Problem Gambling Clinical Webinar Series FY22

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Problem Gambling Webinar Series FY22

We invite you to join the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling (the Center) for the 2021-2022 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 schedule for January-June, 2022 and registration will go live mid-December, 2021.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Gambling Disorder and Co-occurring Disorders

Presented by: Anthony S. Parente, M.A., LCPC, NCC, MAC, ICGC II, BACC
Summary: What is the relationship between gambling problems and psychiatric disorders? This webinar will deepen your understanding of the underlying causes and conditions that contribute to the development and maintenance of addictions. You will learn about the challenges that clinicians face in providing treatment for those who struggle with co-occurring disorders.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  • Identify the impact of gambling among individuals diagnosed with psychiatric illnesses
  • Identify at least three commonly perceived benefits of gambling for individuals with psychological disorders.
  • Identify treatment approaches to address gambling problems among those with psychiatric conditions.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Problem Gambling Among Military and Veteran Populations

Presented by: Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC, ICGD
Summary: There are substantial risks for those currently serving or who have served in the military to be faced with a gambling problem; a problem not only impacting them, but others in their lives. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) made a clear and strong recommendation that all branches of the military screen, assess and provide treatment for Gambling Disorder. Furthermore, the most current Defense Department Authorization Act has mandated that all services screen for Gambling Disorder. However, there has yet been a systemwide approach to integrating GD into existing addiction and behavioral health services within the Department of Defense or Veterans Administration. This training will address the special needs and risk factors among active duty service members and veterans around problem gambling. Co-occurring issues such as PTSD and suicide will also be discussed.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  • Identify scope of problem gambling in active duty military and veteran populations
  • Identify problem gambling risk factors for those serving in the military
  • Adapt treatment strategies to best align with military and veteran groups

Friday, November 19, 2021

‘Tis the Season for Gifting Responsibly: Avoid Underage Lottery Play and Engage in Responsible Gambling

Presented by: Heather Eshleman, MPH, Prevention Manager; Jasmine Countess, Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency
Summary: December is the season for festive celebrations, generosity and family gatherings. Every December, the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), lotteries across the Country, and community organizations promote gifting lottery tickets responsibly for the holiday season. Year round, The Center collaborates with the MLGCA and community organizations to promote responsible gambling, including underage gambling prevention. Join us for an interactive webinar and learn of strategies implemented by the Center and MLGCA to promote responsible gambling and how you can prevent underage gambling and promote responsible gambling within your organization and your community.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  • Learn about youth gambling and the risks of gambling at a young age.
  • Learn what MLGCA does to promote the Gift Responsibly campaign and prevent underage gambling during the holidays and year-round.
  • Learn about underage and problem gambling prevention strategies for youth that have been implemented in Maryland over the last few years through the Center’s prevention grant programs.
  • Utilize resources and tools for awareness within the 2021 Holiday Awareness Guide for Behavioral Health Providers and Preventionists.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Gambling is NOT the Solution to Financial Woes: Understanding the Stress of Problem/Disordered Gamblers During the Holidays and in the New Year.

Presented by: Kristen Beall, LCSW-C, CAC-AD, Clinical Manager; Kenneth Crawford, CPRS, CRC, Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist; William Hinman, CPRS, CRC, RPS, Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist; Carin Miller, CPRS, CRC, Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist; James Nowlin, Peer Recovery Support Specialist; Kenneth Wolfson, CPRS, CRC, RPS, Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist
Summary: The holiday season and the beginning of a New Year can heighten anxiety for those who grapple with addiction; mental stress can be heightened, and financial strain stretched to the limit. For those who are affected by problems caused by gambling, stress at this time of year can be magnified to new levels – especially when gambling is viewed as a financial solution. Join us for this special webinar to listen as the Center’s Peer Recovery Support Specialists share their personal experiences with gambling addiction and learn financial empowerment strategies to assist your clients and communities.
Learning Objectives:

Attendees should be able to:

  • Understand through personal stories how problem gambling and gambling disorder can heighten stress during the holiday and in the New Year.
  • Identify tools and strategies to assist in assessing and intervening with clients in financial distress.
  • Learn the tools and resources offered by the Center, including Peer Support.

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