Problem Gambling Clinical Webinar Series FY23

Problem Gambling Webinar Series

Problem Gambling Webinar Series FY23

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).

Friday, November 18, 2022

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

Presented By:

Heather Eshleman, MPH, Prevention Manager, the Center, Jasmine Countess, Responsible Gaming Program Director, Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency (MLGCA)
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:

Participants will 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 2022 Holiday Awareness Guide for Behavioral Health Providers and Preventionists.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Finance and Gambling

Presented By:

Lori Rugle PhD, ICGC-II, BACC, ICGD
Summary:​
Participants will gain an understanding of how the meaning and value of money changes with the progression of a gambling disorder and how to talk about and address the financial impact of problem gambling as a key component of the recovery process.
Learning Objectives:
  1. Participants will be able to define how the meaning of money becomes distorted through the progress of a gambling disorder
  2. Participants will be able to identify and assess the common financial consequences of a gambling disorder
  3. Participants will be able to define the key components of a financial recovery plan for disordered gamblers

Friday, December 16, 2022

The Journey to Recovery

Presented By:

Jim Nowlin CPRS, , Carin Miller CPRS , Kenny Crawford CPRS, Will Hinman CPRS, Ken Wolfson CPRS
Summary:​
Gambling, like all addictions can have an arduous journey back to a normal way of thinking and living. Unfortunately, many people do not seem to comprehend the complexity of this disease and as it goes undetected it becomes that elephant in the room which nobody seems to notice or is comfortable addressing. To this day many people look at excessive gambling as a problem with which the individual should simply “just stop” before causing further financial or personal problems. As certified peer recovery specialists in recovery from a gambling disorder we will share our experiences with the struggles involving recognizing the gambling addiction, the tools which can be utilized to assist someone you believe is struggling with this disease, ways and means to regain one’s self-worth, and tools which can be utilized to assist in treating the disease.
Learning Objectives:
  • A better understanding of the difference between recreational/pleasure gambling and problem gambling.
  • Suggestions on approaching an individual whom you suspect might have a gambling problem.
  • Treatment options for an individual with a gambling problem, both short term and long term.

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Friday, October 7, 2022

Gambling Disorder and Co-occurring Disorders

Presented By:

Kristen Beall LCSW-C, ICGC-I, CAC-AD
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.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are provided for attendance on live webinar presentations; no CEUs are awarded for recording views.

Friday, October 28, 2022

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:

  1. Identify scope of problem gambling in active-duty military and veteran populations
  2. Identify problem gambling risk factors for those serving in the military
  3. Adapt treatment strategies to best align with military and veteran groups
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are provided for attendance on live webinar presentations; no CEUs are awarded for recording views.