Upcoming Trainings
Growing App’etites: The Blurring Lines of Gambling & Gaming
New apps and types of gambling come about almost continuously. Keeping up with digital gaming/ gambling trends can be overwhelming and exhausting for many in problem gambling and addictions professions. In this workshop, we look at an overview and key concerns of some of the latest trends in the online gaming world, and how the lines often are blurry between what is gaming and what is gambling. This webinar will increase your knowledge regarding recent and emerging trends in gambling; explain relationships with gaming, gambling, and at-risk youth; and provide at least 3 tools you can use.
CEU: 2
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Growing App’etites:

The Blurring Lines of Gambling & Gaming

Julie Hynes, MA, CPS

New apps and types of gambling come about almost continuously. Keeping up with digital gaming/ gambling trends can be overwhelming and exhausting for many in problem gambling and addictions professions. In this workshop, we look at an overview and key concerns of some of the latest trends in the online gaming world, and how the lines often are blurry between what is gaming and what is gambling. This webinar will increase your knowledge regarding recent and emerging trends in gambling; explain relationships with gaming, gambling, and at-risk youth; and provide at least 3 tools you can use.

Trainer: Julie Hynes

Julie Hynes is the Executive Director of the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling. She has focused her work on addictions & problem gambling prevention since 2002, with roles as the Director of Responsible Gambling with the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, coordinator of the PreventionLane problem gambling prevention program in Oregon, instructor at the University of Oregon, co-investigator of the largest survey of publicly funded problem gambling services in the United States, and problem gambling consultant providing training and technical assistance across the U.S. In 2012, Julie was honored with the NCPG Wuelfing Prevention Award for her work in helping advance the field of problem gambling prevention and awareness. She is a current member of the Board of Directors of the National Council on Problem Gambling and a Certified Prevention Specialist.  

It’s All About Loss and Who Says Childhood Sets the Stage for Disordered Gambling? Integrating Adver
Did you know that exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction, represent risk factors for poorer mental and physical health outcomes across the lifespan (Schilling, 2007): However, a growing body of research also documents an association between childhood adversity and disordered gambling in childhood (Storr et al. 2012) and in adulthood (Afifi et al., 2010; Dion et al., 2015; Poole, Kim, Dobson, & Hodgins, 2017). Clinicians often see gamblers who never received support at all for ACEs and losses. This session will highlight need for ACEs assessment during gambling disorder treatment and supporting these “soul” and “heart” losses for improved treatment outcomes.
CEU: 2
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It’s All About Loss and Who Says Childhood Sets the Stage for Disordered Gambling? Integrating Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) into Disordered Gambling Treatment/Prevention

Deborah G. Haskins, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (ICGC-II) and

Board-Approved Clinical Consultant (#383), Complex Bereavement Specialist.

Did you know that exposure to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction, represent risk factors for poorer mental and physical health outcomes across the lifespan (Schilling, 2007):    However, a growing body of research also documents an association between childhood adversity and disordered gambling in childhood (Storr et al. 2012) and in adulthood (Afifi et al., 2010; Dion et al., 2015; Poole, Kim, Dobson, & Hodgins, 2017).  Clinicians often see gamblers who never received support at all for ACEs and losses.   This session will highlight need for ACEs assessment during gambling disorder treatment and supporting these “soul” and “heart” losses for improved treatment outcomes. 

 

The Value of Change: Winning or Losing it All
Imagine losing everything you know by committing to making a change in your life. Would you take the risk? This is exactly the question that clients face when considering a change in addressing their problem gambling. In this two-hour, interactive webinar, Mallori DeSalle, a licensed mental health counselor and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, will facilitate a learning experience focused on engaging gambling clients through the exploration of personal values. This virtual exchange will include discussion and practice of the motivational interviewing spirit and core skills to increase change talk and shed compassion fatigue while working with clients and groups to treat gambling related concerns.
CEU: 2
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The Value of Change: Winning or Losing it All

Mallori DeSalle, MA, LMHC, NCC, CMHC, MATS, CPS

Imagine losing everything you know by committing to making a change in your life. Would you take the risk? This is exactly the question that clients face when considering a change in addressing their problem gambling. In this two-hour, interactive webinar, Mallori DeSalle, a licensed mental health counselor and member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, will facilitate a learning experience focused on engaging gambling clients through the exploration of personal values. This virtual exchange will include discussion and practice of the motivational interviewing spirit and core skills to increase change talk and shed compassion fatigue while working with clients and groups to treat gambling related concerns.

