• Problem Gambling Overview
The deadline for this training has been extended. Thank you to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for its continued support.


Problem Gambling Overview

Developed July 2021

1.5 CEs

This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio.

Level of Course | 200 Intermediate

Participants will understand the Diagnostic Criteria for Gambling Disorder as well as co-occurring disorders often present. Participants will also be introduced to screening and assessment tools and some suggestions on how to identify and engage clients with gambling problems. We will also introduce some gaming company marketing and resources through the state that are available. Some information on credentialing, self-exclusion and prevalence will be offered. We will also discuss the increased danger of suicidality in this population.

This course is constructed as reading-based and noninteractive.


  1. Participants will be introduced to diagnostic criteria for Gambling Disorder.
  2. Participants will be introduced to resources available in Ohio for treatment, prevention, and education on problem gambling.
  3. Participants will be introduced to evidence-based treatment modalities shown to be effective in problem gambling.

Developed by:

Scott Anderson, LCDCII

Problem Gambling Treatment Coordinator, OhioMHAS

Scott Anderson, LCDC II, has been an Alcohol and other Drug Program Specialist for the state of Ohio since 2009. Currently, he serves as the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Problem Gambling Treatment Coordinator. Anderson has participated in development and presentation of the Problem Gambling Level I and Level II training curricula. He has attended hundreds of hours of gambling specific training and many Problem Gambling state, national and international conferences. Monthly, Anderson participates in Gambling Supervision calls, as well as provides support for agency providers and the Problem Gambling Helpline. He has presented on Problem Gambling at various conferences, workshops and groups throughout the state and nationally.

Milan Karna, OCPC

Problem Gambling Project Director, OhioMHAS

Milan Karna, OCPC currently serves as the Problem Gambling Project Director at the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Prior to his current role he served as a DFC coordinator for the Wood County Prevention Coalition. He also served as one of the co-chairs of the Wood County Addiction Task Force, as an advisory board member for the Statewide Prevention Coalition Association, and as a member of the Bowling Green State University Alcohol and Other Drug Task Force. In 2019, Milan was the recipient of the ADAPAO Community Champion Award for going above and beyond expectations to advance prevention within his community. Milan has also presented at the 2018 Coalitions Rising Conference and at the 29th Annual Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Leadership Forum in 2019.

Evaluations will be immediately downloadable and must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Please contact us at cswce@osu.edu should you need further assistance.

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The Ohio State University, College of Social Work is an approved provider for the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist (CSWMFT) Board. Provider Number: RCST111747

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