How to Obtain Your GAMB Endorsement
Those interested in treating disordered gambling in Ohio must obtain the Gambling (GAMB) Endorsement through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board or by adding it to their scope of competency through the Ohio Social Worker, Counselor, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board. Requirements for this include 30 gambling-specific continuing education hours. Upon receiving the required hours, an individual can hold the Preliminary GAMB Endorsement and begin acquiring the needed hours of direct service. The Renewable GAMB Endorsement requires the completion of 100 hours of gambling disorder direct clinical experience with a recommended 4 hours of supervision. These hours must be completed within two years before the Preliminary GAMB Endorsement expires.
Direct clinical experience can include:
- Direct clinical care
- Discussing gambling disorder inside of group settings such as IOP groups
- Completing clinical assessments that include Gambling Disorder screens
PGNO is here to help you complete your GAMB endorsement. Through our Gambling Disorder Stages Training and our Gambling Disorder Case Presentation Webinars, you will be able to receive 30 hours of gambling-specific education, from an overview of gambling disorder and Ohio's treatment services to treatment methods and treatment modalities presented by field experts. We also offer a variety of opportunities throughout the year to receive supervision on your clinical cases through our Gambling Endorsement Support Services.
For questions about the GAMB Endorsement, email Claire Spada, Workforce Development Program Manager, at CSpada@PGNOhio.org.
You can find more information about the GAMB Endorsement as well as all necessary paperwork on the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board website.
Who Can Provide Gambling Treatment Services in Ohio?
Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
- An active LCDCII-GAMB under proper supervision
- An active LCDCIII-GAMB under proper supervision
- An active LICDC-GAMB
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker Marriage and Family Therapist Board
- An active LSW with demonstrated competency* under proper supervision
- An active LPC with demonstrated competency* under proper supervision
- An active MFT with demonstrated competency* under proper supervision
- An active LISW with demonstrated competency*
- An active LPCC with demonstrated competency*
- An active IMFT with demonstrated competency*
Ohio Board of Psychology
- An active clinical psychologist with demonstrated competency*
International Gambling Counselor Certification Board
- An active ICGC-I
- An active ICGC-II
*To establish competency, it is recommended a treatment provider has a minimum of 30 hours of gambling-specific education and a minimum of 1 hour of supervision by an individual with gambling competency who is independently licensed for every 20 hours of gambling-specific direct clinical experience.
Watch this video to learn more about
the requirements for the GAMB Endorsement
GAMB Endorsement Consultation Meeting
This meeting is for treatment professionals interested in obtaining the GAMB Endorsement or adding gambling treatment services to their scope of practice. PGNO and the OCDP Board will outline the requirements for the endorsement and how individuals can meet those requirements in six months or less. Attendees will also hear from a GAMB-endorsed clinician on their experience in obtaining the endorsement and the benefits of the endorsement.
Due to the nature of this meeting, CEUs will not be available.
PGNO Staff, OCDPB Staff, and a GAMB Endorsed clinician.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Anyone interested in learning more about treating gambling disorder in Ohio.