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Jun
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Ethics for Ohio’s Prevention Professionals
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm

This virtual session will provide prevention professionals with 3.0 ethics contact hours. Space is limited so register early.

The Gambling Ethics for Prevention Professionals session will provide those licensed through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Chemical Professionals Board with 3.0 CEUs in ethics. This session will run from 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM.

Registration is $20. PGNO Members can attend at no cost as part of your member dues. You can become a member at PGNOhio.org/Connect.

Jun
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Fri
Case Presentation – Gambling Disorder via Pokemon Cards & Card Breaking
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
This session is for anyone new to treating Gambling Disorder or for anyone interested in hearing cases of clinical treatment. The session will provide education on a problem gambling-related topic that matches the case to be discussed
A certified gambling clinician will be presenting on a 31 year old male who meets criteria for Gambling Disorder, Severe with a preferred form of gambling of Pokemon cards. She will review how the client meets criteria for the diagnosis given, how his previous treatment before going to the Cleveland VA was a barrier to his care, the treatment plan that was created, interventions utilized and progress in treatment. The clinician will also present on card breaking related to sports cards and Pokemon cards – what it is, how it operates, and where it takes place.
Presenter:
Lisa Foisel, LPCC, ICGC-I, LICDCLisa Foisel is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Internationally certified Gambling Counselor and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor currently working in the Residential Gambling Treatment Program at the Cleveland VA. She has been working in this field since 2015, spending the last 4 years at the VA. Prior to that she worked in community mental health treatment serving individuals who were dually diagnosed with mental health, substance use and gambling. Lisa earned her Bachelor’s of Science at Baldwin Wallace University and then continued her education in a Master’s program at Cleveland State University. Lisa’s hope is to continue spreading awareness of gambling within the VA and community at large.1.50 CEUs are available for this webinar. Problem Gambling Network of Ohio is an approved continuing education provider through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board, and the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board.
To Register: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DOnQ_kFRQAC3JwNxPOInNwTo view all of our Gambling Endorsement Support Services, visit https://PGNOhio.org/Support.

Jun
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NCPG National Conference: Digital Symposium @ Virtual Event
Jun 14 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm

Register for one or both days of the NCPG Digital Symposium, held online on June 14 and 15.

Jun
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CPGC 2023 Gambling Symposium @ Tri-C Corporate College Conference Center
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us as we raise awareness of problem gambling within our community as well as discuss legal sports betting! The symposium will be held at Cuyahoga Community Colleges Corporate College in person on Friday, June 16.

If you are new to the issue of problem gambling, or a seasoned professional, there will be opportunities at the symposium for you. A total of 5 continuing education hours will be available.

Recovery Resources is an approved provider of continuing education through the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, and Marriage Family Therapist Board for social workers (RSX069001) and counselors (RCX029002), the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board (50-17857) and the National Council on Problem Gambling (06/653).

Details
This lecture-style conference will focus on bridging our knowledge and understanding of problem gambling as it relates to other behavioral health topics. This one-day conference will allow attendees to discuss the impact led by experts in the field. Don’t hesitate to register! Admission is set to $20 per person.

Ethics for Ohio’s Treatment Professionals
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:15 pm
This virtual session will provide treatment professionals with 3.0 ethics contact hours. Space is limited so register early.

The Ethics for Ohio’s Treatment Professionals session will provide those licensed through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Chemical Professionals Board and the Social Work, Counselor, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board with 3.0 CEUs in ethics. This session will run from 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM.

Registration is $20. PGNO Members can attend at no cost as part of your member dues. You can become a member at PGNOhio.org/Connect.

The Problem Gambling Network of Ohio is an approved provider through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board and Ohio Counselor, Social Work, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board.

Aug
2
Wed
Stage I: Gambling, Problem Gambling & Ohio’s Service System @ Virtual Event
Aug 2 @ 10:00 am – Aug 4 @ 3:00 pm
Stage I provides 12 CEUs of gambling-specific education that will increase participants’ knowledge of gambling and gambling expansion, risks and warning signs, and co-morbidities of problem gambling.

