The Indiana Council on Problem Gambling presents
Indiana Fall Disordered Gambling Symposium
Focusing on the Family
This training event is designed for those involved in disordered gambling treatment, prevention, or advocacy.
Training topics include:
Date & Schedule:
Wednesday, October 24th
7:30-8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30-10:00 Raquel Burton
10:15-11:45 Bob & Sherrie Haar
11:45-12:45 Lunch (provided)
12:45-2:15 Bea Aikens
2:30-4:00 Bea Aikens
Thursday, October 25th
7:30-8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30-10:00 Sports Gambling
10:15-11:45 Sports Gambling
11:45-12:45 Lunch (provided)
12:45-2:15 Bruce Jones & Maria Garner
2:30-4:00 Bruce Jones & Maria Garner
Cost: This training is absolutely free! A light breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. Please contact us regarding any food allergies. Coffee, tea, and water will be served throughout the training.
Register at: http://www.ipgap.indiana.edu/training
Location: Lawrenceburg Event Center
91 Walnut St, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
To book your hotel room at the reduced rate, go to: http://group.doubletree.com/ICPG
Registration is FREE! Space is LIMITED!
Attendees will receive 12 CEUs approved by the National Council on Problem Gambling. These education hours will also count for Indiana Problem Gambling Counselor hours.
Bea Aikens is the Founder of Lanie’s Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to “humanizing and illuminating the disease of compulsive gambling.” Named after Bea’s sister Lanie, who took her own life due to a gambling addiction in 2008, Bea’s work through Lanie’s Hope focuses extensively on the impact of gambling disorder on individuals, family, and the community. Certified as an IC & RC Peer Recovery and Support Specialist and an IGCCB Certified Clergy Gambling Spiritual Outreach Specialist, Bea is dedicated to serving as a catalyst for social change in problem gambling.
Sherrie and Bob Haar have been married for 35 years. Sherrie graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and is currently a Public Health Nurse at the Toledo-Lucas County Health where she has served for 24 years. Sherrie is active in her church and currently serves on the Board of Elders. She has been a member of Gam-Anon since November 10. 1999, and she has been involved in Gamblers Anonymous Mini-Conference workshops - both planning and participating. Bob Haar is a 1975 graduate of the University of Toledo with double Bachelor of Arts degrees in Communications and English Literature. He is also a 1978 graduate of of Trinity Lutheran Seminary, receiving a Master of Arts in Religious Studies. He has previously worked at First St. John Lutheran Church in Toledo for six years (2002-2008) as a pastoral assistant. His duties included preaching, visiting, teaching, leading, and facilitating many ministry programs. At First St. John Lutheran Church, he also serves on the Board of Elders and is chairman of the Call Committee. Currently, he serves as the archivist/museum curator of Genacross Lutheran Services in Toledo, Ohio. Bob has traveled on his recovery journey since November 10, 1999. He has been a member of Gamlers Anonymous for almost 19 years. Since that time, he has participated in over 40 Gamblers Anonymous Mini-Conferences, conducting various workshops on recovery issues, communications, and growing in spirituality. He also recently completed training as as an authorized lay leader in counseling compulsive gamblers.
Bruce Jones is the Administrative Coordinator for Maryhaven’s One More Chance Gambling Intervention Program. Bruce is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and a Nationally-Certified Gambling Counselor Level II who has worked for Maryhaven since 2000. For the last nine years, Bruce has been working with individuals, family members, and communities as the Administrative Coordinator for the Gambling Intervention Program. He saw the need for gambling services in Central Ohio in 2009 and asked Maryhaven to apply for a private grant from the Columbus Foundation to target help to those struggling with gambling addiction. The state then supplied funding after his vision was verified with the amount of clients seeking services that first year. Bruce also serves on the Treatment Committee for the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, which is addressing changes to licensures and certifications to better help gamblers and their families. He is also a member of the Central Ohio Batterers Intervention Program Coalition.
Licensed Social Worker Maria Garner offers clients a wealth of experience in addiction treatment and suicide prevention. Maria earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Capital University and a master’s in social work from the Ohio State University. She has an extensive background in mental health and addiction counseling, including serving as a lead clinical counselor overseeing crisis stabilization and emergency response. She understands well how to work with those at high risk of suicide, and she has led counseling sessions in groups and one-on-one, in residential and outpatient settings. Maria relies particularly on motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients overcome personal obstacles to improve self-esteem, rebuild relationships, and achieve meaningful change. She is currently pursuing her certifications in gambling addiction treatment, as a licensed individual social worker (LISW) and in licensed chemical dependency counseling. She is passionate about educating and nurturing the disordered gambler.
Analyze problem gambling and recent and emerging trends in gambling. Explain relationship with gaming, gambling, and at – risk youth. Select at least three tools to implementation in prevention and treatment settings.
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:
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:
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.
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.
- 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.
To receive the CEU, after completing the quiz click on the "submit email" button. You will receive your certificate within 2 weeks of submitting your scores.