Problem Gambling Overview
JULY 20, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:30 am
Deadline for registration is July 19
This training is approved for CE for human service workers in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for gambling counseling practitioners.
Level of Course | 200 Intermediate
Participants will have an understanding of 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. Course participants will also be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.
- Participants will be introduced to diagnostic criteria for Gambling Disorder.
- Participants will be introduced to resources available in Ohio for treatment, prevention and education on problem gambling.
- Participants will be introduced to evidence-based treatment modalities shown to be effective in problem gambling.
- 10:00am – Types and definition of gambling
- 10:05am – Diagnostic criteria for problem and pathological gambling
- 10:15am – Similarities and differences to AOD abuse
- 10:20am – Screening and treatment
- 10:30am – Risks including suicide
- 10:35am – Co-occurring mental health and AOD issues
- 10:45am – Relapse prevention and self-exclusion
- 10:50am – ORG and helpline, resources available
- 10:55am – Issues regarding special populations
- 11:00am – Prevention and awareness strategies
- 11:15am – Q & A
- 11:30am – Close
Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.
Scott Anderson, LCDC II
Coordinator, Problem Gambling Treatment, 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
Director, Problem Gambling Treatment, 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 distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.
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