Four Day Core Level Training (see below for dates)
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day
Alvernia University I Upland Center – Seminar Room 227
540 Upland Avenue, Reading, PA 19611
This 4 day core level training will assist counselors in meeting the Department of Drug and Alcohol Program problem gambling treatment professional requirements. The training is appropriate for drug and alcohol and mental health professionals as well as any staff member from social service agencies.
Trainer: Gregory A. Krausz, MA, CAC
All four courses are required for registrant to receive DDAP approval for Problem Gambling Treatment Professional Requirements. However registrations ARE being accepted for individual training dates. 6.5 CAC and 6.5 social work credits will be offered for each day of the workshop. Lunch will be provided.
Day One: March 12, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Problem Gambling for Beginners: The Hidden Addiction
Participants will review the scope of gambling in the US among adults and youth; gain understanding of definitions and typology of gamblers; identify diagnostic criteria and screening and assessment tools to treat gamblers effectively.
Day Two: April 9, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Problem Gambling: Co-Occurring Disorders
Participants will identify three most common co-occurring disorders among pathological gamblers; will review biogenetic research and pharmacological interventions with pathological gamblers and will review two approaches to family therapy among gambling clients.
Day Three: May 7, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Problem Gambling: Practical and Essential Strategies
Participants will review and discuss Spirituality and treatment planning; review Special Population and cultural diversity treatment issues; identify relapse prevention plans for gamblers; define financial management plans, asset protection plans and restitution with gambling clients.
Day Four: June 11, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Problem Gambling: Treatment Design
Participants will be able to create a motivational enhancement plan for a gambling client using FRAMES; gain understanding of Harm Reduction and Stages of Change Models; review the elements of Alternative Sentencing plans for gamblers and the basic “R”s for court reports and become familiar with the resources listed and their use for research, treatment, referral, advocacy and education on problem gambling.