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Due to Federal and State Guidelines around Covid-19, in-person events and trainings are currently on hold.  For more information, please contact the Center at (667) 214-2120 (voice message) or mdcepg@gmail.com. Thank you.

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

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.

Problem Gambling Webinar Series

Problem Gambling Webinar Series FY21

We invite you to join the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (the Center) for the 2020-2021 series of free webinars designed to provide additional problem gambling prevention, clinical and recovery training on a variety of topics.  Webinars are one (1) hour in length, 12:00-1:00 PM EDT and award one (1) CEU (unless otherwise specified).

Friday, October 9, 2020

 Two-Hour Program (2 CEUs awarded) – 11AM-1PM EDT 

Fostering Financial Empowerment within
Behavioral Health, Problem Gambling, and Other Clinical Settings

Presented by:

  • Loreen Rugle, PhD, ICGC II
    Consultant, Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling
  • Christine Callahan, PhD, LCSW-C
    Research Associate Professor
    Financial Social Work Initiative (FSWI)
    University of Maryland School of Social Work

Summary:  During this pandemic, financial distress can be especially profound, and it is more important than ever to hone skills related to financial management of resources and sound planning within the behavioral health client population. This training webinar will provide an overview of the relevant financial issues that are present in work with clients who deal with mental health, addiction, and problem gambling issues. The training will help clinicians, peer supporters, and other helping professionals to become more familiar with the financial issues under consideration and to intervene meaningfully and constructively as a part of comprehensive services and care.

Goals:  The goals of this training webinar are to familiarize attendees with financial distress that is often present with clients and families within clinical settings, along with financial empowerment strategies that can be utilized by providers when working with clients.

Learning Objectives:  Attendees should be able to:

  • Understand financial issues and stressors present with clients who are coping with a broad range of behavioral health issues and the role gambling may play particularly in this time of Covid 19, and identify the ongoing financial issues and challenges
  • Identify interventions that can be used when working one-on-one with clients
  • Discuss federal and state programs and resources to be tapped into to help ease financial distress during the pandemic
  • Identify tools and strategies to assist in assessing and intervening with clients in financial distress

2 CEUs Awarded

Two-Hour Program | 11AM - 1PM EDT