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IPGAP: Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program

Upcoming Trainings
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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