Problem Gambling Clinical Webinar Series FY21

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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).

Additional Webinars will be posted throughout the year.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Celebrating National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: Focusing on Health Equity in Problem Gambling Prevention

Presented By:

Deborah Haskins, Ph.D., LCPC, ACS, MAC, ICGC-II, BACC, President Maryland Council on Problem Gambling
Heather Eshleman, MPH, Prevention Manager
James Nowlin, Peer Recovery Support Specialist
Summary:​
National and Maryland data show minority populations are at greater risk of problem gambling. This webinar will show data and research findings indicating this heath disparity and discuss reasons why minority populations may be at greater risk. The Maryland Council on Problem Gambling will discuss successes and challenges of the faith-based communities wellness grants initiative. The Center will highlight problem gambling prevention strategies implemented through youth and special populations grant programs. Recommendations for how your organization can promote health equity, raise awareness of responsible gambling, and promote resources for help will be discussed.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  1. Learn the most recent data on minority gambling behaviors and why this population may be at greater risk of problem gambling.
  2. Learn about the faith-based communities wellness grants initiative.
  3. Learn about strategies implemented through the youth and special populations grant program reaching minority populations.
  4. Learn how your organization can get involved with increasing health equity related to responsible gambling and promoting resources for help.

Friday, June 10, 2022

Don’t Forget About the Power of the Unconscious: A Psychodynamic Approach to Working with Problem Gamblers

Presented By:

Anthony S. Parente, MA, LCPC, ICGC II
Summary:​
Summary: This interesting and informative webinar will discuss the unconscious processes that effect the development of the problem gambler. We will explore the various levels of consciousness, as it relates to the problem gambler. The discussion will also address the role of defense mechanisms, fantasy life and transference in the understanding of gambling disordered individuals. The application of psychodynamic principals in the treatment of the gambler will also be included in the presentation.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  • Participants will develop a greater understanding psychodynamic theory and how it explains the development of gambling disorder.
  • Participants will learn how the concepts of defense mechanisms; fantasy life and transference apply to problem gambling.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of how to apply the principals of psychodynamic psychology to the treatment of gambling disorder.

Friday, May 27, 2022

The Importance of Language in our Work with problem Gamblers

Presented By:

Dr. Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC II, BACC, ICGD
Summary:​
A couple of years I ago, I was sitting next to a dear friend and person in recovery from a gambling disorder. I leaned over and whispered to her how distressing I found it for the presenter to refer to a person in recovery as “the gambler.” She said, “I know, if they say that one more time, I may scream.” This use of language is the norm, not the exception. It is so ubiquitous we don’t even think about it. Much more has been written about the significance of the language of recovery in the Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health fields; particularly around issues of stigma and shame. This presentation will address the importance of how to use words and language to reduce stigma in the field of gambling disorder for both individuals in recovery and their partners in recovery.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  • Participants will be able to identify evidence for how gambling disorder is stigmatized.
  • Participants will be able to define person first language and how even “neutral” terms may contribute to stigma around gambling disorder
  • Participants will be able to identify effective strategies for reducing the stigma associated with harmful gambling

Friday, May 13, 2022

Promoting Resilience in The Family: Working with the Families of those with a Gambling Disorder

Presented By:

Anthony S. Parente, MA, LCPC, ICGC II
Summary:​
The family members of the problem gambler experience a great deal of emotional strain and stress. Families need support and assistance to restore balance and psychological equilibrium. Join us for this interesting and informative presentation on family dynamics and building family resilience. Learn how to help families heal, grow, and recover. This workshop will address the treatment issues that are common and unique when working with the families of the problem gambler.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  • To learn the definition of resilience and how to promote it.
  • To develop an increased understanding of how to build resilience in the family of the problem gambler.
  • To increase understanding of relevant family issues involved in the treatment of problem gamblers
  • To learn therapeutic techniques to promote the recovery of the problem gambler and their family.

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Friday, June 11, 2021

Motivational Interviewing with the Problem Gambler

Presented By:

Anthony S. Parente, MA, LCPC, NCC, MAC, ICGC II, BACC
Summary:​
Motivational Interviewing is an effective evidenced based approach used in the treatment of addictions. It is a Person-Centered style of counseling that uses techniques which engage clients to move toward changing behaviors and their lives. Join us for this informative workshop on how to impact the change process with clients who have problems with gambling with co-occurring addictions. Understand the spirit and the stages of MI as well as the strategies relevant for each stage. Explore when and how to use Motivational Interviewing as one of the intervention tools that is applicable to a variety of settings. This workshop will provide the clinician an opportunity to reflect on their practice.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  • Learn what Motivational Interviewing is and how it works to effect change.
  • Learn how to apply the skills of MI.
  • Gain an enriched understanding of the change process and our resistance to change.
  • Learn and how to move clients through the stages of change.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are provided for attendance on live webinar presentations; no CEUs are awarded for recording views.

Friday, May 28, 2021

Don’t Forget About the Power of the Unconscious: A Psychodynamic Approach to Working with Problem Gamblers.

Presented By:

Anthony S. Parente, MA, LCPC, NCC, MAC, ICGC II, BACC
Summary:​
This interesting and informative webinar will discuss the unconscious processes that effect the development of the problem gambler. We will explore the various levels of consciousness, as it relates to the problem gambler. The discussion will also address the role of defense mechanisms, fantasy life and transference in the understanding of gambling disordered individuals. The application of psychodynamic principals in the treatment of the gambler will also be included in the presentation.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  • Develop a greater understanding psychodynamic theory and how it explains the development of gambling disorder.
  • Learn the concepts of defense mechanisms, fantasy life and transference apply to problem gambling.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of how to apply the principals of psychodynamic psychology to the treatment of gambling disorder.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are provided for attendance on live webinar presentations; no CEUs are awarded for recording views.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Peer Recovery Support for Problem Gambling

Presented By:

The Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialists
Summary:​
Peer Recovery Support provides individualized recovery for those seeking a healthier and happier life from addictive behavior. In FY2017, the Maryland Department of Health Behavioral Health Administration expanded the state’s Peer Support initiatives by granting the Center additional funding to develop a Peer Recovery Support program specifically for those struggling with problem gambling and disordered gambling. Sharing personal insights, the Center’s Peer team will provide an overview of peer support for problem gambling/disordered gambling and share their experiences (successes and challenges).
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  • Understand the history and effectiveness of Peer Recovery Support in general and within Maryland.
  • Learn how Peer Recovery Support for problem gambling/disordered gambling differs from other addiction support.
  • Learn about the resources available for problem gambling Peer Support and how to engage the Center’s Peer team.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are provided for attendance on live webinar presentations; no CEUs are awarded for recording views.