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may, 2016

13may8:30 am4:00 pmPittsburgh Problem Gambling Clinical Training


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


Pittsburgh Athletic Association

4215 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Event Details

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

Clinical Best Practices in Gambling Disorder Treatment: Integrating Research and Clinical Practice

When we hear the term “evidence based” practices, most of the time we assume that the evidence being discussed is research based evidence, with the “gold standard” being randomized, controlled studies. While this type of evidence is extremely important, we often neglect to consider evidence based on clinical experience and realities. This workshop will explore how research based evidence can best inform “real world” clinical practice and provide best practice standards, using case examples.

Additionally, how other areas of research such as neurobiology of gambling disorder should inform best clinical practices will be discussed.


Friday, May 13, 2016


9am – 4pm (registration opens at 8:30)


Pittsburgh Athletic Association

4215 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

(412) 621-2400


Lori Rugle, PhD, NCGC II, BACC


  • Participants will be able to describe 3 evidence based approaches (Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Imaginal Desensitization) to treatment of gambling disorder supported by research studies
  • Participants will be able to describe how each of these approaches can be applied to specific case examples
  • Participants will practice applying and modifying approaches to case examples

Continuing Education

Social Workers

This program is offered for 6.0 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 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.

$10 fee for Continuing Education Credit for Social Work
(Approved by University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work)

National Gambling Credits

All attendees will receive National Gambling Credits at no additional charge.


Please click HERE to register online.

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

Registration Questions? Please email Josh Ercole at



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