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march, 2020

05mar8:00 am4:00 pm2020 CCGP Statewide East Conference


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


Radisson Hotel Philadelphia Northeast

2400 Old Lincoln Hwy, Trevose, PA 19053

Event Details

2020 CCGP Statewide East Conference

will focus on:

  • The overlap between gambling, gaming and problematic technological behaviors, and how to intervene
  • The rising issue of commercial video game loot boxes, their impacts, and the threat they represent both to addiction specialists, addicts, and traditional responsible industry actors
  • Ways to discuss stigma, how it impacts gamblers and their families, and how we as professionals can help provide hope and relief from stigma by identifying resources and recovery capital for individuals, families, and groups



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

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


Christopher Hansford

Political Engagement Director – Consumers for Digital Fairness


Gregory Krausz, MA, CAADC, LPC

Mid-Atlantic Rehabilitation Services,
Monocacy Counseling, CCGP Consultant



8:00-8:30 – Registration & Breakfast
8:30-8:45 – Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:45-10:15 – Jon E. Grant, J.D., M.D.

“Gambling, Gaming and Technology: What is the Overlap?”

10:15-10:30 – Morning Break
10:30-12:00 – Jon E. Grant, J.D., M.D.

“Gambling, Gaming and Technology: What is the Overlap?”, cont.

12:00-12:45 – Lunch
12:45-2:15 – Christopher Hansford

“Video Game Loot Boxes and the Regulatory Wilderness”

2:15-2:30 – Afternoon Break
2:30-4:00 – Breakout Session 1: Gregory Krausz, MA, CAADC, LPC

“Stigma and Gambling Use Disorder”

2:30-4:00 – Breakout Session 2: Christopher Hansford

“The Digital Frontier and the Changing Landscape of Gaming”
*NOTE: This session will briefly readdress the loot box issue, highlight the threat to traditional industry, then transition to a discussion on government affairs, issue education, and lobbying

4:00 – Closing Remarks



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

  1. Develop an understanding for the clinical presentation of gambling and its similarities and differences with gaming and other technologies
  2. Discuss psychological, developmental, neurobiological and cognitive aspects of gambling, gaming, and technology addiction, and approaches to treatment
  3. Identify what loot boxes are, where they came from, the massive impact of these products and the wide audience of consumers that they impact
  4. Connect stigma and gambling use issues, and discuss its impact on individuals, groups, and society


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) 624-6902.

$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 Radisson Hotel Northeast Philadelphia at 215-638-8300 to make arrangements.



Onsite parking is available at no extra charge.



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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