Fall 2020 Problem Gambling Online Learning Series

Tue, September 15 2020, 9:00 AM - Fri, November 20 2020, 11:00 AM [PST]

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Full Training Series PARTIAL APPROVAL - $150.00

Register for all sessions. 20 CEUs, save $75!

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Full Training Series: OREGON Providers PARTIAL APPROVAL

Oregon providers only: click this option if you offer any behavioral/public health services in Oregon.

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Session 1 | Dr. Timothy Fong: Marijuana & Problem Gambling PARTIAL APPROVAL - $25.00

Legalization, cultural acceptance and scientific interest in cannabis is rapidly expanding throughout the United States. As cannabis gains a stronger presence in society, the relationship between cannabis and gambling must be more closely examined. Essentially every aspect of gambling activity can and will be impacted by the presence (or absence) of cannabis. A few examples of critical issues to be explored include: the current landscape of how cannabis and gambling behavior interact, medical and psychological implications in the treatment setting and best practices for the treatment of cannabis use disorder among those with gambling disorder.

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Session 2 | Dr. Amanda McCormick: Addressing Problem Gambling in Correctional Institutions PARTIAL APPROVAL - $25.00

This workshop will examine the various ways that problem gambling and criminal behavior are related with a focus on the treatment and programming implications for correctional institutions. Previous research has identified that inmate populations are substantially more likely to demonstrate symptoms of problem gambling prior to, during, and following their incarceration as compared to members of the general population. Research also suggests that gambling problems are a risk factor for re-offending following incarceration. However, the theoretical links between problem gambling and criminality are not well understood, which limits the ability to effectively provide corrective programming during periods of incarceration. This workshop will review the rates of problem gambling in Oregon Correctional facilities, present several possible explanations for the association between problem gambling and criminal behaviors, and review some of the screening or assessment tools that can be impleme

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Session 3 | Dr. Hilarie Cash: What Parents Need to Know: Preventing Internet and Video Game Addiction PARTIAL APPROVAL - $25.00

Now, in the time of Covid-19, more than ever, parents are struggling to figure out how to manage their children’s screen use. School may still have to be conducted online only. And, at this time, parents may still be working from home. Children’s screen use has doubled since before the pandemic, when it was already high. In this webinar, Dr. Cash will explain the importance of maintaining limits on screen use and provide ideas on how to do that, including how to stay engaged with your children in ways that will meet their needs. She will help you understand when the line is crossed from heavy use to addiction, the impacts on child development from heavy use, and what to do when things have spun out of control.

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Session 4 | Dr. Jeffrey Marotta: Gambling & Criminal Justice System in Oregon PARTIAL APPROVAL - $25.00

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Session 5 | Dr. Timothy Fong: Opioids & Problem Gambling PARTIAL APPROVAL - $25.00

The relationship between opioids and gambling must be more closely examined. Essentially every aspect of gambling activity can and will be impacted by the presence (or absence) of opioids. A few examples of critical issues to be explored include: the current landscape of how opioids and gambling behavior interact, medical and psychological implications in the treatment setting and best practices for the treatment of opioid use disorder among those with gambling disorder.

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Session 6 | Dr. Lori Rugle: Integrating the Impact of Gambling on Health and Well-Being into Public Health Perspectives PARTIAL APPROVAL - $25.00

Most discussions of a public health approach to the impact of gambling have focused largely on the impact of those with a diagnosable gambling disorder. This is only looking at the tip of the iceberg. This presentation will consider how a public health approach can consider a more comprehensive range of gambling related harms as well as a broad range of social determinants of gambling related harms. Finally, the ways in which a public health approach contrasts with a responsible gambling/individual responsibility model will be discussed.

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Session 7 | Dr. Jeffrey Marotta & Roxann Jones: Problem Gambling & Public Health Crossover PARTIAL APPROVAL - $25.00

This workshop will provide context for Oregon Problem Gambling Services’ public health approach toward gambling related harm and introduce new complimenting resources. Topics will include a discussion of new conceptual models of the public health effects of gambling and applying a public health perspective to gambling harm. Next, we will describe how Oregon Problem Gambling Service applies these models in their strategic directions. The workshop will conclude by introducing a newly developed resource to provide user-friendly information to help members of the public and professional communities understand important points about the relationship between problem gambling and other public health concerns.

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Session 8 | Rob Maya: Successfully Launch a Marketing Campaign in Three Stages PARTIAL APPROVAL - $25.00

Launch a marketing campaign in three stages. Get to the know the mechanics of each stage and how to rocket boost your marketing. We’ll walk through the planning, development, and implementation of a marketing campaign. This will serve as the base for campaigns whether it’s for branding, awareness, or prevention.

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Session 9 | Dr. Lori Rugle: The Importance of Language in Addressing Gambling Disorder: Shame and Stigma PARTIAL APPROVAL - $25.00

Dr. Rugle: "A couple of years I ago, I was sitting next to a dear friend and person in recovery from a gambling disorder. I leaned over and whispered to her how distressing I found it for the presenter to refer to a person in recovery as "the gambler." She said, "I know, if they say that one more time, I may scream." This use of language is the norm, not the exception. It is so ubiquitous we don't even think about it. Much more has been written about the significance of the language of recovery in the Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health fields; particularly around issues of stigma and shame. This presentation will address the importance of how to use words and language to reduce stigma in the field of gambling disorder for both individuals in recovery and their partners in recovery."

