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march, 2015

03mar8:00 am4:00 pm2015 CCGPA Statewide Conference: East


(Tuesday) 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Radisson Hotel Philadelphia Northeast

2400 Old Lincoln Hwy, Trevose, PA 19053

Event Details

Explorations: New Ways of Addressing Gambling Disorder

Conference will focus on:

  • Neurobiology and behavioral relationships with regard to gambling disorder
  • Approaches to integrating problem gambling education into existing workshops
  • Ways to incorporate problem gambling assessment and treatment into the current drug court system
  • Faith based approaches to working with problem gamblers

Schedule: 8:00am – 4:00pm

8:00-8:30 Registration & Breakfast
8:30-8:45 Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:45-10:45 Alyssa Wilson, Ph.D, BCBA-D, LBA
A Biopsychosocial Perspective of Disordered Gambling: Current Evidence and Future Directions
10:45-11:00 Morning Break
11:00-12:00 Alyssa Wilson
A Biopsychosocial Perspective of Disordered Gambling, cont.
12:00-1:00 Lunch
12:15–12:45 Sister Carolyn & Reverend William Hamilton – Problem Gambling & Trauma
1:00-2:30 Dick Goldberg & Jody Bechtold, LCSW, NCGC-II, BACC
Explore Your Future: Integrating Problem Gambling Awareness into Existing Programs
2:30-2:45 Afternoon Break
2:45-3:45 Jody Bechtold, LCSW, NCGC-II, BACC
Gambling & Drug Courts
3:45-4:00 Q&A and Closing Remarks


At the conclusion of the program, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe how neurobiological and behavioral measures are studied during gambling activities
  2. Creatively integrate problem gambling education into pre-existing programs and workshops
  3. View problem gambling treatment from a faith based point of view
  4. Consider ways of incorporating gambling screening and treatment approaches into current drug court systems

Sponsoring Partners

  • The Pennsylvania Lottery
  • Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
  • Our Gaming Partners
  • Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

Continuing Education

All attendees will receive National Gambling Credits at no additional charge.

Social Workers
This program is offered for 6.0 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT biennial license renewal. For information on social work continuing education call (412) 624-3711.

$10 fee for Continuing Education Credit for Social Work (Approved by University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work)

This program is co-sponsored by Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and The Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program is being offered for 6.0 continuing education credits.

$30 fee for Continuing Education Credit for Psychology (Approved by Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic)

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