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Continuing Education

Gambling Counselor Pre-Certification I - Roseburg, Oregon

Date: 9:00am - 5:30pm PDT April 5 Location: Adapt, 621 W Madrone in Roseburg, OR 97470

Adapt, 621 W Madrone in Roseburg, OR 97470

Approximately 15% of individuals seeking substance abuse treatment have a co-occurring gambling disorder, while 7% of individuals who receive behavioral health treatment for other issues also have a gambling disorder. If left unidentified, gambling disorders run the risk of going untreated, jeopardizing a patient’s recovery from the other issues that initially brought them to treatment.

This course is designed for counselors, therapists and peer mentors who want to be more effective in their current practice with these clients, and also for counselors who want to become certified as a problem gambling counselor.

The course meets two Fridays, April 5 and June 7 from 9 a.m-5:30 p.m., with 8 online modules to be completed between in-person class sessions.

Offering the latest evidence-based practice, participants will examine what every mental health, alcohol & drug, and family counselor needs to know about gambling and problem gambling, including:

  • Screening, diagnosis, and client assessment
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Current trends, related policy issues and the Oregon treatment system
  • Gambling and substance use disorders
  • Gambling addiction as a brain disease
  • Links between gambling, suicide and domestic violence
  • Working with complex cases
  • Online gambling, money issues and gateways to gambling
  • Family dynamics
  • Professional responsibility and ethics

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

Technology requirement: Participants will need to provide their own laptop or tablet. If you aren’t able to bring one of these devices, please contact cce@lclark.edu

Course Details & Registration

Dates: Fridays, April 5 and June 7, 2019, 9 a.m-5:30 p.m. Including 8 online modules to be completed between in-person class sessions
Location: Adapt, 621 W Madrone in Roseburg, OR 97470

Instructor: Rick Berman, LPC, CGAC II

Cost: $195, includes 30 CEUs

Register now

  • We are committed to making our events accessible to all needs and abilities. When registering, let us know your access needs. Please contact us at 503-768-6040 or cce@lclark.edu with questions.

    Please note: Student registrations are for current students only and do not include continuing education credit (CEU/PDUs)

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—Specialization in Addictions Program at Lewis & Clark.

About the Instructor

Rick Berman, LPC, 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 more than 20 years. 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. He is the former Director of Lewis & Clark Problem Gambling Services at Lewis & Clark College, where he is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling. 

 

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