Gambling Counselor Core Training
The Not So Basic, Problem Gambling Basic Training Overhaul
The total 30 hours have been divided into two segments, the first 10 hours in an asynchronous self-directed/self-paced learning format (Part 1), the next 20 hours will be in a live-learning format (Part 2: in-person in summer, online in winter). Completion of both parts will be required for a Certificate of Completion for 30 CE hours in the Gambling Counselor Core Training program. Ideal for those who wish to obtain Certification, it covers scope and prevalence of problem gambling, DSM-5 criteria of Gambling Disorder, treatment modalities, screening, assessment, treatment planning skills practice, and more. Those who are not interested in pursuing a Certification in Gambling Counseling but wish to improve their understanding of problem gambling and treatment options as a whole, are welcome to sign up for the training as well. Gambling Counselor Core Training is not the only requirement for either state or international Gambling Counselor Certification.
For those seeking to become Washington State Certified Gambling Counselors, please familiarize yourself with the Certification requirements , including education and licensing requirements, to verify your eligibility and ability to complete the Certification program. The Gambling Counselor Core Training is open to all, but only those who qualify are eligible to complete the Gambling Counselor Certification program.
Scholarships are available for Washington State resident treatment providers licensed in the state of Washington to provide mental health/SUD services, 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.
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Gambling Counselor Core Training
Spokane, WA – July 10-12, 2023
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This 30-hour training (10 hours Self-Directed; 20 hours in-person) meets requirements for the 30-hour Gambling-specific Introductory Training for Level 1: WA State Gambling Counselor Certification and/or certification through the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board.
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10-Hour Self-Directed training includes:
- Intro to Problem Gambling and Gambling Disorder – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II
- Problem Gambling in Washington State – Maureen Greeley
- Health Considerations for Gambling Disorder – Timothy Fong, MD
- Neurobiology and Genetics – Timothy Fong, MD
- Introduction to Screens – Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC, ICGD
- Treatment Planning Best Practices – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II
- Co-Occurring Tobacco issues and Curriculum Resources – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II
- Treating Families: Rules, Roles, and Motivations – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II
- Client Rights – Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC, ICGD
- Legal Issues and Therapeutic Justice – Judge Cheryl Moss, JD and Denise Quirk, MA, MFT, LCADC, BACC, ICGC-II, CPGC-S
20-Hour Live training includes:
- Screening: Skills Practice
- Assessment and Evaluation
- Assessment/Supervision Role Play and LOC Placement
- Treatment Planning: Skills Practice
- Domestic Violence, Trauma, PTSD, and Suicide
- Co-occurring Disorders and Problem Gambling
- Treating Families: Therapeutic Interventions
- Engaging Clients in Treatment
- Wellness and Recovery Planning
- Cultural Competence and Gambling Disorder
- Financial Therapy
- Washington State Problem Gambling Program
- Counselor Certification
- Multiple Pathways to Recovery
- Self-Care for Gambling Counselors
Scholarships are available to support individuals with training, professional development, and certification fees.
Scholarships are available for treatment providers seeking to become Certified Gambling Counselors, 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.