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Training

December, 2012, Training in Columbia, MD

December, 2012, Training in Columbia, MD

December, 2012, Training in Columbia, MD

December, 2012, Training in Columbia, MD

December, 2012, Training in Columbia, MD

December, 2012, Training in Columbia, MD

Clearly the most cost-effective system of Level II care delivery is to “train up” counselors already in place in treatment settings across the state. We plan for this to lead quickly to trained counselors and certification for those interested in such recognition of their commitment and skills.

Research indicates counselors benefit form the specialized knowledge of gambling treatment, so they learn how to help with complicated financial restitution needs, legal conflicts, vocational and interpersonal and relational conflicts specific to problem gamblers and their families.

One of the first problem gambling counselor training programs was started in Maryland. Following the V.A. gambling treatment program model we have added and refined clinical training into three levels of training using current research and evidence based and practices.

  1. Part One
    A basic 15 hour program that gives the essentials in gambling treatment to those interested in helping to: recognize, screen, assess, diagnose, stabilize and refer clients seeking care.
  2. Part Two
    Completes the Level I requirements for national certification for a total of 30 hours of clinical training. Topics such as financial management, family therapy, neurobiology, psychopharmacology and co-occurring disorders prepare the counselor to treat gamblers and their families in an out- patient setting.
  3. Part Three
    Advanced topics meet the requirements for Level II clinical training for those seeking national certification. Modules include the use of motivational interviewing with gambler, risk reduction and gambling treatment, gambling and the law, treatment strategies, and special populations.

One of the strengths the Center is proud to have is our partnership with the clinical trainers of the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling. These trainers have worked in over 43 states, ten Canadian provinces, and nine other countries. Our training staff includes the current president of the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board and an international expert on gambling treatment among diverse populations.

To support the clinicians new to gambling treatment the Center will also provide two monthly clinical case conference calls at no charge to the counselor. These calls are intended to offer support, mentoring and coaching to counselors new to gambling treatment to assist in the integration and consistent use of effective gambling treatment strategies.

Please note the State of Maryland does not require certification of gambling counselors at this time. The Center’s training program offers approved gambling specific training for those counselors who may be interested in this level of recognition of their training and skills. Please go to www.IGCCB.org for details on certification.

Evaluation and Research

Evaluation of program effectiveness cannot be sacrificed. This field has little published research on treatment effectiveness and we cannot contribute to the dearth of data when a reporting system for counselors on client care speaks to accountability, system improvement, quality controls and can significantly contribute to the research on treatment outcomes. Some of the earliest contributions to the problem gambling research field came from the early treatment programs the State funded in Maryland. This research tradition needs to continue as we step forward funding only those efforts we know work because they have been researched and refined based on the outcomes of that critical research.

March 8, 2013, Maritime Institute in Linthicum, MD

March 8, 2013, Maritime Institute in Linthicum, MD

March 8, 2013, Maritime Institute in Linthicum, MD

March 8, 2013, Maritime Institute in Linthicum, MD

March 8, 2013, Maritime Institute in Linthicum, MD

March 8, 2013, Maritime Institute in Linthicum, MD

Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine


Training Programs

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Dr. Jon Grant

June 14, 2013
90:29

The Neuroscience of Gambling Disorder

1st Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling in Baltimore, MD

A University of Chicago Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Dr. Jon Grant’s research focuses on the neurobiology and treatment of impulse control disorders (e.g., gambling, stealing, shopping, sex, obsessive compulsive disorder, and drug addictions).

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Dr. Nancy Petry

June 14, 2013
74:30

The Gambling Disorder and Treatment Implications

1st Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling in Baltimore, MD

Dr. Nancy Petry earned a PhD from Harvard University in 1994 and has been faculty at University of Connecticut Health Center as a professor of psychiatry. She presents on her experience serving on the DSM V workgroup for substance use and addictive behaviors.

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Rob White

June 14, 2013
12:05

Welcome

1st Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling in Baltimore, MD

The 1st Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling gets underway with a welcome from Rob White, the director of the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry, and opening remarks from Gayle Jordan-Randolph, the Deputy Secretary for Behavioral Health at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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Michael Rosen

January 2, 2014
44:17

Self-Help and Support Groups

Webinar

Michael Rosen, the Network Coordinator of the Maryland Center of Excellence for Problem Gambling, delivers a webinar on self-help groups and programs available to the problem gambler.

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Deborah Haskins, Ph.D.

February 1, 2014
58:06

African Americans and Problem Gambling Treatment

Webinar

Deborah Haskins, Ph.D., of the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling presents on being more aware and skilled in the area of disordered gambling treatment for the African American community.

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Nita Kordonowy

June 14, 2013
51:26

Acceptance and Commitment: Therapy for Problem Gamblers

1st Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling in Baltimore, MD

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Problem Gamblers Nita Kordonowy serves as a psychotherapist and addiction specialist at Hazelden. She’s worked with the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling, Trimeridian Inc. Gambling Treatment Resources in Las Vegas, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board.

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Marilyn Lancelot

June 14, 2013
36:28

Been There Done That: Problem Gambling Recovery For Women

1st Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling in Baltimore, MD

Ms. Lancelot is an author of two books on recovery. The first, “Gripped by Gambling,” is a popular story of recovery from compulsive gambling by one of the first women to enter G.A. in Arizona, “and stay.” She’s also one of the Founders of “Women Helping Women” a webpage and newsletter designed to connect women from around the nation to each other as they seek understanding and support in recovery.

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Christopher Anderson

June 14, 2013
56:30

Interview with a Gambler: The Gambler Chronicles

1st Annual Maryland Conference on Problem Gambling in Baltimore, MD

Christopher Anderson is a Marriage and Family Therapist and Forensic specialist in private practice in Chicago. He’s the former president of the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling.

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Carl Robertson

January 1, 2014
57:04

Youth Problem Gambling Prevention In School, at Home and within the Community: Smart Choices

Webinar

Carl Robertson, Prevention Manager for the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling delivers a webinar on Youth Problem Gambling Prevention & the Smart Choices program.