Quarterly Virtual Training – January 31-February 3, 2023

Choose between two training options available:

  • Gambling Counselor Core Training – 30 CE hours, including 10-hour self-directed component and 20-hour live webinar component
  • Advanced Training in Behavioral Health – up to 11 CE hours

Gambling Counselor Core Training Track Agenda:

10-Hour self-directed portion can begin in November, must be completed before beginning the virtual portion in January

Tuesday, January 31 (all times shown in Pacific time):

8 – 8:30 am: Sign in and Welcome

8:30 – 9:00 am: Review of 10-Hour Self-Directed Training – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II, CGT

9:00 – 10:00 am: Engaging Clients in Treatment – Denise Quirk, MA, MFT, LCADC, CPGC-S, ICGC-II, BACC

10:15 – 11:15 am: Multiple Pathways to Recovery – Stacy Charpentier, RCP, CPRS

11:15 am – 12:15 pm: Wellness and Recovery Planning – Denise Quirk, MA, MFT, LCADC, CPGC-S, ICGC-II, BACC

12:45 – 1:15 pm: Washington State Problem Gambling Program – Roxane Waldron, MPA

1:15 – 2:15 pm: Counselor Certification – Brad Galvin, SUDP, LMHC and Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II, CGT

Wednesday, February 1:

8 – 8:30 am: Sign in and Welcome

8:30 – 10:00 am: Cultural Competence and Gambling Disorder – Tae Son Lee, MBA, SUDP, WSCGC-II, Ricki Peone, LMSW, ICGC-II, BACC, and Jose Garcia, CADC-II, CGAC-I

10:15 am – 12:15 pm: Examination of Attitudes and Feelings – Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC-II, BACC and Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II, CGT

12:45 – 1:45 pm: Domestic Violence, Trauma, PTSD, and Suicide – Lori Rugle , PhD, ICGC-II, BACC and Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II, CGT

1:45 – 2:15 pm: Self-Care – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II, CGT

Thursday, February 2:

8 – 8:30 am: Sign in and Welcome

8:30 – 9 am: Screening Skills Practice – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II, CGT

9 – 10 am: Assessment – ASAM for Gambling Disorder – Emily Brunner, MD, DFASAM

10:15 – 11:15 am: Assessment – Other Considerations – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II, CGT

11:45 am – 12:45 pm: Assessment Supervision Role Play – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II, CGT and Dalis La Grotta, MA, LMHC, WSCGC-II, ICGC-II, BACC

12:45 – 2:15 pm: Treatment Planning Skills Practice – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II CGT

Friday, February 3

8 – 8:30 am: Sign in and Welcome

8:30 – 10:30 am: Financial Therapy – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II, CGT

10:45 am – 12:15 pm: Co-occurring Disorders – Wiley Harwell, M.Div, LPC, ICGC-II

12:45 – 1:45 pm: Families and Motivation – Wiley Harwell, D.Min, LPC, ICGC-II

1:45 – 2:15 pm: Q & A and Closing Statements – Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC-II, CGT

Advanced Training in Behavioral Health Track Agenda:

(Schedule subject to change)

Wednesday, February 1:

8 – 8:30 am: Sign in and Welcome

8:30 – 11:45 am: Question, Persuade, Refer Suicide Prevention – Emily Contreras, MSW

Thursday, February 2:

8 – 8:30 am: Sign in and Welcome

8:30 – 10:30 am: Effects of Trauma on the Children of Parents with Addictive Disorders – Alan Basham, MA

11 am – 1 pm: Narrative Exposure Therapy – Lisa Skeens, PhD, MSW, LISW (invited)

Friday, February 3:

10 – 10:30 am: Sign in and Welcome

10:30 am – 3 pm: Ethics – Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC

Registration:

Gambling Counselor Core Training includes 10 hours self-directed and 20 hours live webinar (January 31-February 3): $250 ($225 for ECPG members)

Advanced Training in Behavioral Health: One day $75 (ECPG member $67)/Two days $135 (ECPG member $121)/All Three days $180 (ECPG member $162),

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

Download the Fillable Registration Form to mail or fax

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. To apply for a scholarship online, click here, or download the fillable PDF.

3-5 CE hours available per day; 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).