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march, 2018


2018 CCGP Statewide East Conference


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


Radisson Hotel Philadelphia Northeast

2400 Old Lincoln Hwy, Trevose, PA 19053

Event Details

2018 Statewide East Conference

will focus on:

  • The role of forgiveness in one’s mental well-being and throughout the recovery process
  • Benefits of integrating, rather than isolating, problem gambling prevention efforts
  • The use of Solution Focused Brief Therapy with clients experiencing gambling related issues


James Walsh, Ph.D., LPCMH, BACC, NCGC-II

Private Practice & Faculty – MS Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Wilmington University

Carl Robertston, M.R.E., M.Div

Prevention Manager, Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling

Nancy Milliron, MS, CADC, LPC (ret), CCMS, CCPG

Consultant Trainer




Registration & Breakfast



Welcome & Opening Remarks



James Walsh, Ph.D., LPCMH, BACC, NCGC-II

“Forgiveness and Gambling Addiction: The Psychology of Letting Go”



Morning Break



James Walsh, Ph.D., LPCMH, BACC, NCGC-II

“Forgiveness and Gambling Addiction: The Psychology of Letting Go” cont.






Carl Robertson, M.R.E., M.Div

“Integration vs. Isolation: Special Populations and Cultural Issues”



Afternoon Break



Nancy Milliron, MS, CADC, LPC (ret), CCMS, CCPG

“Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Gambling Disorder”



Closing Remarks



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

  1. Have detailed knowledge concerning what it means to forgive and to pardon, and how these two separate constructs are related
  2. Understand the relationship between the compassion found in forgiveness and pardoning and subjective well being
  3. Have learned exercises intended to facilitate the motivation to seek and to extend to others forgiveness and pardon
  4. Discuss ways to integrate gambling into existing prevention services
  5. Share information about reaching out to various populations, as well as barriers to communication
  6. Discuss the use of Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) as an approach to assist those experiencing gambling related issues to become engaged in the treatment process.

Sponsoring Partners

  • The Pennsylvania Lottery
  • Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
  • Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
  • Livengrin Foundation
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
  • Our Gaming Partners

Continuing Education

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)

National Gambling Credits

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


A discounted block of sleeping rooms have been reserved for conference attendees. Please contact the Radisson Hotel Northeast Philadelphia at 215-638-8300 to make arrangements.


Limited exhibit space will be made available. Please contact Josh Ercole at for more information.


A limited number of scholarships have been made available by the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs – for more information, or to apply, please contact Josh Ercole at

Register Now

To register, select your registration type and click the “Buy Now” button. If you are purchasing CEUs, please provide your first and last name for the credits.

Registration & Continuing Education
Attendee First and Last Name

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Please note: Registering for this conference will result in future monthly emails from CCGP, promoting events that will be held throughout the year


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