30 Hour Training – Resource Center

Hello! Welcome to the 30 Hour Training Resource Center!

First of all, we would like to offer our sincere thanks to you for committing your time to this training, and to expanding your services to assist those who are struggling with gambling related issues.

This webpage will serve as your ‘one stop’ location for access to course handouts, activities and valuable resources related to discussion and activities that will be covered throughout the live and OnDemand sessions of the training.

Please take a moment to bookmark this page, as you will be accessing it regularly throughout the 30 hours.

Previously, this training was conducted as a live, in classroom event, using PowerPoint slide presentation, discussion, handouts, activities and videos to conduct the training. Moving to virtual has resulted in a shift regarding delivery, however the content of the program will remain the same, and meets all of the necessary requirements for international certification.

The following breakdown will help you navigate which materials you will need for each Live and OnDemand module – please be sure to review all of the materials prior to each Live session, and if you are able, print out any that you feel may be helpful.

  • The live sessions will be held using the Zoom meeting platform – for information about the meetings, including dates, times and how to access the meetings, please click HERE.
  • Every week, between live sessions, there will be self-paced OnDemand content that must be completed prior to the following live session. To access the OnDemand content, please follow the instructions found HERE. Password info will be provided at the end of Live Sessions prior to each OnDemand session.
  • The activity sheets for all of the session coursework are editable PDF files – if you would prefer to download them all at once, or print them out ahead of time, you can access the entire packet of activity sheets by clicking HERE.
  • To download a copy of the course schedule, which provides a breakdown of the content that will be covered during each session, please click HERE.
  • Please take a moment to review the Participant Expectations prior to beginning the 30 Hour Training – you can access this by clicking HERE.

Throughout the training, if you have any questions, or need any assistance, please feel free to contact me at josh@pacouncil.com

We look forward to spending the next several weeks with you!


WEEK ONE – Live Session #1

  • International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB)
    • Click HERE to access website
  • VIDEOIGCCB Welcome (Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC)
  • PA Dept. of Drug & Alcohol Programs
    • Click HERE to access their gambling treatment page
  • VIDEODDAP Welcome (Amy Hubbard, DDAP)
  • GROUP ACTIVITY – What is Gambling?
    • Click HERE for the activity sheet

 

WEEK ONE – OnDemand Session #1

  • To access the OnDemand program, click HERE
  • CCGP Homepage – click HERE
  • Your First Step to Change located on the Informational Books and Publications menu
  • PA Certification Board – Click HERE for info on the Cert. of Competency in Problem Gambling
  • International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB) – Click HERE to access the site
  • PA Dept. of Drug & Alcohol Programs – Click HERE to access their gambling treatment page
  • PA Gaming Control Board (PGCB) – Click HERE to learn more about regulated gambling in PA
  • ACTIVITY – 2004 / 2017 Gambling Expansion in PA – Click HERE for the activity sheet
  • VIDEOLuck, Skill and the Rise of Gambling (Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC)

 

WEEK ONE – Live Session #2

  • CCGP Homepage – click HERE
  • GROUP ACTIVITY – Mental Health/SUD Similarities & Differences – Click HERE for the activity sheet
  • VIDEOPublic Health & Gambling (Victor Ortiz, MSW, LADC-1, CADC-II)
  • VIDEOSelf-Exclusion in PA (Liz Lanza, Director of OCPG, PGCB)
  • Office of Compulsive and Problem Gambling (OCPG) – Click HERE to learn more about PA Self-Exclusion programs
  • Gamban – Click HERE to learn more about Gamban, an online gambling site blocking tool

WEEK TWO – Live Session #3

  • Over the weekend – 4 calls were made to Helpline & referred to YOU!!!!
  • Meet our ‘Participants’! – Click HERE to access Intro Case sheets
  • BREAKOUT ACTIVITY – Applying DSM Criteria – Click HERE for the activity sheet
    • DSM-5 Criteria Reference Sheet – Click HERE
    • Pathways Subtype Reference Sheet – Click HERE
  • Screening Tools – To access downloadable screening tools click HERE
  • GROUP ACTIVITY – Integrating Assessments – Click HERE for the activity sheet
  • VIDEOTreatment Planning (Gregory Krausz, MA, CAADC, LPC)

 

WEEK TWO – OnDemand Session #2

  • To access the OnDemand program, click HERE
  • ACTIVITY – Watch the following videos and identify possible concerns about working with clients who may have distorted views of gambling – Click HERE for the activity sheet
  • ACTIVITY – Failures and Contingencies – Click HERE for the activity sheet
  • VIDEOMindfulness (Anthony Parente, MA, LCPC, NCC, MAC, ICGC-II, BACC)

 

WEEK TWO – Live Session #4

  • ACTIVITY – Structure of Treatment Plan – Click HERE for the activity sheet
  • ACTIVITY – Motivational Interviewing – Click HERE for the activity sheet

WEEK THREE – Live Session #5 

  • ACTIVITY – Review the PA Youth Survey (PAYS) 2019 – Click HERE for the activity sheet
  • VIDEOGaming & Gambling (Dr. Stephanie Diez-Morel, PhD., LCSW, MCAP)
      • To access the Game Addiction Scale (GAS), click HERE
    • To access the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale, click HERE
  • VIDEOGambling & Culture (Dr. Deborah Haskins, Ph.D., LCPC, ICGC-II, BACC)

 

WEEK THREE – OnDemand Session #3

  • To access the OnDemand program, click HERE
  • ACTIVITY – Tx plan with cultural considerations – Click HERE for the activity sheet
  • ACTIVITY – Senior/Community Center programs – Click HERE for the activity sheet
  • ACTIVITY – Download & review ‘Problem Gamblers and Their Finances’ for our next meeting
  • VIDEOUnderstanding Joy

 

WEEK THREE – Live Session #6

  • VIDEOGambling Treatment Diversion Court (The Honorable Judge Cheryl Moss, ret.)
  • ACTIVITY – Addressing Financial Situations – Click HERE for the activity sheet
  • ACTIVITY – Suicide Prevention – Click HERE for the activity sheet

WEEK FOUR – Live Session #7

 

WEEK FOUR – OnDemand Session #4

 

WEEK FOUR – LIVE SESSION #8

  • VIDEOGlenn’s Gamble
  • ACTIVITY – Group Discussion – “Glenn’s Gamble” – Click HERE for the activity sheet
  • Certification Review
    • International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB)
      • Click HERE to access site
    • PA Certification Board
      • Click HERE for info on the Cert. of Competency in Problem Gambling
    • PA Dept. of Drug & Alcohol Programs
      • Click HERE to access the gambling treatment page
  • IGCCB Exam Study Guide