The Gambling Disorder Stages Series offers three levels of gambling-specific education. Throughout the series, participants will learn about Ohio's gambling service system and how to implement treatment and prevention strategies within the communities they serve.
Treatment professionals who complete all three courses in their entirety will obtain the 30 hours necessary to apply for the Preliminary GAMB Endorsement, add gambling to their scope of competency, or prepare for the ICGC Examination.
Upcoming dates in the series can be found on our Training Calendar.
Stage I: Gambling, Problem Gambling, and Ohio's Service System
Stage I provides 12 CEUs of gambling-specific education and serves as an introduction to the world of gambling and problem gambling, with a focus on Ohio's current service system. Participants will hear from experts in the field of prevention and treatment, recovery advocates, and partners in regulation and operation.
Stage II: Application & Approaches in Treating Gambling Disorder
Stage II provides 12 CEUs of gambling-specific education that will increase participants’ knowledge and understanding of how to treat gambling disorder. This training is more clinically focused and will discuss at length evidence-based treatment approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. This training utilizes case examples and other activities and has an emphasis on participation.
Stage II: Strategies in Preventing Problem Gambling
Stage II builds upon the basic concepts from Stage I and provides participants the opportunity to apply community-based prevention skills to problem gambling issues in their communities. The training will provide a cursory overview of the history of prevention and problem gambling prevention in Ohio including funding sources, strategies, and collaboration with partners in operation and regulation.
Stage III: Understanding the Roles of Family & Finance in Problem Gambling
This advanced training provides 6 CEUs in gambling-specific education on family and finances. Clinicians seeking to provide treatment for gambling disorders may find themselves addressing areas unique to problem gambling, such as financial management or the impact family members can have on recovery. Attendees will receive the education and tools they need to competently address family and finances in treatment planning.