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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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: Ohio's Gambling and Gaming Landscape
Dec
4
2:00 PM14:00

PGNO Webinar: Ohio's Gambling and Gaming Landscape

The session will cover Ohio’s gambling landscape, including the legal forms of gambling in Ohio, the regulation requirements, as well as how and who is responsible for regulation. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe the history of Ohio gambling

  2. Identify the state departments responsible with regulation

  3. Understand the state resources for providing support for those impacted by gambling

 December 4, 2018 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

To register, click here.

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

Attend Stage I: Foundations in Disordered Gambling - Dayton

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.

When:

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

Where:

Dayton Metro Library - Northwest Branch
2410 Philadelphia Dr
Dayton, OH 45406

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

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 breakfast. Training will begin promptly at 9:30am both days.

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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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Webinar: Gambling Disorder and Suicide Ideation
Jun
19
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Gambling Disorder and Suicide Ideation

Gambling Disorder has the highest rate of suicide attempt among all addictions. Stemming from variables such as financial loss, unemployment, depression/anxiety and loss of relationships often leads individuals affected with disordered gambling to believe there is no other way out. Understanding this correlation, building skills in assessing lethality and increasing comfort in having these difficult conversations is crucial in the assessment and treatment of gambling disorder. 

June 19, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Objectives: 

  • Participants will hear up-to-date statistics on problem gambling in Ohio and current trends in gambling behavior
  • Participants will learn about the correlation between gambling disorder and suicide ideation and attempt
  • Participants will learn why lethality must be assessed when speaking to problem gamblers and discuss strategies in having these conversations

All home studies offer one 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. Credits are provided after a post-test and evaluation are completed.

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Free Webinar: Educating Patrons and Employees about Responsible Gaming--What Does the Research Say?
May
30
2:00 PM14:00

Free Webinar: Educating Patrons and Employees about Responsible Gaming--What Does the Research Say?

Many responsible gaming practices are focused on educating patrons and personnel alike. But are these programs effective? Dr. Heather Gray will show what research is saying such programs.

2-3:30 p.m. EDT, May 30, 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 this session, attendees will be able to: 

            •          Identify two programs geared to educate patrons and employees

            •          Identify one finding from the research on employee education

 

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Advanced Gambling Training (Cincinnati) - "Gambling Disorder and other Behavioral Addictions"
May
25
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Gambling Training (Cincinnati) - "Gambling Disorder and other Behavioral Addictions"

Last Chance!  Join us for the Advanced Disordered Gambling Training "Gambling Disorder and other Behavioral Addictions: Understanding, assessing and treating these old and new addictions" with Dr. Chris Tuell from the University of Cincinnati. Breakfast and Lunch provided.

Training Description:

Problem Gambling, along with other behavioral addictions (sex, gaming, internet, spending) is the habitual drive to continue an action even to the detriment of the individual's health and happiness.  Individuals who experience these forms of addiction continue to repeat the actions which are harmful to one's mind and body, resulting in affecting the happiness of the individual, resulting in the loss of relationships, employment, and one's overall sense of well-being.  Gambling, and other behavioral activities, are practiced on some level by almost everyone.  But when does a behavior become problematic and begins to interfere with one's quality of life?  This presentation will examine the role that Problem Gambling and other behavioral addictions have upon mental health and recovery.  Dr. Tuell will discuss the role that the addictive brain plays in this process, as well as the relationship it has with co-occurring disorders.  The CUBIS Model of addiction will be discussed and how it pertains to mental health and Substance Use Disorders.  Assessment and treatment strategies will be discussed along with case studies and audio/visual media. 

When:
Friday May 25, 2018
9:00 am to 4:30 pm EDT

Where:
Talbert House - Executive Office
2600 Victory Parkway
3rd Floor Training Room
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206

Day-of-Training Information:

  • Sign-in and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30am
  • The training will begin promptly at 9:00am
  • Lunch will be provided

Prerequisite: Stage I: Foundations in Disordered Gambling AND Stage II: Treating the Disordered Gambler OR 24 hours of previous gambling counseling training required.

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.

Cost: $25.00

Register here!

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May 17 PGNO Monthly Webinar - Skilled Gaming in Ohio – Know the Facts!
May
17
2:00 PM14:00

May 17 PGNO Monthly Webinar - Skilled Gaming in Ohio – Know the Facts!

Skilled Gaming in Ohio – Know the Facts!

