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june, 2016

14jun8:00 am5:00 pmGambling Disorder Clinical Training: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Time

(Tuesday) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location

Northampton Community College Fowler Family Southside Center

511 E. Third Street, Room 605, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Event Details

Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem Sponsors a training event presented by The Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc.

Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat those with Gambling Disorder

Cognitive behavioral therapy is an evidenced based counseling practice that has been identified as effective in the treatment of Gambling Disorder. Individuals with gambling disorders develop beliefs and thoughts that support and influence the continuation of gambling behavior. Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses these cognitive distortions. This training will focus on identifying cognitive distortions, triggers, and other thoughts that influence gambling behavior as well as cognitive behavioral techniques to address problem gambling. Through use of case studies, practice exercises, and interactive discussion the application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to gambling disorders will be developed.

Date:

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Time:

8:30am – 5:00pm (registration begins at 8am)

Location:

Northampton Community College Fowler Family Southside Center

511 E. Third Street, Room 605, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Trainer:

Gregory A. Krausz, MA, CACD, LPC  – Consultant trainer for the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc.

Greg, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor Diplomate, brings extensive knowledge and experience in the area of counseling into his training sessions. A graduate of Moravian College and Seminary, Greg was awarded the Pastoral Counseling Prize. He has worked with adolescents and adults in groups and individual sessions in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He is an active member of First Baptist Church in Bethlehem, PA. Greg also serves as adjunct faculty at Moravian Theological Seminary, where he teaches a variety of courses on Counseling, Addictions and Pastoral Ministry. Greg is an official trainer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for training counselors to treat problem gambling, and currently works throughout PA as a consultant trainer for the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc. He also was co-presenter with Bruce on “Where is God in All of This? – a look at addiction and spirituality, presented at the PA Certification Board’s State Convention and throughout PA in 2008. Greg was recently named the 2016 Bishop Kortz Award recipient from Moravian Theological Seminary, and later this year will present at the 2016 National Conference on Problem Gambling with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc.

Goals & Objectives

Upon completing this session, participants will:

  • Identify and understand Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and its application to gambling disorders.
  • Identify cognitive distortions, thought processes, and beliefs of those with gambling disorders and their influence on gambling behaviors.
  • Identify, practice, and develop skills and techniques of cognitive behavioral therapy and their application to gambling behaviors.
  • Utilizing case studies and practice exercises make practical application of cognitive behavioral therapy with gambling disorders.

Registration:

This is a FREE event and lunch will be provided.

Click HERE to register or contact Taggart Associates, (610) 882-1571 or RG@taggartassociates.com, for more information

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