Stage II: Applications and Approaches in Treating Gambling Disorder

August 23, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 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 Trainer: Dr. Heather Chapman, Ph.D., ICGC-II, BACC
Dr. Chapman is the Director of the Brecksville Gambling Treatment Program and Deputy Director of the Veterans Addiction Recovery Center at the Cleveland VA Medical Center as well as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. Working with problem gambling for over 20 years, she is an internationally certified gambling counselor/board-approved clinical consultant from the International Gambling Certification Board of the NCPG. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and as such has developed groups specifically designed to enhance change for those struggling with problem and disordered gambling. Additionally, Dr. Chapman has been elected to the National Council on Problem Gambling Board, starting July 2022.