May 17, 2018
3:00 pm to 4:15 pm

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the new license types and regulations now in place in Ohio for the skilled gaming industry
  2. Be able to recognize the difference between a legal skilled game operation and a illegal operation
  3. Understand how these new regulations will affect the problem gambling population in Ohio
  4. Understand avenues for reporting suspected unlicensed or illegal operations. 

 

Bio

Andromeda Morrison
Overseeing the Commission's regulation of skill-based games is Andromeda Morrison. Andromeda has extensive experience with Ohio's gaming laws, as she served for several years in the Charitable Law Section of the Ohio Attorney General's Office. While there, she made licensing determinations regarding charitable bingo applications and directed compliance investigations. She also represented state gaming regulators in administrative hearings and in lawsuits in both state and federal court. Additionally, Andromeda assisted state agencies with drafting and promulgating dozens of administrative rules. Most recently she worked as an Assistant Counsel for Contracts at the Defense Logistics Agency.

Andromeda received her bachelor's degree from Bradley University and her law degree from Ohio Northern University.

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Financial Planning for Problem Gambling Training
May
16
9:00 AM09:00

Financial Planning for Problem Gambling Training

May 16, 2018 in Indianapolis. This training helps bridge the gap giving therapists and agencies the needed knowledge to help individuals and families through what seems to be financial ruin. Understanding how to work with clients finances helps retain clients and improve outcomes.

CEU: 5.5

The majority of individuals seeking treatment for problem gambling are in dire financial trouble due to the gambling disorder. Over 80% of helpline callers indicate they need financial help as well as addiction treatment. In contrast, many therapists are not well versed in working with clients with large debt problems. Most therapists cannot imagine not talking about drugs to a substance abuse client. No mental health therapist would not talk about the triggers to the clients disorders. All gambling counselors need to be well versed in working with money and finance issues, as many times money is the trigger to relapse. This training helps bridge the gap giving therapists and agencies the needed knowledge to help individuals and families through what seems to be financial ruin. Understanding how to work with clients finances helps retain clients, and improve outcomes.

Trainer:

Name: Jerry Bauerkemper

Credentials: BS Social Work Certified Gambling Counselor CCGC

Jerry Bauerkemper BS, CCGC Executive Director of the Nebraska Council on Problem Gambling. He served on the Board of Directors for the National Council on Problem Gambling from 2001-2008. He has published research on the prevalence of problem gambling in the Nebraska Probation Department. He received the First Step award in 1999 for his work in problem gambling.

Mr. Bauerkemper is a nationally recognized expert on problem gambling and has provided training throughout the United States.

Goals & Objectives:

• Participants will learn the commonalities and the financial profile of disordered gambling.

• Participants will understand the clinical implications and rewards of completing a financial plan with families.

• Participants will be given tools to help complete a financial assessment and prepare a plan for the individual and family with a gambling disorder.

• Participants will understand their role in helping the person with a problem gambling get back on track financially.

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Contact Us
Mary A. Lay, MPH, MCHES
812-856-4885
maholtsc@indiana.edu
 
Desiree Reynolds, MPH, MCHES
812-855-7872
desiree@indiana.edu

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Advanced Disordered Gambling Training, Cincinnati - Dr. Liese
Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Disordered Gambling Training, Cincinnati - Dr. Liese

Advanced Disordered Gambling Training
Dr. Bruce Liese from the University of Kentucky discusses Gambling Disorder and the "Addiction Syndrome."

Friday, April 27, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Talbert House - Executive Office
2600 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Day-of-Training Information

·       Sign-in and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30am

·       The trianing will begin promptly at 9:00am

·       Lunch will be provided

Prerequisite: Stage I: Foundations in Disordered Gambling AND Stage II: Treating the Disordered Gambler OR 24 hours of previous gambling counseling training required.

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

Cost: $25.00

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Advanced Disordered Gambling Training, Columbus - Dr. Liese
Apr
26
9:00 AM09:00

Advanced Disordered Gambling Training, Columbus - Dr. Liese

An Advanced Disordered Gambling Training as Dr. Bruce Liese from the University of Kentucky discusses Gambling Disorder and the "Addiction Syndrome."

Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT

Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Building E
2045 Morse Rd.
Columbus, OH 43229

         •       Day-of-Training Information

         •       Sign-in and continental breakfast will begin at 8:30am

         •       The training will begin promptly at 9:00am

         •       Lunch will be provided

Prerequisite: Stage I: Foundations in Disordered Gambling AND Stage II: Treating the Disordered Gambler OR 24 hours of previous gambling counseling training required.