Stage I provides 12 CEUs of gambling-specific education that will increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of the current climate of gambling and gambling expansion, problem gambling risks and warning signs, at-risk populations, and co-morbidities of problem gambling with substance abuse and mental illness. Furthermore, this training also discusses new and emerging trends in gambling and gaming, legislative updates and how to work with and engage your agency, board, and community.

Learning Objectives:
• Recognize current trends and data specific to Ohio’s gambling landscape
• Learn the risks and warning signs of problematic gambling
• Understand co-morbidities of gambling addiction, substance abuse, and mental illness
• Become familiar with screening tools to identify gambling addiction
• Learn about how to integrate gambling prevention and treatment into agencies, boards, and communities

Who Should Attend:
Professionals in the fields of assessment, prevention, treatment, policy, education; county boards; community members; recovery advocates; partners in operation and regulation; and anyone wanting to learn more about gambling and Ohio’s service system.

Cost: $50

Continuing Education:
12.0 CEUs are available for this training which can be used toward obtaining the GAMB Endorsement through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board or can prove scope of competency through the Ohio Social Worker, Counselor, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Problem Gambling Network of Ohio is an approved continuing education provider through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board, and the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board Subject Areas:
– P3: 0.5 hours; P5: 4.0 hours; P6: 3.5 hours
– C1: 1.5 hours; C2: 2.0 hours; C7: 2.0 hours C8: 2.0 hours; R1: 4.5 hours
– G1: 2.75 hours; G2: 3.75 hours; G3: 3.25 hours; G4: 2.25 hours

Schedule:
This virtual training will run each day from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET with a 1-hour break from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Each day will consist of 4 hours of content totaling 12 hours.

Lead Trainers: Claire Spada, OCPS, ICPS & Abdullah Mahmood, LSW, LCDCIII-GAMBp, OCPSA
Claire is the Workforce Development Program Manager for PGNO and an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist. She has worked in the prevention field for over 15 years which has included a focus on substance use and problem gambling prevention across the lifespan. In a previous role, Claire coordinated gambling services for a community agency and was effective in developing screening procedures, providing awareness and education to counselors and clients, integrating problem gambling into drug and alcohol prevention, as well as ensuring that her agency was well prepared to address gambling disorder.
Abdullah is the Program Coordinator for PGNO. He has counseled individuals with substance use disorders, opioid use disorders, and gambling disorders. He has experience in direct care as well as in prevention. He has worked with many different client populations from adolescents, adults, to minority communities. In his current role, Abdullah supports individuals getting their gambling endorsement, facilitates training, and answers daytime warm transfer calls through the Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline.

Aug
23
Wed
Stage II: Applications and Approaches in Treating Gambling Disorder @ Virtual Event
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – Aug 25 @ 3:00 pm
Stage II builds on the Stage I training, aimed at conceptualization, treatment planning, and treatment delivery for those presenting with problem gambling and gambling disorder.

This training builds on Stage I: Gambling, Problem Gambling and Ohio’s Service System and is aimed at conceptualization, treatment planning, and treatment delivery for those presenting with problem gambling and gambling disorder. Best practice models of care for gambling issues will be reviewed, specifically highlighting Cognitive Behavioral Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness-Based Interventions. The training will be interactive, with large and small group exercises aimed at increasing competencies for gambling treatment.