Mallori DeSalle, MA, LMHC, NCC, CMHC, MATS, CPS

Mallori DeSalle is a licensed mental health counselor, nationally certified counselor, medication-assisted treatment specialist and an internationally certified prevention specialist. Over the last 15 years working in mental health, substance abuse and prevention fields, she has worked with children, adolescents, adults, families and professions serving in a variety of roles including: community prevention coordinator, therapist, substance use educator and trainer. Ms. DeSalle has worked with healthcare, behavioral healthcare and community based organizations to implement substance use prevention interventions for the last decade. Since 2008, Ms. DeSalle has been faculty in the Department of Applied Health Science in the School of Public Health at Indiana University, Bloomington.  Within the university, Ms. DeSalle serves Prevention Insights (a center at IUB) as the Director for SBIRT Implementation and Lead Motivational Interviewing (MI) Trainer. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and listed on the National Addiction Technology Transfer Center SBIRT Trainers’ Registry. Ms. DeSalle provides training and technical support with MI, SBIRT and a variety of other substance use and mental health related areas to multidisciplinary audiences both nationally and internationally. Mallori currently is earning her certification as a humor professional through the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH). She is a member of the board of directors for AATH and serves as the conference chair for 2020.

Ethics
Professional values and principles guide the work we do and motivate us to act in the best interest of the persons we serve. These are generally common across discipling and job description. How we deliver services has continued to change and sometimes challenge us regarding how we apply these values and principles. This session will explore basic values and principles, challenges to apply them as practice changes, and look at some ways to resolve personal ethical dilemmas.
CEU: 2
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Ethics

George Brenner, M.S., LCSW, LMFT, LCAC

Professional values and principles guide the work we do and motivate us to act in the best interest of the persons we serve. These are generally common across discipling and job description. How we deliver services has continued to change and sometimes challenge us regarding how we apply these values and principles. This session will explore basic values and principles, challenges to apply them as practice changes, and look at some ways to resolve personal ethical dilemmas. 

George Brenner M.S., LCSW, LMFT, LCAC has a Master Degree in Psychology from the University of Evansville. George is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Clinical Addictions Counselor in the State of Indiana.  George has 46 years of clinical, supervisory and administrative experience in the areas of gambling disorders, substance use disorders, mental health, and integrated care for Co-Occurring Disorders. He is a trainer and consultant in these areas as well as facilitating the learning of Motivational Interviewing. George was the clinical supervisor and administrator for Addictions Services from 1990-2011 for Community Health Network: Behavioral Health Services, and starting in 2009 addictions specialist on the Psychiatric Consultation and Liaison Team for Community Health Network until retiring in December 2016. He remains as Adjunct Faculty for Community’s Psychiatry Residency Program. He is a co-owner of Continuing the Care which providers consultation, training, and Professional Recovery Monitoring Services. George engages in a general private clinical practice at Family Counseling Associates. George was trained in Motivational Interviewing by faculty of the University of New Mexico. He received advanced training in the MINT-TNT, is a Member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and serves on the Audit and Finance Committee. George serves on the Board of Mental Health America in Indiana. George has served on the Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board of the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency as a representative of the Addictions Counselors section since 2009 and past Chair 2013-2016. George is a past member for 10 years of the Indiana Council on Problem Gambling. George was recognized by Mental Health America in Indiana in 2018 receiving the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his contribution to services in Indiana. George enjoys his family and being an avid runner.

