2023 CCGP Statewide East Conference

09mar8:00 am4:00 pm2023 CCGP Statewide East Conference


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


Radisson Hotel Philadelphia Northeast

2400 Old Lincoln Hwy, Trevose, PA 19053

Event Details

This event will focus on:

  • Problem gambling among the LGBTQ+ community and why this community be at a higher risk of developing gambling related issues
  • The scope of online gambling in Pennsylvania, and the impact that it’s having in terms of participation and development of problematic behaviors
  • Bringing awareness to the presence and severity of gambling disorder among military service members and veterans and to provide a personal story of addiction.
  • Applying the SAMHSA Strategic Prevention Framework to problem gambling among the general, as well as specific, populations
  • Resources for help in Pennsylvania




Dr. Michelle L. Malkin, JD, PhD

Assistant Professor, East Carolina University


Gillian Russell

Assistant Research Professor, Penn State University


David Yeager

US Army Veteran, Author, Podcast Host


Tien Duong

Gambling Coordinator

The City of Philadelphia

Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disability Services




8:00-8:30      Registration & Breakfast


8:30-8:45      Welcome & Opening Remarks


8:45-10:15    “LGBTQ+ & Gambling Disorder” Michelle L. Malkin, J.D., PhD 


10:15-10:30 Morning Break


10:30-12:00  “LGBTQ+ & Gambling Disorder” cont.Michelle L. Malkin, J.D., PhD 


12:00-12:45 Lunch


12:45-1:45     “Online Gambling in Pennsylvania: Results of the Interactive Gaming Assessment Two Years In”Gillian Russell, MSc 


1:45-2:00      Afternoon Break


2:00-3:00      Problem Gambling among Military Service Members and Veterans” – David Yeager


3:00-4:00      “Utilizing the Strategic Prevention Framework in implementing Problem
Gambling Prevention work with the Immigrant and Refugee Communities – Tien Duong 


4:00                Closing Remarks



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

  • Recognize why the LGBTQ+ community may be at higher risk for addiction
  • Utilize ways to approach working with LGBTQ+ problem gambling clients
  • Understand the scope of online gambling in the state of Pennsylvania, as well as the demographic features of Pennsylvanians that engage in online gambling, and who possess potential problems
  • Have a better understanding of the unique factors that create higher gambling disorder rates for service members and veterans
  • Identify connections between gambling disorder and suicidality among service members and veterans
  • Participant will gain knowledge on the application of the SPF.
  • Participant will gain knowledge on factors contributing to harmful gambling in the Immigrant and Wellness population.


Sponsoring Partners

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


Continuing Education

Social Work

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.

$15 fee for Continuing Education Credit for Social Work
(Approved by University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work)


International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB) 

This program has been approved for six (6.0) hours by the IGCCB.

There is no cost for IGCCB CE’s.
Attendees must attend the entire event – partial CE’s will not be issued.


Pennsylvania Certification Board

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

There is no cost for PCB CE’s.
Attendees must attend the entire event – partial CE’s will not be issued.



A discounted block of sleeping rooms have been reserved for conference attendees. Please contact the Radisson Hotel Northeast Philadelphia at 215-638-8300 and reference the CCGP conference. The discounted room rate will be available until February 9, 2023.



Onsite parking is available at no extra charge.



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


CCGP Members

As a membership benefit, CCGP members are entitled to a $25 discount.  Please contact Josh at josh@pacouncil.com for your conference registration discount code!



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  josh@pacouncil.com

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