Advanced Training Webinar Series

Advanced Training Webinar Series

Webinar for Advanced Training

We invite you to join the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (the Center) for our Advanced Training series.

These FREE webinars are designed to provide additional problem gambling prevention, clinical, and recovery training on a variety of detailed topics. Webinars are three (3) hours in length, for which attendees are awarded three (3) CEUs (unless otherwise specified).

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Families, Finances, and Recovery Working with Gamblers

Presented By:

Anthony S. Parente, MA, LCPC, NCC, MAC, ICGC II, BACC
Summary:​
This training will examine how to include and integrate family therapy and financial planning into the treatment of problem gambling. We will discuss the impact of gambling on the dynamics of the family and explore the treatment issues and considerations when working with families. This workshop will address the financial impact of gambling and on the recovering individual and family. We will also discuss the recovery process. It’s challenges and hope for sustaining positive outcomes.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  • Participants will identify most common family issues to address related to working with those who suffer with a gambling disorder.
  • Participants will learn how to develop effective strategies for working with financial issues and money protection planning.
  • Participants will learn ways to address common therapeutic challenges in working with and families with an individual with a gambling disorder.
  • Participants will learn about the recovery process of the individual with a gambling disorder.

Advanced Training Webinar Archives

Friday, March 11, 2022

Positive Psychology: A Strength Based Approach to Working with Gamblers. Part 2

Presented By:

Anthony S Parente, MA, LCPC, ICGC II
Summary:​
Summary: Part 2 will continue our discussion on the strength-based approach of Positive Psychology. We will discuss ways that clinicians can help gambling clients to enhance their ability to experience positive outcomes in recovery and live a satisfying life. This workshop will explore approaches to help individuals to savor pleasure and improve their ability to engage in their lives. Positive Psychology helps clients to cultivate the best within themselves. Join us for the continuation of this uplifting exploration of how to help clients live up to their full potential.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  • Learn about what Positive Psychology is and how it can be applied.
  • Learn how to further develop and create the therapeutic conditions to allow a client to thrive.
  • Explore the concepts of savoring, flow, and engagement as they relate to gambling recovery.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are provided for attendance on live webinar presentations; no CEUs are awarded for recording views.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Harm Reduction - Part 1

Presented By:

Anthony S. Parente, MA, LCPC, NCC, MAC ICGC II, BACC
Summary:​
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.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  • Participants will be able to define limited gambling and the role of harm reduction and its problem gambling treatment planning.
  • Participants will learn strategies to engage the problem gambler in the treatment process.
  • Participants will learn how to employ dimensions assessment and establish a treatment plan using limited gambling and harm reduction strategies.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are provided for attendance on live webinar presentations; no CEUs are awarded for recording views.

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Harm Reduction - Part 2

Presented By:

Anthony S. Parente, MA, LCPC, NCC, ICGC II, BACC
Naomi Durand-Kabasela
Summary:​
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.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  • Participants will be gain awareness of how harm reduction strategies can be employed in the context of family and the development of money protection planning.
  • Participants will be able to create a motivational enhancement plan for gambling clients using Motivational Interviewing strategies.
  • Participants will learn about habit change and mindfulness strategies as an approach to harm reduction.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are provided for attendance on live webinar presentations; no CEUs are awarded for recording views.

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Special Populations: Women, Youth, and The Elderly

Presented By:

Anthony S. Parente, MA, LCPC, NCC, MAC, ICGC II, BACC
Summary:​
Research in the field indicates that the women, youth, and the elderly engage in gambling behavior for different reasons and in various ways. This workshop will present important information that will enhance your understanding of the issues that are unique to these groups. We will review rational strategies and comprehensive problem gambling treatment needs for these special populations.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  • Participants will learn about the particular concerns in determining prevalence rates and risks among these vulnerable demographic groups.
  • Participants will learn about gender differences in problem gambling behavior and its progression.
  • Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the risk factors of gambling behavior that is unique to our youth.
  • Participants learn about the wide range of causal factors that contribute to developing a gambling disorder among the elderly.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are provided for attendance on live webinar presentations; no CEUs are awarded for recording views.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Client Engagement: Treatment Strategies and the Therapeutic Process with Gambling Disorder

Presented By:

Anthony S. Parente, MA, LCPC, NCC, MAC, ICGC II, BACC
Summary:​
This interesting and informative workshop will discuss various effective treatment strategies when engaging clients with gambling disorder. This presentation will also review best practices when work with a problem gambler. Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness practices will be discussed. Examining the course of treatment and the therapeutic process of the gambler will also be a focus of this training.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  • Participants will be able to identify strategies to increase client engagement in the treatment of gambling disorder.
  • Participants will be able to identify common concerns of gambling clients that can be used to increase motivation to engage in treatment.
  • Participants will increase their understanding of using MI, CBT and Mindfulness practices in the treatment of gambling disorder.
  • Participants will develop an understanding of the treatment challenges and therapeutic process unique to working with clients who have a gambling disorder.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are provided for attendance on live webinar presentations; no CEUs are awarded for recording views.

Monday, May 9, 2022

Screening, Assessment and Treatment Planning for Gambling Problems

Presented By:

Anthony S. Parente, MA, LCPC, NCC, MAC, ICGC II, BACC
Summary:​
This workshop will examine how to use gambling screens, assessment measurements scales, and develop treatment plans for those who engage in gambling behaviors. The basic tools for identifying and working with the problem gambler will be discussed. The participant will learn about ASAM criteria for establishing a treatment and recovery plan. The inclusion of a financial plan, a client’s strengths, motivation, and readiness to change will also be addressed.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  • Participants will be able to identify the need and rationale for screening for gambling problems in a range of health care settings.
  • Participants will be able to identify at least three methods to assess problem gambling severity.
  • Participants will be able to identify how to develop a problem gambling integrated intake.
  • Participants will be able to understand how to use ASAM guidelines for developing a problem gambling treatment plan which incorporates financial issues into the plan.
  • Participants will be able to utilize their knowledge, skills and experience to collaborate with clients to develop a meaningful specific plan to sustain their recovery.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are provided for attendance on live webinar presentations; no CEUs are awarded for recording views.