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

Cost: $25.00

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Integration of MH and Gambling Prevention in Scope of Practice
Apr
25
1:00 PM13:00

Integration of MH and Gambling Prevention in Scope of Practice

Integration of Mental Health and Gambling Prevention in the
Scope of Practice for Prevention Professionals in Ohio

When
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:15 PM EDT

Where
Recovery Resources
4269 Pearl Rd
Cleveland, OH 44109   

In 2015 the scope of prevention professionals through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board was broadened to including behavioral health and gambling prevention. This training will explore the implication of this change, and how prevention professionals can prepare to further integrate behavioral health and gambling into their initiatives.

Objectives:

  • Participants will explore the concurrent yet separate develop of behavioral health, drugs and alcohol, and gambling prevention. 
  • Participants will analyze similarities and differences between behavioral health, drugs and alcohol, and gambling problems and their implication in prevention practice. 
  • Participants will explore instances in which integration is and is not appropriate to address this issues. 
  • Participants will explore strategies to increase communication and networking between professional within these different fields. 

This training is approved for three CEUs through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage Family Therapist Board and the National Council on Problem Gambling. This training meets the requirements for the Domain VI: Professional Growth & Responsibility for OCPSA/OCPS/OCPC.

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Webinar: Co-morbidity and Gambling Disorder
Apr
23
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar: Co-morbidity and Gambling Disorder

Webinar: Co-morbidity and Gambling Disorder

April 23rd, 2018
12:00-1:00pm

 A free April problem gambling webinar. 

This training will provide an overview of gambling definitions, current statistics and trends in gambling behavior, and co-morbidity of gambling disorder with substance use and mental health disorders. Hear from problem gambling professionals from Recovery Resources as they discuss the importance of dual diagnosis treatment and how to engage clients in care. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the current climate of gambling and problem gambling in Ohio and across the nation
  • Discuss co-morbidity and other correlates among problem gambling
  • Discuss how to “Have the Conversation” about problem gambling 

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 will be provided upon the completion of the post-test.

Recovery Resources also offers home study recorded webinars on their website available for CEU's.

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Skill Games CLE/Law Enforcement Seminar - Locations near you!
Apr
2
10:30 AM10:30

Skill Games CLE/Law Enforcement Seminar - Locations near you!

On April 23, new rules regarding skill-based amusement machines (SBAMs) will become effective. This free program, presented by staff from the Ohio Casino Control Commission, will provide an overview of the new administrative code provisions and highlight the licensing and compliance requirements. This event is geared toward law enforcement and the legal community.

This program has been approved for 2.0 hours of general CLE credit by the Ohio Supreme Court.

2.0 hours for Peace Officer Training Commission recommended 2018 CPT legal update is available for law enforcement attendees.

The trainings will take place across Ohio starting April 2nd in Dayton.  Click here to view dates, locations near you and to register.

 

 

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Ethics for Prevention Professionals
Mar
28
1:00 PM13:00

Ethics for Prevention Professionals

When: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 1:00 PM to 4:15 PM

Where: Recovery Resources, 4269 Pearl Rd, Cleveland, OH 44109

In this training participants will discuss basic ethical theory and gain a sense of what drives personal and professional behavior. Participants will review and discuss the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board requirements and Code of Ethics for Prevention Professionals. We will look at a number of real life scenarios that prevention professionals may find themselves in and discuss in small groups what the appropriate action to take may be. This training will also discuss Social Media Ethics in today's culture and setting appropriate boundaries. Lastly, participants will discuss easy to follow guidelines for personal and professional decision making.

Objectives:

  • Introduction to Ethics and basic theory.
  • Increase participant understanding of the OCDP Board requirements and Code of Ethics.
  • Discuss why ethical practice is crucial for prevention work and how it establishes trust for potential future encounters in the treatment and recovery processes.
  • Develop guidelines for personal and professional decision making.

This training is approved for 3 CEUs through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage Family Therapist Board and the National Council on Problem Gambling. This training meets the requirements for the Domain VI: Professional Growth & Responsibility for OCPSA/OCPS.

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Questions, contact Carol Metlicka, Recovery Resources
cmetlicka@recres.org    216-431-4131 x4302

 

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