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Gambling Counselor Pre-Certification II

Date: 9:00am - 5:30pm PST March 7 Location: Lewis & Clark Graduate School

Lewis & Clark Graduate School

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:

  • March 7: Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning for Problem Gambling, Rick Berman
  • March 8: Working with Money and Finances in Problem Gambling Treatment, Mark Douglass
  • April 4: Socioculturally Attuned Problem Gambling Treatment, Teresa McDowell, Julio Inenguez
  • April 5: Family Work with Problem Gamblers and Significant Others, Teresa McDowell, Brandie Lyda

Participants must attend all four sessions.

NOTE: Certification with the CGAC I credential is a separate process handled through the Mental Health and Addiction 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 Lewis & Clark Department of Counseling Psychology, and the Center for Community Engagement at Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling.  

Course Details & Registration

Dates and Times: Saturday-Sunday, March 7-8, April 4-5, 2020, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Instructors: Rick Berman, LPC, CGAC II; Mark Douglass, LPC, CADC III, 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, 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. 

Mark Douglass, LPC, CADC III, 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, EdD, LMFT 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 expertise in the areas of equity-based marriage and family therapy and problem gambling treatment.  Teresa’s recent scholarship and research related to problem gambling treatment includes determining core competencies and including families in problem gambling treatment.

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