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may, 2016

13may9:00 am4:30 pmMaryland Basic Clinical Gambling Training


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

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

Understanding and Treating Problem Gambling

As more and more opportunities for gambling are made available in Maryland, it is increasingly important to improve the capacity and capability of behavioral health treatment providers to learn effective ways of addressing and treating gambling problems. This training (a combination of Day One/Day Two) will offer a broad overview of the scope of gambling and problem gambling in Maryland along with strategies to enhance the ability of agencies and providers to make the impact of gambling on recovery, health and well-being a relevant topic of conversation in their practice.


Thursday, May 12, 2016


9:00-9:15 – Introductions and overview

9:15-10:15 – Basics of gambling and problem gambling

10:15-10:30 – Break

10:30-11:15 – Effective screening and assessment strategies

11:15 – 12:00 – Brief Intervention and motivational approaches

12:00-12:30 – Lunch

12:30 – 1:30 – Understanding Joy: The Devastation of a Gambling Addiction

1:30-2:15 – Treatment Planning

2:15-2:30 – Break

2:30-4:15 – Treatment Approaches and Strategies

4:15-4:30 – Questions and Wrap Up

Continental breakfast and lite lunch will be provided


  • To provide an overview of the scope of gambling/problem gambling in US and Maryland
  • To present screening, assessment and brief intervention strategies that can be applied in various clinical settings on identifying problem gamblers and addressing the impact of gambling on recovery
  • To present intervention strategies in working with problem gambling issues
  • To present participants with resources to support problem gambling treatment and recovery.


  • Participants will be able to define gambling, problem gambling, gambling disorder and responsible gambling
  • Participants will be able to identify at least 3 ways to integrate the topic of problem gambling and impact of gambling into existing intake, screening and assessment protocols
  • Participants will practice utilizing brief motivational and referral strategies to address potential gambling and problem gambling issues in clients in substance use and mental health treatment
  • Participants will be able to identify a range of resources to help address the impact of gambling and problem gambling in their clients.

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


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.

Questions & Info

For more information, including location, or if you have any questions, please contact Donna Gaspar at 667-214-2120 or

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