GAMBLING ADDICTION: HAVE THE CONVERSATION

JODY BECHTOLD LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC

Shedding Light on Problem and Disordered Gambling

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ENGAGING AND INFORMATIVE TRAINING WORKSHOPS, KEYNOTE TALKS, AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

LEVEL 1 & LEVEL 2 TRAINING FOR PROBLEM GAMBLING CERTIFICATIONS

TECHNOLOGY AND PROBLEM GAMBLING FOR CLINICIANS

OLDER ADULTS AND GAMBLING

ETHICS & SUICIDE RISK ASSESSMENT WITH PROBLEM GAMBLING

TREATMENT INTERVENTIONS FOR ONLINE AND SPORTS BETTING

PR Highlights

National Council on Problem Gambling

Annual Conferences

International Addictions Conference

Mauritius — Keynote presenter — July 2019

PA Council State Conference – presenter

Social Work Today — July 2019

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette — Multiple

Pittsburgh NOW WTAE — Chris Moore

KDKA-TV — Andy Sheehan — Multiple

Tedx Strip District — Have the Conversation 2019

Booking Information

jody@betterinstitute.com

412-303-0163

  • CEO of The Better Institute

  • Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor (ICGC-II)

  • Board Approved Clinical Consultant (BACC)- IGCCB

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania

  • TEDx Speaker — Entrepreneur — Author

Jody Bechtold presents both nationally & internationally about education and treatment for problem gambling. She serves as Vice President for the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board, and as a board member for the National Council on Problem Gambling. Jody earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a graduate of the Professional coaching certification from Duquesne University School of Leadership & Professional Advancement. For her work in prevention, education and training, Jody was awarded the “Person of the Year” award from the Pennsylvania Council on Compulsive Gambling. Currently, she is co- authoring a clinicians handbook for treating problem gambling.

Jody has appeared on numerous TV spots, print media, and presented national webinars on the topics of mental health, gambling addiction and technology. With her energy and expertise, it’s easy to understand why the media, colleagues, and organizations seek to hear her speak.