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march, 2016

23mar8:00 am5:00 pmGambling Disorder Clinical Training: Motivational Interviewing


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


Northampton Community College 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.

Using Motivational Interviewing to treat those with Gambling Disorder

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.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016


8:30am – 5:00pm (registration begins at 8am)


Northampton Community College Fowler Family Southside Center

511 E. Third Street, Room 605, Bethlehem, PA 18015


Gregory A. Krausz, MA, CACD, LPC  – Consultant trainer for the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc.

Greg, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor Diplomate, brings extensive knowledge and experience in the area of counseling into his training sessions. A graduate of Moravian College and Seminary, Greg was awarded the Pastoral Counseling Prize. He has worked with adolescents and adults in groups and individual sessions in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He is an active member of First Baptist Church in Bethlehem, PA. Greg also serves as adjunct faculty at Moravian Theological Seminary, where he teaches a variety of courses on Counseling, Addictions and Pastoral Ministry. Greg is an official trainer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for training counselors to treat problem gambling, and currently works throughout PA as a consultant trainer for the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc. He also was co-presenter with Bruce on “Where is God in All of This? – a look at addiction and spirituality, presented at the PA Certification Board’s State Convention and throughout PA in 2008. Greg was recently named the 2016 Bishop Kortz Award recipient from Moravian Theological Seminary, and later this year will present at the 2016 National Conference on Problem Gambling with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc.

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


This is a FREE event and lunch will be provided.

Click HERE to register or contact Taggart Associates, (610) 882-1571 or, for more information

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