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Session 10 | Conference Organizing Team: Series Recap & Next Steps (Oregon emphasis but all are welcome) PARTIAL APPROVAL - Free

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Tue, September 15 2020, 9:00 AM - Fri, November 20 2020, 11:00 AM [PST]

Online professional development is a cluttered field these days, but here's how this series stands out:

  • This isn't a conference. It's a series of two-hour webinar sessions spread over a variety of dates in order to meet your scheduling and CEU needs.

  • World-renowned experts who are also excellent and engaging presenters!

  • Can't make a session? All sessions will be recorded and available for later viewing.

  • Registration is flexible. You can register for the whole series or any of the individual sessions.  Registration is free for Oregon-based prevention, treatment, recovery programs, and community partners!

  • CEUs at low cost: $150 for the full series (10 sessions, 20 CEUs), or individual sessions at a low cost of $25 per session (2 CEUs), and FREE for Oregon-based registrants. Continuing education is approved by the National Council on Problem Gambling and the Mental Health & Addictions Certification Board of Oregon.

Scroll down to see the list of presenters, session times and dates - and easy registration! 

Again, registration is FREE for those in Oregon.

 

Questions? Contact Greta Coe (greta.l.coe@state.or.us) about content or Julie Hynes (julie@oregoncpg.org) for registration.  See you in September!

Oregon Council on Problem Gambling

https://www.oregoncpg.org

Oregon Problem Gambling Services & Oregon Council on Problem Gambling are proud to offer a new online learning series for behavioral and public health providers.

Contact the Organizer

Timothy Fong, MD
Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Co-Director, UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
UCLA Gambling Studies Program

Dr. Fong is a Professor of Addiction Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. He is the director of the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, a one-year program that provides clinical training in the management of addictive disorders. He is also the co-director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program. The purpose of this program is to examine the underlying causes and clinical characteristics of gambling disorder in order to develop effective, evidence-based treatment strategies. Finally, he is a member of the Steering Committee to the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, a multidisciplinary effort to examine the full impact of cannabis on the body, mind and brain.

http://www.uclagamblingprogram.org/about/faculty/tfong.php

About Timothy

Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences Co-Director, UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
UCLA Gambling Studies Program
Hilarie Cash, PhD
Co-founder & Clinical Director
reSTART

In 2009 Dr. Hilarie Cash co-founded reSTART Life, where she is Chief Clinical Officer. reSTART is a residential program (first in the US or Canada) designed explicitly for adults and adolescents who are experiencing addiction to the Internet and video games, as well as other mental health problems. In addition, reSTART offers a transition program for adults, an adolescent program, and outpatient services. She began her work in the emerging field of Internet addiction in the mid-90's. By 1999 she had co-founded an outpatient clinic called Internet/Computer Addiction Services (now closed) in Redmond, WA. In 2008, she co-authored the book Video Games and Your Kids: How Parents Stay in Control and in 2009, she co-founded reSTART Life. She has been training parents, therapists, researchers and educators since the 1990’s. All these ongoing endeavors have brought her recognition as one of the nation's leading experts in the growing field of Internet and video game addiction.

https://www.netaddictionrecovery.com/

About Hilarie

Co-founder & Clinical Director
reSTART
Amanda McCormick, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of the Fraser Valley, British Columbia

Dr. Amanda McCormick is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia, Canada, and a Research Associate with the Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research (http://cjr.ufv.ca). She has been the Co-Principal Investigator on several longitudinal research studies examining problem gambling and the Voluntary Self-Exclusion program in British Columbia. Dr. McCormick has led or co-led over 30 research projects and has authored or co-authored more than 10 peer reviewed publications and over 50 research reports. In addition to problem gambling, her research interests include intimate partner violence, police investigations, and youth offending.

About Amanda

Associate Professor and Director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of the Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Jeffrey Marotta, PhD
Founder & President
Problem Gambling Solutions, Inc.

Dr. Jeffrey Marotta is an internationally known expert in the area of problem gambling service development with over 100 publications and national presentations. Dr. Marotta brings a unique knowledge and skill set to PGS from his experience as a Clinical Associate Professor and researcher, a Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor-II, and a state administrator. From 2000 - 2007, Dr. Marotta developed and directed Oregon Problem Gambling Services, a problem gambling treatment and prevention system that has been nationally and internationally acclaimed. Since the founding of the company, PGS has completed numerous contracts for state agencies, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit corporations.

http://problemgamblingsolutions.com/

About Jeffrey

Founder & President
Problem Gambling Solutions, Inc.
Rob Maya
Social Media and PR Specialist
Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

Rob Maya has done project work with the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling as a designer, developer, and volunteer dating back to 2007. His first project working with ECPG was to develop the council brand and logo. Rob has built a career in the web technology and software industry that spans over 21 years. In that time, he has been a designer, web and marketing consultant, owner/partner of a Lacey, WA web design firm, and filled roles at various development organizations ranging from marketing and social media, designer, and web application pre-development system architect. Rob joined the ECPG staff in September 2019.

http://evergreencpg.org/

About Rob

Social Media and PR Specialist
Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling
Lori Rugle, PhD
Special Projects Consultant, Former Director
Maryland Center for Excellence on Problem Gambling

Dr. Lori Rugle has been working in the field of problem gambling for 35 years. She has managed problem gambling treatment programs within the Veterans Administration, in the private sector, and within state systems. She has participated in research on neuropsychological assessment of pathological gamblers, neuroimaging and genetic studies of problem gambling, psychopharmacological treatment of problem gambling, gambling problems and coping among homeless veterans, trauma history, and problem gambling. She has consulted with state and national governments on developing and implementing problem gambling treatment programs. She is currently Special Projects Consultant for the University of Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling.

https://www.mdproblemgambling.com/

About Lori

Special Projects Consultant, Former Director
Maryland Center for Excellence on Problem Gambling