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12-Hour, Four-Day Virtual
Problem Gambling Basic Clinical Training

OVERVIEW

As opportunities continue to rapidly increase for gambling across Maryland and our country, it has become increasingly essential for behavioral health providers to improve their capacity and capability of addressing and treating gambling problems. This virtual training series will provide those working in behavioral health a professional development experience to learn effective ways of working with gamblers and their families. In support of the “No Cost Problem Gambling Treatment” initiative launched by the Maryland Department of Health Behavioral Health Administration, this four part clinical training is an in-depth basic program which builds the capability of providers to deliver problem gambling treatment for individuals and their families.

Providers who have had no or little problem gambling/gambling disorder clinical training are encouraged to attend this program, especially those providers and private practitioners participating in the Problem Gambling Reimbursement Program administered by the Maryland Department of Health Behavioral Health Administration.

NOTE:  The agenda for this 12-hour, four-part clinical training program builds onto itself. Mandatory attendance is required on the previous three-hour program to receive CEUs for attendance on the next program. Please refer to the Agenda and Continued Education Units section for further details.

GOALS

    • To provide an overview of the scope of gambling/problem gambling in US and Maryland
    • To present screening, assessment and brief intervention strategies that can be applied in various clinical settings on identifying problem gamblers and addressing the impact of gambling on recovery.
    • To review and understand gambling addiction from a personal experience (documentary).
    • To provide a family systems overview of problem gambling and an analysis of financial considerations.
    • To understand different treatment approaches and strategies and their role in treatment planning.
    • To understand how harm reduction strategies can be applied to treatment of gambling disorder

OBJECTIVES

    • Define gambling, problem gambling, gambling disorder  and  responsible gambling.
    • Identify at least 3 ways to integrate the topic of problem gambling and impact of gambling into existing intake, screening and assessment protocols.
    • Understand the effects of gambling addiction through a personal story (documentary).
    • Practice effective treatment planning.
    • Practice utilizing brief motivational and referral strategies to address potential gambling and problem gambling issues w clients in substance use and mental health treatment.
    • Identify impact of gambling on families and appropriate interventions for addressing financial issues
    • Gain an understanding of different treatment strategies and how they can be employed in the treatment of gambling disorder
    • Apply harm reduction strategies in the treatment of gambling disorder

AGENDA

The basic clinic virtual training workshops are three-hours in length with a brief 15-minute break. These programs are designed as interactive workshops.

  • Part I - Introduction and Overview to Gambling, Problem Gambling and Gambling Disorder

    Friday, October 16, 2020 – 9AM – 12PM EDT

    • Basics of Gambling and Problem Gambling
    • Effective Screening and Assessment
    • Brief Intervention and Motivational Approaches
  • Part II – Problem Gambling and Gambling Disorder: Personal Stories and the Road into Treatment

    Thursday, October 22, 2020 – 9AM – 12PM EDT

    • Problem Gambling and It’s Effects
    • Documentary on addiction and recovery
    • Treatment Engagement
    • Treatment Planning

    Note: Attendance in Part I is mandatory to receive CEUs for this Part II program.

  • Part III – Treatment Strategies

    Friday, November 13, 2020 – 9AM – 12PM EDT

    • The Integration of Best Practices
    • Treatment Approaches and Strategies
    • Harm Reduction and MI
    • CBT

    Note: Attendance in Part I and Part II is mandatory to receive CEUs for this Part III program.

  • Part IV – Treatment Strategies Continued

    Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 9AM – 12PM EDT

    • Addressing Finances and the Family
    • Mindfulness Based Strategies

    Note: Attendance in Part I, Part II and Part III is mandatory to receive CEUs for this Part IV program.

CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

This is four-part program, awarding three Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per each program day, and a total of 12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attendance 9:00 AM–12:00PM EDT each of the four days.

A separate registration is required for each individual Workshop.  The Evaluation and CEU awards will be processed and distributed at the conclusion of each Workshop Part for that specific workshop.

Please Note Mandatory Attendance requirements:

  • Mandatory attendance is required on Part I/October 16, 2020 to receive CEUs for attendance on Part II/October 22, 2020.
  • Mandatory attendance is required on Part II/October 22, 2020 to receive CEUs for attendance on Part III/November 13, 2020 or Part IV/November 19, 2020.
  • Mandatory attendance is required on Part III/November 13, 2020 to receive CEUs for attendance on Part IV/November 19, 2020.

Note: These virtual training programs are designed as interactive workshops.  CEUs will be provided for online attendance only (as recorded by GoToWebinar). No CEUs will be awarded by attendance through Audio only.

REGISTRATION

Although this is a 12-hour, four-part clinical training series, a separate registration is required for each Workshop.  Once you complete the registration, you will receive a separate email confirmation for each program date.  Note, there are mandatory attendance requirements to receive CEUs for this clinical training series, please reference the Continuing Education Unit section.

CONTACT

Please contact Donna Gaspar, Communications Manager (dgaspar@som.umaryland.edu , 667-214-2120) if you have any questions on this program and any other training programs and awareness initiatives at the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling.