Problem Gambling Training Workshops
April 2-5, 2013Best Western Plus Pasco Inn & Suites
2811 N 20th Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301(509) 543-7722
Special rate for Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling workshops - $103/night, single king
To view the registration brochure, click here.
Online registration is available here.
Registration deadline: March 25, 2013
Professional Development Scholarships available! Click here for scholarship information and application.
Oblio Stroyman, M.Ed, LMFT, CGAC-II, NCGC-II, BACC is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Oregon, earning her M.Ed in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon and holding a BS in Sociology and Women and Gender Studies. She has worked in the problem gambling field since 2006, holding CGAC-II and NCGC-II certifications. She worked to create the Oregon Problem Gambling Family Action Team, a panel of experts in problem gambling and family therapy advising the state on the unique concerns of this specialization. Primary areas of focus and passion for her work include working with couples and families in problem gambling and LGBTQI and diversity concerns.
Marcy Nichols, CADC-I, CGAC-II, NCGC-II facilitates individual and group therapy for problem gamblers and their families. She also works with dual diagnosis clients within the gambling counseling program. Marcy is the problem gambling program developer for Linn and Benton Counties in Oregon. She is the author of No-Dice Safety Net to Recovery (2005), a workbook for problem gamblers. www.no-dice.com
Keely Hope, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Mental Health Counseling and Program Director of Counselor Education in the Psychology Department at Eastern Washington University. Professionally, her background includes working with acute and severe mental health issues in the indigent and homeless population as well as in college-aged students. She is licensed in three states, including Washington. One of her favorite aspects of education is supervising her students' clinical experiences. Dr. Hope's research interests originated in her early working experiences, which include studying crisis response and intervention and specializing in suicide prevention by understanding a person's reasons for living. She is published on these topics and continues to pursue this line of research to understand more.
Sarah Nelson, PhD is the Associate Director for Research at the Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Oregon in 2003, where she studied both social cognition and developmental psychopathology. Dr. Nelson's gambling-related work focuses on the etiology of gambling problems, specifically the development and stability of gambling problems within individuals.
Basic and Advanced Workshops will be offered, with up to 30 CEUs available.
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 2-3, 2013
8 am--5 pm (with a one-hour break for lunch on your own each day)
Basic Problem Gambling Counselor Training (16 CEU)
Presented by: Oblio Stroyman, M.Ed, LMFT, CGAC-II, NCGC-II, BACC and Sarah Nelson, PhD
These sessions serve as an introduction to problem and pathological gambling disorders. Participants will learn about the scope and prevalence of gambling and problem gambling on a national scale, risk factors, and how the increased availability of gambling over the past ten years has affected the prevalence of gambling problems in the United States. The DSM-IV and the new DSM-V criteria for pathological gambling will be discussed, and participants will learn practical application of the most commonly used screening and diagnostic tools, including the South Oaks Gambling Screen. This session outlines the types and sub-types of gamblers and several approaches to the treatment of problem gamblers. Participants will also learn about the disorders that most often co-occur with problem gambling, and the effects of the disorder on family and loved ones. The Basic training concludes with an overview of the major topic areas covered on the International Gambling Counselor Certification Exam and offers practice questions to help participants prepare.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
8 am--5 pm (with a one-hour break for lunch on your own)
Problem Gambling and Money Disorders (8 CEU)
Presented by: Marcy Nichols, CADC-I, CGAC-II, NCGC-II
Participants will explore the emotional meaning of money and how personal beliefs and values surrounding money can cause dysfunction in the way clients deal with money. Common barriers manifested by clinicians, which impact them in helping clients explore their finances will be reviewed. Participants will learn therapeutic tools to use in counseling sessions to help clients explore their distorted thinking with money and gambling addiction, including worksheet exercises, role-playing, financial budgeting, and artwork as a tool for exploration. Participants will engage in open discussion and share therapeutic ideas for using these tools to help create change.
Friday, April 5, 2013
8 am--3 pm (with a one-hour break for lunch on your own each day)
Crisis Intervention: From Brain to Behavior--Working with Clients in Different Types of Crisis (6 CEU)
Presented by: Keely Hope, PhD
Clients are increasingly presenting for care because of some kind of crisis in their lives. Crisis is self-defined, but people tend to react to different crisis events in a very similar way. This workshop will explore crisis response and how the brain responds to crisis and changes with trauma. Thoughts and behaviors that add to and result from crises will be discussed, including addictive processes and suicidal ideation. Participants will also learn strategies to work with clients in crisis.
These workshops qualify toward the 30 hours of gambling-specific education required by the Washington State and National Problem Gambling Certification Boards. The Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), and the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). Our workshops have also been approved for continuing education by the Addictions Counselor Certification Board of Oregon (ACCBO), the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD), and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Use the map below to find directions or click here.