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may, 2022

26may9:00 am12:00 pmUsing Motivational Interviewing to Address Gambling Disorder


(Thursday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Details


The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs presents a virtual, advanced problem gambling training conducted by the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania

Using Motivational Interviewing to Address Gambling Disorder

Miller and Rollnick define Motivational Interviewing in the following way:

“Motivational interviewing is a directive, client-centered counseling style for eliciting behavior change by helping clients to explore and resolve ambivalence.”


Motivational Interviewing/Enhancement therapy is an evidence-based approach to counseling for many client identified concerns including problem gambling. More and more evidence through research regarding the efficacy of MI in the treatment of gamblers is being completed.


During this training, theory, practice and techniques of Motivational Interviewing/Enhancement therapy as applied to gamblers will be discussed and practiced through discussion, case studies, and one-on-one practice exercises.


Date & Time

Thursday, May 26, 2022
9am – 12pm



Gregory A. Krausz, MA, CAADC, LPC


Goals & Objectives

  1. Discuss and utilize client-centered counseling approaches with problem gambling clients
  2. Learn ways to elicit behavior change by meeting clients where they are and by having them explore this, lay the foundation for their treatment path
  3. Utilize exercises in treatment sessions that help support the client centered focus
  4. Understand the theoretical framework of motivational interviewing and enhancement therapy, and how to implement this into current practice with regard to problem and pathological gambling



This course is free to attend, but registration is required. To register in TMS, click HERE

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