Gambling Among Older Adults in the U.S
Over the course of this training, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the older adult population and gambling behaviors.
CEU: 2
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Over the course of this training, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the older adult population in the United States. This course will provide information on the types of gambling available and the gambling behaviors of older adults. This course will also identify the difference between gambling for entertainment and when gambling becomes a problem or disordered gambling. Finally, we will discuss screening and treatment options for disordered gambling and what we can do within the community to reduce the effects and prevent problem gambling.

 

Course Objectives:

Discuss the different types of gambling available in the United States.

Explain data on older adult gambling behaviors.

Summarize treatment options for older adult disordered gambling.  

Youth and Gambling
Online Training
CEU: 1
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Course Direction

This course is a look into youth and the ways and statistics surrounding possible gambling related activities. It is designed for professionals and students in many fields, including gambling prevention, health care, mental health, justice/legal, education, substance abuse prevention, and public health. Objectives include:

  • Understand why youth get involved with gambling
  • Learn the age restrictions of gambling in Indiana
  • Learn about the types of gambling in which youth participate
  • Recognize any potential warning signs or symptoms
  • Identify what can be done to prevent youth gambling
Gambling and The Military
Online Training
CEU: 3
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Problem Gambling: A Guide for Treatment Center Employees
Online Training (18 min)
CEU: none
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This is a basic orientation to problem gambling for those working in the field of addictions treatment and prevention. This presentation will also provide useful information for those working in treatment centers but not directly with clients.

In this presentation you will learn:

  • Definitions and Terms
  • History of legal gambling in Indiana
  • Treatment efforts in Indiana
  • How you can help
  • Resources available

There are no CEU's awarded for this fifteen minute presentation. This presentation does satisfy basic orientation to problem gambling requirements for certain organizations in Indiana.

What is Motivational Interviewing? An Introduction
Webinar (1 hr 9 min)
CEU: 1
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Participants will learn the definition of Motivational Interviewing and potential uses within a variety of settings. This session is not intended to be used as a "training" but instead is to briefly describe larger concepts that can be further explored in a comprehensive training on motivational interviewing.

What is SBIRT?
Webinar (44 minutes)
CEU: 1
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Participants will learn the definition of and rationale for using Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment.

Gambling Addiction: A Family Affair
Online Training (1 hr 14 min)
CEU: 1
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After participating in this recorded webinar, you should be able to:

                - Recognize the financial warning signs of gambling addiction
                - Explain the pros and cons of including family members in treatment
                - Identify the differences between low risk gambling and gambling addiction
                - Know when low risk gambling should be avoided among family members
                - Understand how to set up a spending plan
                - Keep the family on track with treatment and financial plans

Moving Toward Best Practices: Reviewing the Implications of the Latest Research and Innovative Programming
Online Training (1 hr 51 min)
CEU: 2
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After participating in this recorded webinar, you should be able to: 


                - Understand why research is important for disordered gambling treatment
                - Explain the definition of gambling addiction according to the DSM V
                - Come up with strategies to improve the rate of problem gamblers seeking treatment
                - List similarities and differences between problem gambling and substance abuse disorders
                - Educate clients on the brain chemistry of someone with problem gambling disorder
                - Identify scenarios in which people relapse
                - Understand internet gambling

What is New in Working with Gamblers: From Prevention to Reducing Barriers
Online Training (1 hr 45 min)
CEU: 2
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After participating in this recorded webinar, you should be able to:


                - Explain differences between pathological gambling (DSM-IV) and disordered gambling
                 (DSM-V)
                - Understand the criteria for diagnosing disordered gambling
                - Define specifiers in the DSM-V (episodic v. persistent gambling, early v. sustained remission)
                - Identify what criteria must be met for mild, moderate, and severe disordered gambling
                - Explain reasons for the new criteria in the DSM-V
                - Give examples of ways to reduce barriers for clients seeking treatment (recovery support
                 services)
                - Discuss the benefits of distance therapy

