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march, 2019

14mar8:00 am4:00 pm2019 CCGP Statewide West Conference


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


Wyndham University Center Pittsburgh

100 Lytton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Event Details

2019 CCGP Statewide West Conference

will focus on:

  • Evidence based treatment problem gambling treatment successes and shortcomings
  • The use of Solution Focused Brief Therapy with clients experiencing gambling related issues
  • The importance of addressing grief in problem gambling treatment



Dr. Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH

Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience – The University of Chicago – Chicago, IL


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

Consultant Trainer


Deborah Haskins, Ph.D., LCPC, ACS, MAC, ICGC-II

President, Maryland Council on Problem Gambling



8:00-8:30 – Registration & Breakfast


8:30-8:45 – Welcome & Opening Remarks


8:45-10:15 – Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH

“Evidence Based Tx for Problem Gambling: What Do We Know & What Do We Need to Learn?”


10:15-10:30 – Morning Break


10:30-12:00 – Jon E. Grant, JD, MD, MPH

“Evidence Based Tx for Problem Gambling”, cont.


12:00-12:45 – Lunch


12:45-2:15 – Nancy Milliron, MS, CADC, LPC (ret), CCMS, CCPG

“Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Gambling Disorder”


2:15-2:30 – Afternoon Break


2:30-4:00 – Deborah Haskins, Ph.D., LCPC, ACS, MAC, ICGC-II

“This is too Hard!! Helping Problem Gamblers Breathe through Grief and Loss”


4:00 – Closing Remarks



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

  1. Discuss targets of treatment and learn how to assess improvement
  2. Identify various problem gambling interventions that are supported by scientific data
  3. Discuss where the field should focus moving forward to fill the gaps of treatment
  4. Increase own comfort to explore grief and loss as a mental health professional
  5. Identify the influence of grief and loss experiences among those with a gambling disorder
  6. Learn 3 evidence-informed grief and loss approaches to integrate into problem gambling treatment and ongoing recovery management and suggestions for community outreach
  7. 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
  • Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs
  • Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
  • Pennsylvania Certification Board
  • 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 Certification Credits at no additional charge.


Pennsylvania Certification Board

This program has been PCB Approved for six (6.0) hours.



A discounted block of sleeping rooms have been reserved for conference attendees. Please contact the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center at 412-682-6200, or click HERE, to make arrangements. This block of rooms will be reserved until February 20, 2019, after which, rooms will not be guaranteed.



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



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


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