Summer Quarterly Training

June 25-27, 2024 – Richland, WA

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Important Deadlines:

  • Registration deadline is June 21, 2024
  • Discounted room rates need to be booked before May 24, 2024
  • Scholarship deadline to apply for scholarship is June 21, 2024
  • Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be issued, less a $50 administrative fee, if received
    in writing ten (10) days prior to event
  • No refunds will be issued after June 14, 2024

Training Location:

Hotel Accommodations

ECPG Conference Rate room block is limited. Special rates available on a first-come/first-served basis for rooms booked by May 24, 2024.

Courtyard Richland Columbia Point

480 Columbia Point Drive Richland, Washington 99352

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Request the Summer Quarterly Training room rate:
Standard Sunset View $ 159 + taxes per night

Courtyard by Marriot provides complimentary parking and WIFI for Training attendees.

Scholarships and Continuing Education

Thanks to partnerships with Washington State Health Care Authority and Recovery Café Network, ECPG is able to offer a limited number of scholarships to attend our conferences and trainings.  Scholarships include full registration fee and hotel stipend ($75 per night, up to three nights at the conference hotel).  Treatment providers also receive support for their Washington State Gambling Counselor Certification application fee.  Scholarships are also available for Prevention Specialists, Peer/Recovery Coaches, and undergraduate/graduate students or professors/counselors in accredited Washington State college and university behavioral health, addictions, and counseling programs.  Scholarships are available for all ECPG workshops and conferences. To apply for a scholarship online, click here, or download the fillable PDF.

Up to 30 CE hours available; Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education by The 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 Addictions Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO), and the American Academy of Healthcare Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD).

Gambling Counselor Core Training includes 10 hours self-directed and 20 hours in-person training (June 25-27): $250 ($225 for ECPG Associates)

(ECPG Associates receive a 10% discount on registration rates)

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8:00-8:30 am: Breakfast and Sign-in

8:30-9:00 am: Review of 10-Hour Self-Directed Training 

9:00-10:00 am: Counselor Certification 

10:15-11:15 am: Engaging Clients in Treatment

11:15 am-12:15 pm: Domestic Violence, Trauma, PTSD, and Suicide 

1:15-2:15 pm: Wellness and Recovery Planning 

2:15-3:15 pm: Multiple Pathways to Recovery 

3:30-4:30 pm: Families and Motivation 

4:30-5:00 pm: Washington State Problem Gambling Program

8-8:30 am: Breakfast and Sign-in

8:30-10 am: Cultural Competence and Gambling Disorder

10:15 am-12:15 pm: Examination of Attitudes and Feelings

1:15-3:15 pm: Financial Therapy 

3:30-5 pm: Co-occurring Disorders 

8-8:30 am: Breakfast and Sign-in

8:30-9 am: Screening Skills Practice 

9-10 am: Assessment – ASAM for Gambling Disorder 

10:15-11:15 am: Assessment – Other Considerations

11:15 am-12:15 pm: Assessment Supervision Role Play 

1:15-2:45 pm: Treatment Planning Skills Practice 

3-4 pm: Mindfulness, Self-Care, and Q & A 

Advanced Gambling Counselor Skill-Development Workshop: One day, June 25, 26, or 27 – $75 ($67 for ECPG Associates) /Two days, June 25/26 or 26/27 – $135 ($121 for ECPG Associates)/All three days, June 25-27 – $180 ($162 for ECPG Associates)

(ECPG Associates receive a 10% discount on registration rates)

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All sessions below will include interactions and skills-practice, as well as consideration of cultural nuances and sensitives.  All advanced sessions will be considered as Cultural Competency continuing education.

8:00-8:30 am: Breakfast and Sign-in 

8:30 – 11:45 am: Gambling Disorder Assessments – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II, CGT

11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Lunch 

12:45 – 4 pm: Gambling Disorder Treatment Planning – Antonio Sosa, SUD, WSCGC-I

8:00-8:30 am: Breakfast and Sign-in 

8:30 – 11:45 am: Individual Gambling Treatment Sessions – Yaxu (Aimme) Zhang, LICSW, SUDP, ICGC-I 

11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Lunch 

12:45 – 4 pm: Family Gambling Treatment Sessions – Dalis LaGrotta, MA, LMHC, WSCGC-II, ICGC-II, BACC and Cathlene Ramsdell, LMFT, ICGCI  

8:00 – 8:30 am: Breakfast and Sign-in

8:30 – 11:45 am: Group Gambling Treatment Sessions (Part 1) – Chante Ramirez, SUDP, WSCGC II, ICGC I and Craig McElroy, MHP, WSGCC-II, SUPD, CAAR

11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Lunch

12:45 – 4 pm: Group Gambling Treatment Sessions (Part 2) – Wiley Harwell, D.Min, LPC, ICGC-II, BACC, CGT