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Gambling, Problem Gambling, and Gambling Disorder – Addressing the Critical Elements: What Behavioral Health Providers Really Need to Know

Problem gambling can have devastating impacts on individuals, families, and communities. It can have an impact on personal finances, individual well-being, family and business relationships, employment, mental health, suicidal thoughts or attempts, and more. Compared to other addictive disorders, problem gambling is associated with a high rate of suicide ideation and suicide attempts.

To help behavioral health providers address this addiction, the Northwest ATTC has partnered with the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling to offer this 3-hour workshop. To be effective in their work, behavioral health providers and others offering counseling for those negatively impacted by gambling need specialized training.

This session will offer a broad overview of problem gambling. It will include an overview of gambling, problem gambling, and Gambling Disorder. Problem gambling will be considered through the lens of cultural diversity. We will also consider how problem gambling relates to other co-occurring disorders. Participants will gain an increased understanding of this topic and learn about tools for how best to screen for problem gambling and make referrals to treatment. Information on how to pursue Gambling Counselor Certification will also be provided in the session.

This training is designed as a high-level introduction to the current state of commercial gambling, responsible gambling, problem gambling, and Gambling Disorder. It is appropriate for behavioral health practitioners, prevention specialists, peer recovery coaches, and others who would like to add to their skill base to be able to better address problem gambling and Gambling Disorder.

Starts: May. 25, 2021 1:00 pm
Ends: May. 25, 2021 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
May 25, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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