12-15-2017 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 our website or contact 667-214-2120.

Mind, Body, and Spirit 

Development of a gambling disorder involves a complex interaction of biological, situational, psychological and spiritual factors.  This workshop will explore the impact of risk factors in each of these domains on the development of a gambling disorder and their interactions.  Participants will engage in interactive activities to gain an understanding of key aspects of the neurobiology of gambling and gambling disorder.  The interaction of learned and psychological factors such as trauma, abuse and neglect with biological risk factors will be also explored.  We will look how comprehensive biopsychosocial/spiritual treatment plans and recovery oriented systems of care can be developed from a mindful, public health perspective.  Participants will be encouraged to think “outside of boxes” and formulate creative solutions to addressing the needs of the minds, bodies and spirits of individuals seeking help and recovery from gambling problems that include work with community stakeholders from casinos to faith based organizations.

Date and Location
Friday, December 15, 2017
8:30 AM. to 4:30 PM
Chesapeake College, Wye Mills
HEC Room #110
Route 50 and 213
P.O. Box 8
Wye Mills, MD 21679


-Participants will be able to identify biological, psychological and spiritual risk factors for developing a gambling disorder.
-Participants will gain an increased understanding of the interaction of biology, psychology and spirituality in the development of gambling problems.
-Participants will be able to design treatment interventions that address the complex biological, emotional and spiritual needs of clients seeking help for gambling problems.
-Participants will have the opportunity to design recovery oriented community programs that integrate mind/body/spirit approaches to sustained recovery that include stakeholders from gambling venues to faith based communities

Facilitator: Lori Rugle, Ph.D., ICGC II, BACC

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.
-Lunch Is Provided. Due to the location of the college to convenient restaurants, we are providing a box lunch at this training.
-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.

Agenda Overview:

8:30-9:00 Introductions and Overview

9:00-10:00 Biological, Psychological and Spritual Risk Factors for Problem Gambling and Gambling Disorder

10:00-10:15 Break (15 minutes)

10:15-11:30 Biological, Psychological and Spritual Risk Factors for Problem Gambling and Gambling Disorder (continued)

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

12:30-2:00 Exercise: Designing Treatment Interventions

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

2:15-4:15 Exercise: Designing Recovery Oriented Community Programs

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.


Register Today!

There is no cost to attend this program. DEADLINE to register is December 13, 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).

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@psych.umaryland.edu.

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