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.

While the online program will not utilize the same slides that the classroom sessions, we want you to have access to them – the entire four day slide deck can be accessed by clicking HERE.

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.


WEEK ONE – Live Session #1

  • 30 Hour Resource Center – click HERE to access page
  • International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB) – click HERE to access website
  • PA Dept. of Drug & Alcohol Programs – click HERE to access their gambling treatment page
  • GROUP ACTIVITY – What is Gambling? – click HERE for activity sheet
  • To access OnDemand program, click HERE

 

WEEK ONE – OnDemand Session #1

  • To access OnDemand program, click HERE
  • CCGP Homepage – click HERE
    • First Step to Change Booklocated on the Informational Books and Publications menu
  • International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB) – click HERE to access website
  • 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 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 – Find & submit links to articles about gambling expansion in PA – include takeaways
    • Click HERE for activity sheet
  • VIDEOLuck, Skill and the Rise of Gambling (Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC)
    • Watch video and prepare for discussion in Live Session #2

 

WEEK ONE – Live Session #2

  • CCGP Homepage – click HERE
    • First Step to Change Booklocated on the Informational Books and Publications menu
  • VIDEOPublic Health & Gambling (Victor Ortiz, MSW, LADC-1, CADC-II)
    • If you would like to revisit any moments of our discussion with Victor, please click HERE
  • 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’!
    • Download introductory case description of each HERE
  • Screening Tools – To access downloadable screening tools click HERE
  • GROUP ACTIVITY – Integrating Assessments – click HERE for activity sheet
  • BREAKOUT ACTIVITY – Applying DSM Criteria – click HERE for activity sheet
  • GROUP ACTIVITY – Mental Health/SUD Similarities & Differences – click HERE for activity sheet
  • VIDEOTreatment Planning (Gregory Krausz, MA, CAADC, LPC)
    • If you would like to revisit any moments of our discussion with Greg, please click HERE

 

WEEK TWO – OnDemand Session #2

  • ACTIVITY – Watch the following videos and identify possible concerns about working with clients who may have distorted views of gambling
    • Jon Grant – Near Misses
    • Gamblers Fallacy
    • How Slots Work
    • Click HERE for activity sheet
  • ACTIVITY – Failures and Contingencies – click HERE for activity sheet
  • VIDEOMindfulness (Anthony Parente, MA, LCPC, NCC, MAC, ICGC-II, BACC)
    • If you would like to revisit any moments of our discussion with Anthony, please click HERE

 

WEEK TWO – Live Session #4

  • ACTIVITY??? – Structure of Treatment Plan – click HERE for activity sheet
  • ACTIVITY??? – Motivational Interviewing – click HERE for activity sheet
  • BREAKOUT ACTIVITY – Participant Treatment Discussion – click HERE for activity sheet

WEEK THREE – Live Session #5 

  • ACTIVITYPA Youth Survey (PAYS) 2019 – click HERE for activity sheet
    • (ASSIGNMENT – Find county/state gambling PAYS info and report)
  • VIDEOGaming & Gambling (Dr. Stephanie Diez-Morel, PhD., LCSW, MCAP)
    • If you would like to revisit our discussion with Dr. Diez-Morel, please click HERE
  • VIDEOGambling & Culture (Dr. Deborah Haskins, Ph.D., LCPC, ICGC-II, BACC)
    • If you would like to revisit our discussion with Dr. Haskins, please click HERE

 

WEEK THREE – OnDemand Session #3

  • ACTIVITY – College/Sports Gambling – click HERE for activity sheet
    • Find/submit/review news articles about college/sports gambling (news or PGCB)
  • ACTIVITY – Gaming Operator Protections & Tools – click HERE for activity sheet
    • Explore gaming operator sites and submit brief review of RG pages
  • ACTIVITY – Community programs – click HERE for activity sheet
    • Contact a community center, homeless shelter or senior center near you – what (prevention) programs, if any, are there
  • ACTIVITYGame Quitters – click HERE for activity sheet
    • Visit & Explore Game Quitters site – Find & Submit closest therapist

 

WEEK THREE – Live Session #6

  • VIDEOUnderstanding Joy
    • If you would like to revisit the film, please click HERE
  • VIDEOGambling Treatment Diversion Court (The Honorable Judge Cheryl Moss, ret.)
    • If you would like to revisit our discussion with Judge Moss, please click HERE
  • ACTIVITY??? – Financial Plan – click HERE for activity sheet
    • Assignment – Download Financial book – CREATE EXERCISE (GREG)
  • ACTIVITY – Suicide Prevention – click HERE for activity sheet
    • ID Suicide prevention resources in your county?

WEEK FOUR – Live Session #7

  • BREAKOUT ACTIVITY – The Great Debate – click HERE for activity sheet
  • VIDEOTeletherapy (Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC, PC)
    • If you would like to revisit our discussion with Jody, please click HERE
  • IGCCB Code of Ethics
  • NASW Code of Ethics
  • PA Certification Board Code of Ethics
  • ACTIVITY??? – Ethical for a counselor to gamble discussion – click HERE for activity sheet
  • ACTIVITY??? – Self Care Group Exercise – click HERE for activity sheet

 

WEEK FOUR – OnDemand Session #4

  • ACTIVITYGA meeting phone list Click HERE for activity sheet
  • Submit short report w/takeaways – demographic, compelling stories, meeting dynamics, etc.)
  • VIDEOGambling & Military (Dr. Lori Rugle, PhD., ICGC-II, BACC)
    • If you would like to revisit our discussion with Dr. Rugle, please click HERE

 

LIVE SESSION #8 (WEEK FOUR) – 3 hours total (Josh)

  • VIDEOGlenn’s Gamble
    • If you would like to revisit the film, please click HERE
  • ACTIVITY – Group Discussion – Glenn’s Gamble
  • 15 min – Next steps
  • Certification review
    • International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB) – click HERE to access website
    • 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 their gambling treatment page
  • 10 min – Survey / Feedback
  • 10 min – Contact info

ITEMS FOR DOWNLOADABLE FORM

 

  • Book/Resources Review – provide with downloadable materials
    • Rack Cards / Posters / etc.
    • All Bets Off / ACT / Confessions of Slot Queen / First Step to Change / Marilyn Lancelot / Jeff D. Books / Jody’s Book / Ciarocci Book / Etc.
    • Web resources