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Continuing Education

Gambling Counselor Pre-Certification I

Date: 9:00am PDT October 12, 2013 - 5:30pm December 14, 2013 Location: South Chapel, Graduate Campus

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South Chapel, Graduate Campus

This course is for behavioral health professionals interested in this fast-developing addictions specialty. Offering the latest evidence-based practice we will examine:

  • Definitions of gambling and problem gambling
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Current trends and related policy issues
  • Gambling and substance use disorders
  • Family dynamics
  • Oregon’s treatment system
  • Screening, diagnosis, and client assessment
  • Working with complex cases
  • Money issues
  • Professional responsibility and ethics

This course fulfills 30 of the 60 gambling education requirements to become a Certified Gambling Addictions Counselor (CGAC) in Oregon.

Please note: a sequel to this course will be offered in spring of 2014 and will provide the remaining 30 hours needed to meet all of the educational requirements for the CGAC I credential.

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: Saturday, October 12 and Saturday, December 14, 2013

Times: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

8 modules will be completed online between the two classroom sessions

Instructors: Rick Berman, M.A., LPC, CADC III, CGAC II; Mark Douglass, LPC, NCGC-II/BACC, CADC I; Tom Ten Eyck, M.A., CGAC II

Noncredit or CEU: 30 hours, $195

Registration is now closed.


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.

For the last 16 years Tom Ten Eyck has been a gambling treatment clinician, program developer, supervisor, program administrator, researcher, educator, and problem gambling consultant. He is one of Oregon’s Approved Clinical Consultants (ACC) and continues teaching about problem gambling at the graduate level at Lewis & Clark College. 

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