Introductory and Advanced

Problem Gambling Training


Recovery Coach Training


February 3 – 6, 2020

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Training Location: Delta Hotel – Everett, WA

Problem Gambling Training Workshops:

Introductory Problem Gambling Counselor Training

Monday, February 3 – Wednesday, February 5, 8 am – 5 pm and Thursday, February 6, 8 am – 3 pm

Presented by: Denise Quirk, MA, MFT, LCADC, CPGC-S, ICGC-II, BACC, Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II, and Roxane Waldron, MPA

This 30-hour workshop serves 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 10 years has affected the prevalence of gambling problems in the United States. The DSM-5 criteria for pathological gambling will be discussed, and participants will learn practical application of the most commonly used screening and diagnostic tools.  This workshop outlines the types and sub-types of gamblers, and several approaches to treatment of problem gamblers.  Participants will learn about the disorders that most often co-occur with problem gambling, and the effects of the disorder on family and loved ones.  Introductory Training also includes an overview of topic areas covered on the National Counselor Certification Exam.  Introductory Problem Gambling Counselor Training is required for Washington State Gambling Counselor Certification.

Advanced Training:

Wednesday, February 5, 8 am – 5 pm

Presented by David Hodgins, PhD

Thursday, February 14, 8 am – noon

Advanced Training in Evaluation and Treatment Planning for Gamblers (4 CE hours)

Presented by: Denise Quirk, MA, MFT, LCADC, CPGC-S, ICGC-II, BACC

Thursday, February 14, 1 – 5 pm

Growing a Program (4 CE hours)

Presented by: Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II

Recovery Coach Training Workshops:

Monday, February 3 – Tuesday, February 4, 8 am – 5 pm

Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches

Wednesday, February 5 – Thursday, February 6, 8 am – 5 pm

Spirituality for Recovery Coaches

Presented by Vince Collins, MSW, CPRC


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Scholarships are available for treatment providers with a certification application on file, Peer/Recovery Coaches, and undergraduate/graduate students and professors/counselors in accredited Washington State college and university behavioral health, addictions, and counseling programs.

Click to download the Scholarship Brochure or apply online.

Continuing Education

All Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling (ECPG) workshops qualify toward the 30 hours of gambling-specific education required by the Washington State and National Problem Gambling Certification Boards. ECPG is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by The Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) and the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). Our workshops have also been approved for continuing education by the Mental Health Addictions Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO), and the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD).

Hotel Accommodations:

Delta Hotel
3105 Pine Street
Everett, WA 98201

Request the Evergreen Council room rate at $137/night. To make a reservation online, click here.