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Continuing Education

Gambling Counselor Pre-Certification II

Date: 9:00am - 5:30pm PST February 3, 2018 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School, York 101

Lewis & Clark Graduate School, York 101

Part two in our Gambling Counselor Pre-Certification, this course provides the remaining 30 of 60 educational requirements for the Certified Gambling Addictions Counselor (CGAC) credential in Oregon.

Topics and Instructors:

  • February 3: Case Conceptualization in the Treatment of Problem Gambling, Rick Berman
  • February 4: Family Work with Problem Gamblers and Significant Others, Teresa McDowell
  • March 10: Understanding Money and its Role in Problem Gambling and Recovery, Mark Douglass
  • March 11: Diversity and Equity in Problem Gambling Treatment, Teresa McDowell

Participants must attend all four sessions.

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, the Professional Mental Health Counseling—Specialization in Addictions Program, and the Center for Community Engagement at Lewis & Clark.

Course Details & Registration

Date and Time: Saturday-Sunday, February 3 & 4, March 10-11, 2018, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Instructors: Rick Berman, MA, LPC, CADC III, CGAC II; Mark Douglass, LPC, CADC II, CGAC II; Teresa McDowell, EdD, LMFT

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, MA, LPC, CADC III, CGAC II specializes in integrated treatment of co-occurring mental health and addictive disorders. He has been training and supervising addictions and mental health counselors for 20 years and in recent years his work has focused more specifically on problem gambling. He has made presentations at national problem gambling conferences in Canada and the United States. Currently he is coordinator of Lewis & Clark Problem Gambling Services at Lewis & Clark College, where he is a faculty member in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and is an instructor for the Gambling Counselor Pre-Certification Courses 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.

Mark Douglass, LPC, CADC II, CGAC II works as a clinical supervisor for LifeWorks Northwest, overseeing clinicians working in problem gambling, mental health, and substance abuse treatment. He serves on the board of the Northwest Institute of Addictions Studies, as well as at the Lewis and Clark Graduate School as adjunct faculty teaching courses in counseling psychology and addiction studies.

Teresa McDowell, LMFT, EdD 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.