Problem Gambling Integration and Workbook Facilitator Training
Have you wondered how best to integrate screening for problem gambling into your work? This session seeks to teach skill development and provide resources for behavioral health workers who are not certified gambling counselors but who want to be equipped to do this integration. The first half of the session will focus on holistic and integrated care for co-occurring mental health, substance use and gambling disorders by way of gambling screening, brief-intervention, and referral best-practices (using the SBIRT model as a foundation), and creating a “safe space” to talk about gambling with cultural sensitivity. The second half of
the session will provide facilitator training for a problem gambling education integration curriculum-reader designed for use in mental health and substance use disorder treatment groups.
- Be able to choose from validated problem gambling screening tools to conduct an SBIRT-style screening, brief-intervention/feedback and referral process using a few simple best practices.
- Receive some guidance on creating a “safe space” to talk about gambling with compassion, nonjudgement, and cultural sensitivity.
- Receive a problem gambling education integration curriculum-reader (PDF) and training to facilitate this curriculum in care delivery and treatment.
All participants will be granted access to a Problem Gambling Education Session Reader and other valuable resources related to integration of problem gambling.
3 hours of NAADAC-approved CE credits available.