ATTC Network Problem Gambling Webinar Series

Get the facts on problem gambling disorder.

This webinar series provides an overview of the most important issues behavioral healthcare professionals need to consider when treating clients with or at risk of developing a problem gambling disorder.

*Coming soon: Earn CEUs by watching a problem gambling webinar and completing a short quiz!

Problem Gambling: Overview, Diagnosis, Epidemiology, and new DSM-5 Criteria

The 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) of the American Psychiatric Association, released in 2013, places problem gambling in the “Addiction and Related Disorders” classification along with alcohol and other substance use disorders. In this webinar, learn more about the prevalence of and risk factors for problem gambling and how it is now defined in the DSM-5.

Presenter:  Dr. Peter Nathan, University of Iowa

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Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment

A growing body of research shows that unidentified problem gambling increases treatment costs and decreases treatment effectiveness in both general and behavioral health care settings. Screening tools can help get people with a gambling disorder into treatment sooner. This webinar reviews the most commonly used evidenced-based brief problem gambling screening instruments.

Presenter: Dr. Lori Rugle, Director, Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling

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DSM-5 Changes for Gambling: How will they affect treatment?

The DSM-5 brought about changes to the diagnosis of gambling disorder. Hear from an insider how and why these changes took place and what they mean for treatment. Dr. Petry was a member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Substance Use Disorders Workgroup for the DSM-5, and she led the subcommittee on behavioral addictions. In this webinar, she will outline how the DSM-5 changes will affect the assessment and treatment of gambling problems for years to come.

Presenter: Dr. Nancy Petry, University of Connecticut Health Center

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Special Populations: Adolescents, American Indians and Alaska Natives, Hispanics and Latinos

Problem gambling does not discriminate based on age, race, or ethnic background, yet people in some groups are at greater risk of developing a gambling addiction. This webinar will focus on three special populations: adolescents, American Indians, and Hispanics and Latinos. Presenters will discuss the factors that make people in these groups more vulnerable to problem gambling as well as their unique problem gambling treatment needs.  

Dr. Ken Winters, Director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse Research, University of Minnesota
Dr. Kate Spilde, San Diego State University and Chair, Sycuan Institute on Tribal Gaming
Dr. Mary Cuadrado, University of Texas, El Paso

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