Stage II: Applications and Approaches in Treating Gambling Disorder

January 24 @ 10:00 am - January 26 @ 3:00 pm

Location: Virtual Event
Cost: $50

Stage II builds on the Stage I training, aimed at conceptualization, treatment planning, and treatment delivery for those presenting with problem gambling and gambling disorder.

This training builds on Stage I: Gambling, Problem Gambling and Ohio’s Service System and is aimed at conceptualization, treatment planning, and treatment delivery for those presenting with problem gambling and gambling disorder. Best practice models of care for gambling issues will be reviewed, specifically highlighting Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-Based Interventions. The training will be interactive, with large and small group exercises aimed at increasing competencies for gambling treatment.

Prerequisite: Stage I: Gambling, Problem Gambling, and Ohio’s Service System or 12 hours of previous gambling counseling training required

Learning Objectives:
• Participants will learn assessment tools and protocols designed specifically for gambling treatment
• Participants will learn culturally sensitive treatment protocols designed for treating gambling and reducing gambling harm
• Participants will review potential ethical dilemmas when working with clients presenting with gambling issues

Who Should Attend: Treatment professionals looking to specialize in treating gambling disorder

Cost: $50

Continuing Education:
12.0 CEUs are available for this training which can be used toward obtaining the GAMB Endorsement through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board or can prove scope of competency through the Ohio Social Worker, Counselor, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Problem Gambling Network of Ohio is an approved continuing education provider through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board, and the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board Subject Areas:
– No prevention continuing education hours are available for this training.
– C1: 1.0 hours; C2: 3.75 hours; C3: 1.5 hour; C4: 0.5 hours; C8: 1.75 hours; C9: 2.0 hours; R1: 1.5 hours
– G1: 2.25 hours; G2: 5.25 hours; G3: 2.5 hours; G4: 2.0 hours

This virtual training will run each day from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET with a 1-hour break from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Each day will consist of 4 hours of content totaling 12 hours.

Lead Trainers: Abdullah Mahmood, LSW, LCDCIII-GAMB, OCPSA & Jesse Wodrig, MBA, LCDCIII-GAMB, OCPSA
Abdullah is the Program Coordinator for PGNO. He has counseled individuals with substance use disorders, opioid use disorders, and gambling disorders. He has experience in direct care as well as in prevention. He has worked with many different client populations from adolescents, adults, to minority communities. In his current role, Abdullah supports individuals getting their gambling endorsement, facilitates training, and answers daytime warm transfer calls through the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline.

Jesse is PGNO’s OGTN Manager. Jesse has worked in the treatment services field for 10 years primarily working with clients living with substance use disorders. He has both direct service and administrative experience in this field. Starting in 2020, he started trainings to build competency to assist clients living with gambling disorders, and this has become his primary professional interest. As the OGTN Manager, Jesse heads efforts to connect clients to telehealth services for assistance in treating gambling disorders while also facilitating occasional trainings.