ENGAGING AND INFORMATIVE TRAINING WORKSHOPS, KEYNOTE TALKS, AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS.
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
National Council on Problem Gambling
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
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.