12-08-2017 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 The Center’s website or contact 667-214-2120. 

Gambling and The Family, Gambler and Finances

Gambling disorders  impacts far more than the individual who is suffering from same, it also affects the family of the gambler .This training will focus on the family as a  system and will explore several models of family systems found in the literature. We will consider reasons for having spouse participate in treatment and will examine the impact of the gambling on spouse, child and parent of gambler. The training will look at co-dependency and enabling, as well as intimate partner violence .We shall consider intervention process and treatment.

A gambling counselor needs to have a working knowledge of finances; money is a persistent issue for the gambler. The workshop will consider the gambler’s beliefs about money,  need to control money, emotional attachment to money and concepts of credit. The GA Pressure Relief meeting and forms will be utilized as a source for budgeting, planning and restitution.

Date and Location
Friday, December 8, 2017
8:30 AM. to 4:30 PM
College of Southern Maryland
Prince Frederick Campus
J.W. Williams Road @ Route 231
Prince Frederick, MD 20678


-To provide a family systems overview of problem gambling
-To explore impact of gambler on significant others.
-To present intervention and treatment strategies
-To provide an analysis of financial considerations when working with gambler
-To explain workings of GA Pressure Relief


-Participants will be able to identify unique characteristics of gambler and family system
-Participant will be able to list and discuss impact of gambler on other family members
-Participants will learn steps of gambling intervention initiated by family member
-Participants will be able to conceptualize and advise gambler on financial issues

Facilitator: Anthony S. Parente, MA, LCPC, ICGC II

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.
-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.
-Parking is available free of charge at this facility.
-Certificate of Attendance for six (6) CEUs will be awarded at the end of the training.


8:30-8:45   Introduction and Overview

8:45-9:45   Family as a System: Looking at Approach of Satir, Bowen, Minuchin and Haley

9:45-10      Break (15 minutes)

10-11:30    Inclusion of Family Members, Impact on Family and Do’s and Don’ts for Families

11:30-12:30 Lunch (60 minutes)

12:30-1:30  Intervention and Treatment

1:30-2:15     Intimate Partner Violence and Other Issues

2:15-2:30   Break (15 minutes)

2:30-4:15   Addressing Finances and Pressure Relief

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.


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There is no cost to attend this program. DEADLINE to register is December 6, 2017


If you find your schedule changes and you cannot attend this training, please cancel your registration 48 hours in advance through the registration system as directed, or contact Donna Gaspar (dgaspar@som.umaryland.edu, 667-214-2120).


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

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