Prerequisite: Stage I: Gambling, Problem Gambling, and Ohio’s Service System or 12 hours of previous gambling counseling training required

Learning Objectives:
• Participants will learn assessment tools and protocols designed specifically for gambling treatment
• Participants will learn culturally sensitive treatment protocols designed for treating gambling and reducing gambling harm
• Participants will review potential ethical dilemmas when working with clients presenting with gambling issues

Who Should Attend: Treatment professionals looking to specialize in treating gambling disorder

Cost: $50

Continuing Education:
12.0 CEUs are available for this training which can be used toward obtaining the GAMB Endorsement through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board or can prove scope of competency through the Ohio Social Worker, Counselor, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Problem Gambling Network of Ohio is an approved continuing education provider through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board, and the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board Subject Areas:
– No prevention continuing education hours are available for this training.
– C1: 1.0 hours; C2: 3.75 hours; C3: 1.5 hour; C4: 0.5 hours; C8: 1.75 hours; C9: 2.0 hours; R1: 1.5 hours
– G1: 2.25 hours; G2: 5.25 hours; G3: 2.5 hours; G4: 2.0 hours

Schedule:
This virtual training will run each day from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET with a 1-hour break from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Each day will consist of 4 hours of content totaling 12 hours.

Lead Trainer: Dr. Heather Chapman, Ph.D., ICGC-II, BACC
Dr. Chapman is the Director of the Brecksville Gambling Treatment Program and Deputy Director of the Veterans Addiction Recovery Center at the Cleveland VA Medical Center as well as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. Working with problem gambling for over 20 years, she is an internationally certified gambling counselor/board-approved clinical consultant from the International Gambling Certification Board of the NCPG. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and as such has developed groups specifically designed to enhance change for those struggling with problem and disordered gambling. Additionally, Dr. Chapman has been elected to the National Council on Problem Gambling Board, starting July 2022.

Sep
21
Thu
Stage III: Introduction to the Roles of Family & Finances in Treating Gambling Disorder @ Virtual Event
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – Sep 22 @ 12:15 pm
Stage III: Introduction to the Roles of Family & Finances in Treating Gambling Disorder is a training that encompasses education on two components of treating gambling disorder.

Clinicians seeking to provide treatment for gambling disorders may find themselves addressing areas unique to problem gambling, such as financial management or the impact family members can have on recovery. This training serves as an introduction to navigating those two components of treating gambling disorder.

Continuing Education:
6.0 CEUs are available for this training which can be used toward obtaining the GAMB Endorsement through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board or can prove scope of competency through the Ohio Social Worker, Counselor, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Problem Gambling Network of Ohio is an approved continuing education provider through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board, and the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board Subject Areas:
– No prevention continuing education hours are available for this training.
– C2: 1.5 hours; C5: 2.25 hours; C8: 1.0 hours; C9: 1.25 hours
– G2: 4.0 hours; G3: 0.5 hours; G4: 1.5 hours

Schedule:
This virtual training will run each day from 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM ET with a 15-minute break. Each day will consist of 3 hours of content totaling 6 hours.

Lead Trainer: Nan Frank’s, M.A., LPC-S, LICDC-CS
Nan has worked in community and behavioral health for over 40 years. Her professional work has focused on addictive illness and its effect on individuals, families and community. She was a co-founder of a model of rapid response to overdose survivors referred to as the Quick Response Team (QRT) model. Her clinical service expertise includes family counseling, recovery support and intervention. She has provided training all over the country focused on addiction, families, counseling skills, trauma and codependency. She is a Ramsey Solutions Certified Financial Coach and helps everyday people manage finances and create wealth. In addition, she has authored three books on professional ethics for behavioral health service providers. Ms. Franks has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Kalamazoo College and a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Cincinnati. She is trained in the Johnson Institute, Love First, Arise, and CRAFT approaches to intervention. She continues to enjoy learning and expanding her understanding of community problems and solutions. She is a graduate of the Ohio Problem Gambling Fellowship and the Advanced Fellowship.

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Ethics for Ohio’s Prevention Professionals
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This virtual session will provide prevention professionals with 3.0 ethics contact hours. Space is limited so register early. REGISTER NOW ADD TO MY CALENDAR The Gambling Ethics for Prevention Professionals session will provide those licensed[...]