: 12 (includes 1 hour Ethics)

IPLA / NCPG / NAADAC

A patchwork quilt has many pieces when sown together offers comfort and warmth. New practitioners treating Gambling Disorders may benefit from many pieces of knowledge and skills that will help them provide care.

This 2-day workshop is designed to offer some of those pieces that will help get started. The facilitated training is designed to offer practical knowledge and practice of skills. Some of the knowledge pieces of the quilt will be: science of Gambling Disorders, Co-Occurring Disorders, screening and assessment, diagnostic criteria, and addressing suicide risk. Some of the skill pieces of the quilt will be: Taste of Motivational Interviewing, Basic Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills, Mindfulness strategies, exposure to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, approaches to prevent lapses, basics of financial counseling, and the role of supportive services.

Exposure to these pieces will hopefully motivate attendees to seek more comprehensive training in each of these areas.

For additional information and to register, visit https://ipgap.indiana.edu/training/training.php.

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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: 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 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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