Those interested in treating gambling disorder in Ohio must obtain the Gambling Endorsement through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDP Board) or add gambling disorder to their scope of competency through the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board (CSWMFT Board).
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Social Workers all are subject to developing competency for disorders they treat or what they could potentially treat in practice. This includes gambling disorder. Studies have shown that clients with alcohol, other drugs, and/or mental health diagnosis are susceptible to developing problem gambling or may already have a gambling disorder.
|OHIO CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY PROFESSIONALS BOARD||OHIO COUNSELOR, SOCIAL WORKER, AND MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST BOARD||OHIO BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGY||INTERNATIONAL GAMBLING COUNSELOR CERTIFICATION BOARD|
|LCDC-II-GAMB*||LSW**||Active clinical psychologist**||ICGC-I|
* Under proper supervision
** Under proper supervision with demonstrated competency, defined as 30 hours of gambling-specific education, 100 hours of gambling-specific clinical experience, and 4 hours of clinical supervision
*** With demonstrated competency, defined as 30 hours of gambling-specific education, 100 hours of gambling-specific clinical experience, and 4 hours of clinical supervision
In partnership with OhioMHAS, PGNO has developed recommendations to assist county Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (ADAMH) Boards, and agencies currently receiving funding for problem gambling services. This document includes recommended funding categories and activities that organizations may implement using Problem Gambling and Casino Addiction funding as appropriate. Fees related to gambling disorder clinical training may be covered by these funds.
Board-specific gambling prevalence data is available to create an informed approach. Email Info@PGNOhio.org for additional information and to obtain board-specific data.