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


  • Indiana Government Center 405 West Washington Street Indianapolis, IN, 46204 United States (map)

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.