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Fred Fetta & Jeremy Wampler Presents: Gambling as a Co-Occurring Disorder &...

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Steppingstone’s First Step Inn

134 Durfee Street

Fall River, MA 02720

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Clock Hours/Continuing Education Units: 4.5

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There has been a dramatic shift in the past 10 years in both the substance abuse and mental health fields. Not only are providers recognizing the importance of integrating treatment for multiple substances (e.g. alcohol, drug and tobacco use) but also the need to include mental health disorders into clinical formulations. However, the screening, assessment and treatment of gambling disorder often falls through the cracks, even in well-developed co-occurring disorder enhanced programs. This training will focus on how integration of services can be developed in substance use, mental health and co-occurring disorder programs as well as in the prevention services realm. Participants will be encouraged to adapt select philosophies and treatment interventions into their own programs. This training is relevant to both treatment and prevention, and will include lecture, small and large group discussion, and learning tasks.

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At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • List a minimum of two (2) reasons it is important to include gambling awareness into practice in treatment and prevention programs;

  • Identify three (3) ways to integrate gambling within an assessment;

  • Describe a treatment intervention to assist clients working through a gambling disorder.

Fiorigio (Fred) Fetta is the Clinical Director of Problem Gambling Services with the Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS) in Connecticut. Prior to his work with DMHAS, he provided treatment at United Community & Family Services for gamblers and persons affected by gambling in Eastern Connecticut for seven years. Fred was also a substance abuse clinician in a Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program for nearly two years at Community Substance Abuse Centers in Hartford. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Eastern Connecticut State University and his Master’s degree in Community Counseling at Fairfield University.

Jeremy Wampler is the Clinical Manager for the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Problem Gambling Services. In this capacity he oversees problem gambling services for the state which include treatment, integration, prevention, and recovery. Jeremy is also a trainer, facilitating trainings for key stakeholders throughout the state, in order to build capacity and raise awareness. He currently serves as President of the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board, and as Vice President on the Association of Problem Gambling Services Administrators board. Jeremy earned his MSW from Southern Connecticut State University, and he has been practicing in the field of problem gambling for over a decade.

For more information including if you are deaf or hard of hearing, or are a person with a disability and requires an accommodation, please contact Odessa Dwarika, Director of Programs and Services @ 617-426-4554, TTY: 617-426-1855 or odessa@maccg.org

Funded By: Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of Problem Gambling Services

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