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march, 2016

22mar8:00 am5:00 pmGambling Disorder Clinical Training: Assessment, Treatment & Prevention

Time

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

Location

NCC 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.

Gambling Disorder: Assessment, Treatment & Prevention

This training will consist of two workshops, one to take place in the morning and a second that will be held in the afternoon. This event will provide attendees with a comprehensive view of the complex elements as they relate to proper actions for the professional in the Behavioral Health Field.

The morning session will use the theoretical framework of the Pathways Model of Problem Gambling to guide clinicians in assessing and designing treatment interventions for individuals with disordered gambling diagnoses. The afternoon session is designed to develop an understanding of, and facilitate discussion by parents with their children about gambling and problems related to gambling.

Date:

Tuesday, March 22, 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:

Louis Weigele, LISW-s, NCGC-II – Consultant trainer for the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc.

Louis Weigele has over 35 years of social work experience encompassing clinical practice, clinical supervision and program administration. He is a doctoral student and adjunct instructor at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and maintains an independent clinical practice in Lakewood, Ohio. He has specific expertise in the treatment of severe and persistent mental illness, forensics, dual diagnosis (mental illness and addiction), drug dependency, gambling disorders, and other addictions. His professional qualifications include assessment and treatment of problem gambling and substance use disorders, treating severe and persistent mental illness, and individual, couples and group treatment. Mr. Weigele is an Ohio licensed independent social worker with supervisory designation, (LISW-S), a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, (BCD), and is a Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor-II (NCGC-II). 

Mr. Weigele serves on the Board of Directors of the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio (PGNO) and has served on the board of the National Council on Problem Gambling. Trainings provided by Mr. Weigele related to problem and pathological gambling include trainings for the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS), the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, the National Council on Problem Gambling, and addiction treatment providers in Poland.

Goals & Objectives

AM Session: Using the Pathways Model of Alex Blaszcynski and Lia Nower to Assess and Treat Disordered Gambling

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will:

  • Be able to differentiate the characteristics of the three distinct pathways for problem gambling in the Pathways Model.
  • Understand theoretical framework of the Pathways Model of problem and pathological gambling
  • Learn methods for assessment of gambling problems using the Pathways Model.
  • Learn best practices for treating disordered gambling based upon the distinct pathway involved in the development of an individual’s gambling problem.
  • Examine challenges in using the Pathways Model in treating gambling problems.

PM Session: Teaching Parents How to Discuss Gambling With Their Children

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will:

  • Understand the specific dynamics of gambling, particularly youth gambling in the United States
  • Be able to describe common ways that youth gamble
  • Understand theories of problem and pathological gambling specific to youth
  • Learn ways to assist parents to identify potential problems in children
  • Learn ways to assist parents in engaging with their children about gambling and related problems
  • Discuss challenges in treating gambling problems

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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