2024 Conference Agenda

2024 Schedule-at-a-Glance and Registration Brochure: Download Here

7-8 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast

8-10 a.m.:
Disrupting the Trajectory – Early Child Screen Management Initiatives Could Alter the Course of Youth Screen Addiction – Presented by Cris Rowan

8 a.m. – Noon:
Analysis and Basics of Integrating Gambling & Gaming Recovery Skills into Practice (Part 1) – Presented by Kitty Martz, CGRM, CGAC-II and Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II, CGT

10 a.m. – Noon:
Prevention Essentials: Prevention in Practice The SPF and more – Presented by Karen Hlady, MA, GIS, IGDC

Noon – 1 p.m.: Lunch Break/Exhibits

1-5 p.m.:
Analysis and Basics of Integrating Gambling & Gaming Recovery Skills into Practice (Part 2) – Presented by Kitty Martz, CGRM, CGAC-II and Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II, CGT
LGBTQ+ & Gambling Disorder: A Cultural Competency Primer – Presented by Michelle Malkin, JD, PhD
Internet & Technology Addiction: Practical Application of Effective Strategies – Presented by Joshua Germain, MA, LMHC

7-8 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast

8 a.m. – Noon:
Using Inclusive Language to Build Trust (Part 1) – Presented by Suzanne Wertheim, PhD
Clinical Supervision – Presented by Wiley Harwell, D.Min, LPC, ICGC-II

Noon – 1 p.m.: Lunch Break/Exhibits

1-5 p.m.:
Using Inclusive Language to Build Trust (Part 2) – Presented by Suzanne Wertheim, PhD

1-3 p.m.:
Clinical Supervision – Presented by Wiley Harwell, D.Min, LPC, ICGC-II

3-5 p.m.:
The Final Bet – Understanding How Risk Influences Suicidality in Gamblers – Presented by John Ackley CADC II, CGAC II, QMHA II
Mastering the Game: Navigating Gaming Trends and Healthy Play – Presented by Karen Hlady, MA, GIS, IGDC

7:30-8:15 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast

8:30-10 a.m.: Welcome and Keynote
Reviewing Emerging Treatments: TMS / Psilocybin / Ozempic / AI-based Therapies – Presented by Timothy Fong, MD

10-10:15 a.m.: Break / Exhibits

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.: Breakout Sessions
The Healthy Use of Technology: Treatment in an Outpatient Setting – Presented by Edward Spector, PsyD
Technology – First Solution to Help Mitigate Gambling Harms – Presented by Sam DeMello and Jefferey J Marotta, PhD
Trauma and PTSD among Individuals with Gambling Disorder – Presented by David Ledgerwood, PhD, LP

Noon – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch/Announcements

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.: Lunch Plenary
Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud!! Empowering Healing for People Who Gamble and Cultural Communities – Presented by Deborah Haskins, PhD, LCPC, ACS, MAC,ICGC-II, CCGSO, BACC

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.: Break / Exhibits

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.:
The Art of Coaching – Helping Others Through the Art of Asking Good Questions – Presented by Margaret Nichols
Behavioral Health Correlates of Speculative Trading in Young Adults – Presented by Frank Song and Josepth Lambuth
Increasing Treatment Demand: How to Get Clients to Make the First Call – Presented by Timothy Fong, MD

2:45-3 p.m.: Break / Exhibits

3-4 p.m.:
Using Video Games as a Narrative Tool for the Therapeutic Journey – Presented by Daniel Kaufmann PhD, ICGC-II, IGDC
Starting Conversations: Building Take-A-Break Toolkits to Spread Gambling Safety Awareness – Presented by Natalie Taylor and Ronda Hatefi
Securing a Financial Legacy: The Importance of Estate Planning for Gamblers – Carmen Rosas, Esq

7:30-8:15 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 10 a.m.: Welcome and Keynote
Voices of Recovery – Presented by Patrick Chester, Chaz Donati and Kitty Martz  

10-10:15 a.m.: Break / Exhibits

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.:
Pathways Model Session – Presented by David Ledgerwood, PhD, LP
How To Comply with HIPAA Rules for Behavioral Health Providers – Presented by Paul R. Hales, J.D.
Motivational Interviewing – Presented by Jeremiah Weinstock, PhD

Noon – 12:30 pm.: Lunch / Announcements

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.: Lunch Plenary
State of the Nation – Presented by Keith Whyte

1:45 – 2 p.m.: Break / Exhibits

2 – 3 p.m.:
Guilt and Shame in the context of Gambling Disorder Treatment – Presented by Jeremiah Weinstock, PhD
Identifying health correlates of Sports Betting in Young Adults – Presented by Scott Graupensperger, Joseph Lambuth and Arvin Shaygan
Crime and Problem Gambling – Presented by Jerry Bauerkemper, BS, CCGC