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december, 2017

15dec8:30 am4:00 pmFree Pittsburgh Disordered Gambling Training


(Friday) 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


University of Pittsburgh, Cathedral of Learning

4200 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Event Details

The Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc. and the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work present

Using Motivational Interviewing to Treat Problem Gambling

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.


Goals & Objectives

Upon completing this session, participants will:

  • Discuss and utilize client-centered counseling approaches with problem gambling clients
  • 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
  • Utilize exercises in treatment sessions that help support the client centered focus
  • 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


Date & Time

December 15, 2017

9:00 – 4:00 (8:30 registration)



University of Pittsburgh – Cathedral of Learning

4200 Fifth Avenue – 20th Floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15260



Gregory A. Krausz, MA, CACD, LPC


Continuing Education

Social Work Continuing Education credits will be available for purchase onsite – the cost for credits will be $10, payable by cash or check only.

This program is offered for 6 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 work 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) 624-3711.



To register online, please click HERE

Please contact Josh Ercole at with any questions


There is no cost to attend this program. 
Continental breakfast and light refreshments will be provided.
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