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Workshops on Problem Gambling Integration Series: Session #2 – Comparisons of Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, Gambling Disorder, and Gaming Disorder

When: June 6, 2024 at 9:00 am — 12:00 pm
Where: Virtual
Price: Free

The Northwest ATTC and the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling (ECPG) are pleased to offer three workshops on Problem Gambling Integration. Choose your session(s): May 23rd, June 6th, and July 11th, 2024

These virtual workshops are part of a series, and may also be taken individually. Participants are requested to register for each session they wish to attend.

Sign up for 1, 2 or all 3 sessions below. ECPG will provide 3 CEs per workshop.

Session #2 – Comparisons of Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, Gambling Disorder, and Gaming Disorder

This session is the second in a series on problem gambling/gaming, though it can be attended on its own. It will provide a comparison of similarities and differences of substance use disorders vs. gambling/gaming disorders, including diagnostic criteria and help services/resources. It will also compare the neurobiological impacts of gambling and gaming and special considerations for the spectrum of recreational gambling/gaming to addictive disorders.

Learning Objectives:

  • List special considerations that make gambling and gaming unique from other addictive disorders.
  • Compare diagnostic criteria and available help services for various behavioral health concerns
  • Examine similarities in neurobiology of gambling and gaming disorders in relation to substance use disorders.

Date:

Thursday, June 6th, 9am – Noon PST (3 CE hours)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR SESSION #2

Download the Workshops on Problem Gambling Integration Series flyer

 

The trainers for this series are Ms. Tana Russell, a Certified Gambling Counselor, and Ms. Kitty Martz, a Certified Gambling Recovery Mentor. Both are advocates for integrating problem gambling and gaming services into MH/SUD programs.

Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II, CGT, Assistant Director, ECPG

Tana Russell is the Assistant Director of Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling in 2019. She holds certifications as a Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP), Washington State Certified Gambling Counselor II (WSCGC-II), Nationally Certified Tobacco Treatment Provider (NCTTP), and Certified Gambling Disorder Trainer (CGT). She serves on the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) treatment subcommittee and is a member of the Washington State Gambling Counselor Certification Committee and the Washington State Problem Gambling Task Force.  She has a passion for training and enjoys presenting on topics related to gambling, gaming, tobacco, addictions, treatment, and recovery. She has written, co-authored and/or collaborated on the development of program curricula for various treatment, training, and educational courses.

Kitty Martz, Executive Director of Voices of Problem Gambling Recovery (VPGR).

Ms. Kitty Martz is a Certified Gambling Recovery Mentor (CGRM) and a Certified Gambling Addiction Counselor (CGAC-II). She is an advocate, educator, mentor, counselor and individual with lived experience in gambling harm. Kitty is the Executive Director of Voices of Problem Gambling Recovery in Portland, Oregon, and president of the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling. Ms. Martz works directly with peers to support their gambling recovery, develops curricula, establishes procedural frameworks, and delivers funny and engaging training seminars on a national level. Her passion is to participate in the legislative process related to gambling regulation.  She can be reached at www.vpgr.net.

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