Gambling Counselor Core Training

The Gambling Counselor Core Training provides the 30 CE hours required for certification as a Washington State Certified Gambling Counselor (WSCGC). The training includes a 10-hour self-directed portion and a 20-hour live (virtual) training portion. The first offering of the self-directed portion, which must be completed before attending the live portion, is available February 1, 2021. The 20-hour live webinar portion will be available March 15-18, 2021.

NOTE: Registration includes the cost of both the 10-hour self-directed content, available as early as February 1, and the 20-hour live learning webinar content offered during the March Mid-Month Training, March 15-18. Completion of the 10-hour self-directed content is a prerequisite to the March Mid-Month Training dates.

10-Hour Self-Directed training includes:

  • Intro to Problem Gambling and Gambling Disorder – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II
  • Problem Gambling in Washington State – Maureen Greeley, BS
  • Health Considerations for Gambling Disorder – Timothy Fong, MD
  • Neurobiology and Genetics – Timothy Fong, MD
  • Introduction to Screens – Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC, ICGD
  • Treatment Planning Best Practices – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II
  • Co-occurring Tobacco Issues and Curriculum Resources – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II
  • Treating Families: Rules, Roles, and Motivations – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II
  • Client Rights – Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC, ICGD
  • Legal Issues and Therapeutic Justice – Judge Cheryl Moss , JD and Denise Quirk, MA, MFT, LCADC, BACC, ICGC-II, CPGC-S

20-Hour Live training includes:

  • Assessment and Evaluation – Denise Quirk, MA, MFT, LCADC, BACC, ICGC-II, CPGC-S
  • Assessment Role Play and LOC Placement – Denise Quirk, MA, MFT, LCADC, BACC, ICGC-II, CPGC-S and Dalis La Grotta, MA, LMHC, WSCGC-II, BACC
  • Treatment Planning: Skills Practice – Denise Quirk, MA, MFT, LCADC, BACC, ICGC-II, CPGC-S and Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II
  • Treating Families: Therapeutic Interventions – Denise Quirk, MA, MFT, LCADC, BACC, ICGC-II, CPGC-S
  • Domestic Violence, Trauma, PTSD, and Suicide – Dalis La Grotta, MA, LMHC, WSCGC-II, BACC and Maureen Greeley
  • Engaging Clients in Treatment – Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC, ICGD
  • Relapse Prevention – Wiley Harwell, D.Min, LPC, ICGC-II
  • Cultural Competence and Special Populations – Tae Son Lee, MBA, SUDP, WSCGC-II, Ricki Peone, ICGC-II, BACC, and Carmela Washington Harvey, PhD, LMHC, GAL, WSCGC-II 
  • Finances Part 1: Money Matters – Brian Farr, MA, LPC
  • Finances Part 2: The Value of Money – Brian Farr, MA, LPC
  • Co-occurring Disorders and Problem Gambling – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II
  • Washington State Problem Gambling Program – Roxane Waldron, MPA
  • Counselor Certification – Brad Galvin, ICGC-II, LMHC, SUDP, Dawn Lee, SUDP, ICGC-I, and Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II
  • Multiple Pathways to Recovery – Stacy Charpentier, CPRS, RCP

Click here for the schedule and registration for the Gambling Counselor Core Training.