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Continuing Education

Gambling Counselor Pre-Certification II

Date: 9:00am - 5:30pm PST March 1, 2014 Location: Graduate Campus, York Graduate Center Room 107

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Graduate Campus, York Graduate Center Room 107

Part two in our Gambling Counselor Pre-Certification, this course provides the remaining 30 of 60 educational requirements for the CGAC I credential. Participants must attend all four sessions. 

Topics and presenters:

March 1: Using Seeking Safety and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with problem gamblers, Rick Berman,  M.A., LPC, CADC III, CGAC II

March 8: Family work in the treatment of problem gambling, Teresa McDowell, LMFT, Ed.D.

April 5: The psychology and neurology of money, Mark Douglass, LPC, NCGC-II/BACC, CADC I

April 19: Multicultural issues in working with problem gamblers and their significant others, Teresa McDowell, LMFT, Ed.D. In the afternoon there will be a panel discussion with leading problem gambling professionals.

NOTE: Certification with the CGAC I credential is a separate process handled through the Addiction Counselor Certification Board of Oregon—learn more here

This course is co-sponsored by Problem Gambling Services of the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Council on Problem Gambling, and the Professional Mental Health Counseling–Addictions Program at Lewis & Clark.

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Four Saturdays: March 1, 8 and April 5, 19, 2014

Time: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Prerequisite: Currently working in the field and/or hold CGAC I, or successfully completed Lewis & Clark’s Gambling Counselor Pre-Certification I.

Cost: $195, includes 30 CEUs

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About the Instructors

Rick Berman specializes in integrated treatment of co-occurring mental health and addictive disorders. He has been training therapists in Seeking Safety since 2003. Currently he is Coordinator of Lewis & Clark Problem Gambling Services.

Mark Douglass graduated from Lewis and Clark Graduate School in 2008. He has worked for the past five years for LifeWorks Northwest in adult outpatient services, primarily in treatment for problem gambling. He has provided outreach presentations on problem gambling to clients, clinicians, and members of the community throughout Washington County, and provided training in problem gambling treatment to psychology students at Lewis and Clark Graduate School, Portland State University, and Pacific University.

Teresa McDowell is a professor and chair of the Department of Counseling Psychology in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling at Lewis & Clark College. Teresa has spent much of her career working to revise marriage and family therapy education in ways that better support social equity and cultural democracy. Her scholarship has focused on issues of race and social class in family therapy practice and education, critical multicultural family research, and internationalizing family therapy programs.

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