Focus on the Future Conference

Virtual Training Options

Focus on the Future, the largest and longest-standing conference on problem gambling awareness in the Pacific Northwest, will be hosting virtual training opportunities (listed below) on April 25-26, 2022 for remote learners with a full in-person conference scheduled for April 25-28, 2022, in Vancouver, WA.

Gain industry insights from world-class speakers presenting on popular topics ranging from Introduction to Problem Gambling for Peer and Recovery Coaches, Ethics in the Digital Clinical, and Neuroscience Basis of Pathological Gambling, Recovery, and Relapse. Build on your existing knowledge and hone new skill areas while earning CEUs.  

Monday, April 25 and 26, 2022
Intro to Problem Gambling for Peer and Recovery Coaches (Part I and II)
Presented by Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II
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Monday, April 25, 2022
Neuroscience Basis of Pathological Gambling, Recovery, and Relapse
Presented by Darryl Inaba, PharmD, CATC-V, CADC-III
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Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Ethics in the Digital Clinical World
Presented by Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC
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The Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by The National Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) and the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB). Our workshops have also been approved for continuing education by the Mental Health and Addictions Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO), the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD), and the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board (CPGCB). Contact us with further questions.


Full scholarship opportunities are available for Washington State treatment providers, students, professors, prevention specialists, and peer and recovery coaches! There are a limited number of scholarships with preference going to those pursuing gambling counselor certification. Scholarships include full registration fee, hotel stipend ($50 per night, up to three nights), and Washington State Problem Gambling Certification application fee. Visit for details. Submit completed application by April 18, 2022.

Interested in joining us in person?

See our full agenda of in-person trainings, hotel information, and registration to get started.