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may, 2016

13may9:00 am4:30 pmMaryland Advanced Clinical Gambling Training – Harm Reduction


(Friday) 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Chesapeake College – Wye Mills

Route 50 and 213, Wye Mills, MD 21679

Event Details

A free Problem Gambling Clinical Training offered by the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Maryland Center for Excellence on Problem Gambling

Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction is an evidence-based strategy in the field of problem gambling treatment. Harm reduction is not an alternative to traditional abstinence based approaches, but incorporates abstinence as one of a menu of treatment goals that can be agreed upon in working with clients around issues of problem gambling. This interactive workshop will review how harm reduction and/or limited/controlled gambling can be effective strategies in addressing a client’s gambling problems.


Friday, May 13, 2016


9:00 AM. to 4:30 PM


Chesapeake College – Wye Mills
Historic Wye Mills
Route 50 and 213
Wye Mills, MD 21679
(410) 822-5400


Anthony S. Parente, MA, LCPC, MAC, NCGCI


9:00-9:30 – Introductions and Overview
9:30-10:30 – Defining Harm Reduction and Problem Gambling: Theory and Research
10:30-10:45 – Break
10:45-12:00 – Limited Gambling as a Treatment Goal: Assessment and Treatment Planning
12:00-12:30 – Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 – Key Issues: Family Involvement, Asset Protection, Monitoring
2:00-2:15 – Break
2:15-4:15 – Case Examples and Role Plays
4:15-4:30 – Q&A, Wrap-Up

Continental breakfast and lite lunch will be provided


  • Participants will be able to define harm reduction and its role in problem gambling treatment planning.
  • Participants will engage in role plays in which limited gambling is a treatment goal using real case studies
  • Participants will be gain an awareness of how harm reduction strategies can be employed in the context of family and couples counseling

Continuing Education

Six (6) CEU’s will be awarded at the end of the program for participants who attend beginning at 9:00 AM, through the completion of the program (4:30 PM or at discretion of presenter).

Attendees who arrive late (after 9:00 AM) or leave early (before 4:30 PM) each day will be emailed the Certificate of Attendance within five (5) business days post-program.


Click Here to Register

There is no cost to attend this program. DEADLINE to register is Monday, May 9, 2016.


If you find your schedule changes and you cannot attend this training, please cancel your registration 48 hours in advance through the registration system as directed, or contact Donna Gaspar (, 667-214-2120).

Although this program is offered free of charge, there are costs associated with facility rental, materials and staffing. Participants that register and hold a seat, but do not attend and did not cancel 48 hours prior to start time of program may be subject to wait list status for future training opportunities.


If you have any questions, please contact Donna Gaspar at 667-214-2120 or

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