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11-03-17 Advanced Problem Gambling Clinical Training

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Advanced Problem Gambling Clinical Training

PLEASE NOTE: This advanced training program covers advanced topics in problem gambling counseling.  This program DOES NOT cover the basic principles of gambling addiction, nor does it cover the basics of screening for gambling disorder.  We highly recommend basic problem gambling clinical training be completed before participating in any advanced program(s).  For more information, visit our website or contact 667-214-2120.



Harm Reduction and Gambling Disorder

Harm Reduction is an evidence-based strategy in the field of problem gambling treatment.  Harm reduction is not an alternative to traditional abstinence based approaches, but incorporates abstinence as one of a menu of treatment goals that can be agreed upon in working with clients around issues of problem gambling.  This interactive workshop will review how harm reduction and/or limited/controlled gambling can be effective strategies in addressing a client’s gambling problems.


Date and Location

Friday, November 3, 2017

8:30 AM. to 4:30 PM

Allegany College of Maryland

12401 Willbrook Road SE,

Cumberland, MD 21502-2596



-Participants will be able to define harm reduction and its role in problem gambling treatment planning.

-Participants will engage in role plays in which limited gambling is a treatment goal using real case studies

-Participants will be gain an awareness of how harm reduction strategies can be employed in the context of family and couples counseling


Facilitator: Anthony S. Parente, MA, LCPC


Training Overview:

-This program runs 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Registration opens at 8:00 AM.

-There is no charge to attend this training.

-Continental breakfast will be provided.

-Parking is provided free of charge at the Facility.

-NO LUNCH IS PROVIDED. Please bring your own or plan to go out and get lunch during the 60 minute lunch break.

-Detailed training location logistics will be included in the registration confirmation.

-Certificate of Attendance for six (6) CEUs will be awarded at the end of the training.



8:30-9:00         Introduction and Overview

9:00-10:00       Defining Harm Reduction and Problem Gambling:  Theory and Research

10:00-10:15     Break (15 minutes)

10:15-11:30     Limited Gambling as a Treatment Goal:  Assessment and Treatment Planning

11:30-12:30     Lunch (60 minutes)

12:30-2:00       Key Issues: Family Involvement, Asset Protection, Monitoring, Motivational Interviewing

2:00-2:15         Break (15 minutes)    

2:15-4:15         Habit Change and Mindfulness: Case Examples and Role Plays

4:15-4:30         Review, Q&A and Evaluations

4:30                 Adjourn


Continuing Education

Six (6) CEU’s will be awarded at the end of the program for participants who attend beginning at 8:30 AM, through the completion of the program (4:30 PM or at discretion of presenter).

Attendees who arrive late (after 8:30 AM) or leave early (before 4:30 PM) each day will be emailed the adjusted Certificate of Attendance within five (5) business days post-program.

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is an approved Sponsor for the continuing education credit of the Maryland Board of Examiners for licensed Psychologists, Social Workers, Professional Counselors and Therapists, and Alcohol and Drug Counselors in Maryland.



Registration for this program is made directly through Allegany College of Maryland. Please contact Allegany College of Maryland directly at (301) 784-5341.



If you find your schedule changes and you cannot attend this training, please contact Allegany College of Maryland directly at (301) 784-5341 to cancel your registration.  Thank you.


Although this program is offered free of charge, there are costs associated with facility rental, materials and staffing.  Participants that register and hold a seat, but do not attend and did not cancel 48 hours prior to start time of program may be subject to wait list status for future training opportunities.



If you have any questions, please contact Donna Gaspar at 667-214-2120 or dgaspar@som.umaryland.edu.

If you or someone you know is struggling with problem gambling and other addictive behaviors, call or text the free, confidential Maryland Problem Gambling Helpline 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) to be connected to helpful resources, including Peer Recovery Support. Or visit helpmygamblingproblem.org.