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CEU Hours: 4

Are you interested in learning more about problem gambling? Gambling has expanded throughout Massachusetts in recent years and it is more important than ever for clinicians to integrate evidence-based assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disordered gambling into their practice. This training is designed to increase providers’ skill in identifying and treating problematic gambling behavior. It will focus on the assessment and diagnosis of gambling disorder as a behavioral addiction and there will be practice in developing a treatment plan. This training will also explore the similarities and differences of gambling disorder with substance abuse and mental health disorders and discuss the various challenges in identifying disordered gambling.

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  • Identify stages, signs, symptoms, risk factors, and progression of problem gambling.
  • Describe three (3) similarities and differences between substance abuse and mental health disorders with gambling disorders.
  • Identify three (3) strategies to integrate gambling disorder within clinical practice
  • Design a treatment intervention for clients working through a gambling disorder

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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.

Jodie Nealley has B.A. from St. Lawrence University, a Master of Science in Education from Indiana University and is a graduate of the UMass/Boston Addiction Counselor Education Program. Jodie joined the MA Council on Compulsive Gambling in the Fall of 2012 where she works as the Outreach & Recovery Support Coordinator. Her responsibilities include assisting in the delivery of gambling related trainings aimed at capacity building for providers, serve as primary liaison recovery initiatives and information, present trainings as needed to special populations & to manage the 24/7 Helpline. She most recently received the NCPG Jeff Beck Recovery Ambassador award.

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

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

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