Role of Cognitive Distortion in Compulsive Gambling: It's all about fantasy
Online Training (1 hr 41 min)
CEU: 2
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After participating in this recorded webinar, you should be able to:

                - Understand why fanciful thinking can be problematic for problem gamblers
                - Identify the types of cognitive distortions
                - Give examples of the different types of cognitive distortions
                - Discuss how cognitive distortions can lead to relapse
                - Define “gambler’s fallacy”
                - Use the thought process wheel with clients to curb unwanted actions

Gambling 101
Online Training (23 minutes)
CEU: 1
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This is an introductory overview of problem gambling. This presentation will provide a basic overview of gaming addiction, including types and levels of gambling problems. You will learn about the warning signs of problem gambling and causes of relapse.

Goals:
- Provide an overview of gambling addiction
-Identify types/levels of gambling problems
-Describe warning signs, relapse causes, conditions and signs
-To give you hope that there is help if you need help.
 

Gambling in Indiana: The Basics of Legal Gambling
Online Training (25 minutes)
CEU: 1
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This training providers an overview of the legal types of gambling in Indiana and the basics on how the games are played. This training is designed to give those working in the field basic knowledge on the types of gambling being played by clients.

Learning Objectives:
After this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the history of Indiana casinos, race tracks, and lottery
-Explain the basic rules of each game
- Define at least five terms associated with the different forms of legal gambling
 

If I can't balance my checkbook, how can I help you balance yours?
Jerry Bauerkemper BS, CCGC
Online Training (2 Hr 20 Min)
CEU: 3
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Participants will develop an understanding of the role of money vs. action in problem gamblers, the importance of finances in the diagnostic criteria for problem gambling and creating budgets for gamblers. This session features extensive experiential exercises to raise the comfort level of clinicians when dealing with client's financial issues.

Spirituality and Addictions Treatment
Rev. Janet Jacobs, Director of Gambling Recovery Ministries
Online Training (45 minutes)
CEU: 1
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Research has indicated that among individual protective factors is religiosity, or the participation in religious activities and the personal attitudes a person may have toward religious or spiritual practices. Thus utilizing one’s spirituality to cope with life issues appears to correlate with experiencing benefits to their health and well-being. As a source of comfort and relief from stress, spirituality - regardless of religious (or non-religious) affiliation - serves as an integral part of many recovery-from-addiction types of programs. Expanding the concept of spirituality to include personal values clarification, choices and responsibilities, treatment programs can open discussion on a variety of topics, such as individual belief systems, virtues, prayer, meditation, surrendering one’s personal will to a higher power (as the person understands this term), forgiveness, and discerning one’s purpose in life.

Learning Objectives:
- To gain knowledge about the role of spirituality in the life of a recovering person and how it can positively impact his/her life
- To define and be able to identify various spiritual coping modes and to understand how each may affect the recovery process.
- To become familiar with the 12 Steps Program, in general, and to recognize the issues an individual in recovery may face with regard to spiritual surrender (Steps 2 and 3), as well as, to understand how spiritual surrender serves as an integral step within the process of recovery
 

Women and Problem Gambling
Rev. Janet Jacobs, Director of Gambling Recovery Ministries
Online Training (26 minutes)
CEU: 1
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There is much in today’s society for women to experience the recognized risk factors that may contribute to problem gambling development. One of the fastest, growing forms of addiction in the U.S. is compulsive gambling in women over the age of 50. This session provides both a broad view of women and problem gambling, as well as, several specific looks at individual stories of recovery, and methods to help recovering women gamblers. The goal of this presentation is to both broaden the understanding of the disorder of compulsive gambling and to be able to communicate more effectively with women who are affected, directly or indirectly by problem gambling.

Learning Objectives:
- To identify the common - and several uncommon - characteristics of female gamblers
- To understand more clearly gender-specific issues associated with female escape gamblers, such as experiences of abuse, care-giving demands, and emotional issues with regard to autonomy and rebellion
- To gain knowledge of treatment approaches as well as Twelve Step Programs, with specific attention to female gamblers
 



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