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Problem Gambling Services

For Counselors & Therapists

Problem Gambling Treatment: Online Training for Clinicians and Supervisors is a free series of 8 training modules designed for counselors, supervisors, administrators and prevention specialists who want to learn more about problem gambling treatment and supervision of problem gambling treatment.

The full training series exceeds the Oregon requirement of 10-hours training for qualified mental health or substance abuse clinical supervisors who supervise problem gambling counselors. Counselors may use any two modules (totaling 3 continuing education units) to meet the problem gambling education requirements for certification by the Addictions Counselor Certification Board of Oregon as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Practitioners seeking continuing education units are welcome to access as many modules as they would like to deepen their knowledge of problem gambling treatment. 

 

Registration

Problem Gambling Treatment modules are offered free of charge, including the verification of 1.5 continuing education units per module (Problem Gambling Assessment and Treatment Planning earns 2 CEUs).

Upon submitting your registration, your request will be received by the Center for Community Engagement office. Your registration will be processed within 3-4 business days, and you will receive an email from our Information Technology office with links and instructions for accessing the training modules. Once processed, you will have account access to Moodle, the program that contains the modules.

Once registered, you can choose to complete any number of the 8 modules. Your Moodle account will be remain active for one year.

Questions about registration? Please contact the Lewis & Clark Center for Community Engagement at 503-768-6040 or cce@lclark.edu

 

Training Module Descriptions

Problem Gambling Treatment in Oregon: The Big Picture
Offers a broad overview of providing problem gambling treatment in Oregon. Module participants will learn about the state administrative structure, as well as treatment and documentation requirements.
Recommended For: Anyone directly involved in providing problem gambling treatment in Oregon, including but not limited to: Problem Gambling Treatment Providers (CGAC’s), Supervisors, Agency Administrators

Overview of Problem Gambling
Offers a historical overview of problem gambling, along with information about contemporary gambling technology. Presenters will discuss the ways problem gambling behaviors can develop, key indicators to watch for when determining if gambling is becoming a problem, and treatment implications to consider.
Recommended For: All Mental Health Clinicians, Substance Abuse and Addiction Counselors (CADCs), Problem Gambling Treatment Providers (CGAC’s), Problem Gambling Treatment Supervisors, and Prevention Specialists.


Problem Gambling Assessment and Treatment Planning 
Includes information on how to: Complete an initial problem gambling assessment and treatment plan; Address the ‘dream world’ with clients;  identify community support for recovery; and how to refer a client to inpatient treatment.
Recommended For: All Mental Health Clinicians, Substance Abuse and Addiction Counselors (CADCs), Problem Gambling Treatment Providers (CGAC’s), Problem Gambling Treatment Agency Administrators and Supervisors.


Diversity, Social Equity and Problem Gambling
Considerations on the relationship between culture, social equity and gambling. Presenters explore the impact of social location (e.g., race, gender, age and sexual orientation) on problem gambling, along with the need for culturally specific problem gambling treatment.
Recommended For: All Mental Health Clinicians, Substance Abuse and Addiction Counselors (CADCs), Problem Gambling Treatment Providers (CGAC’s), Problem Gambling Treatment Supervisors, Agency Administrators and Prevention Specialists.


Problem Gambling and Money
Explores the meaning of money for those who struggle with problem gambling. Presenters share how to explore money in problem gambling treatment, and how to best assist clients with money management (establishing money barriers, developing budgets).
Recommended For: All Mental Health Clinicians, Substance Abuse and Addiction Counselors (CADCs), Problem Gambling Treatment Providers (CGAC’s), Problem Gambling Treatment Supervisors, and Prevention Specialists.


Family Treatment for Problem Gambling
Offers an overview of the impact of problem gambling on the family, the family’s role in treatment, and ethics specific to family work. A family therapist demonstrates how to work with family members during the early stages of problem gambling treatment.
Recommended For: All Mental Health Clinicians, Substance Abuse and Addiction Counselors (CADCs), Problem Gambling Treatment Providers (CGAC’s), Problem Gambling Treatment Supervisors, and Prevention Specialists.


Problem Gambling Treatment: Supervision Part I
Addresses the need for supervisors to acquire specific education in problem gambling in order to confidently and adequately guide a patient’s treatment. This includes administrative tasks such as gathering and submitting the paperwork required for state-funded problem gambling treatment programs.
Recommended For: Problem Gambling Treatment Supervisors and Agency Administrators.


Problem Gambling Treatment: Supervision Part II
Builds upon the learning in Problem Gambling Treatment: Supervision Part I by exploring gambling counselor identity, problem gambling treatment evaluation, and particular ethical issues that may arise in problem gambling treatment.
Recommended For: Problem Gambling Treatment Supervisors and Agency Administrators.


 

 

Problem Gambling Services

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    Clinic Location
    4445 SW Barbur Blvd, Suite 205
    Portland, OR 97239

    Directions


    Appointments
    503-768-6325

    Para citas en Español
    503-686-4600

    Hours
    Mon 11am-7pm
    Tues & Fri 9am-7pm
    Sat & Sun 9am-4pm

    Closed Wed & Thurs

    Between 9am-5pm calls will be returned the same day, even if we are closed.


    Clinic Director
    Frankie DiFerdinando, MA, CGACII

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