Gambling Disorder Treatment Webinar Series

 

Easy, Convenient Ways to Earn Gambling Disorder CE Credits on YOUR time

At a time when legalized gambling is increasing globally, we are also seeing new forms of gambling through online and virtual platforms. As clinicians and therapists, we need to stay current with research and treatment interventions.

We have developed several 2-hour on-demand webinars on problem and disordered gambling treatment for clinicians. Learn or review current evidence-based theories, interventions as well as practical strategies for your clinical practice. These webinars are specifically designed for clinicians on the front line of disordered gambling. All webinars are pre-recorded for you to consume at your own convenience.

 

Webinar Topics:

Biopsychosocial Features in Gambling

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Gambling is a multifaceted behavior that is influenced across biological, psychological, and sociological factors. Research on at-risk and problem gambling has continued to show empirical differences between gamblers and non-gamblers across neurobiological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. While the increase in empirical evidence is encouraging, little is currently known about the extent to which clinicians can identify and/or use biological/neurological, psychological, and sociocultural factors within their own practice. Therefore, the general theme of the webinar will review biopsychosocial aspects related to at-risk and problem gambling and how clinicians can use this information in clinical practice.

The Legal System and Gambling

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This webinar explores the various ways in which clinicians may be involved in the legal system related to gambling disorders.  For many, it’s not “if” but “when” they will interact with attorneys, probation/parole, and court-ordered treatment requests. This webinar reviews how to interact, educate, and provide written documentation to judges, attorneys, and the legal system on behalf of individuals with gambling disorders. 

Harm Reduction and Gambling

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This webinar introduces clinical approaches to harm reduction across the continuum, from responsible gambling to self-exclusion programs. Clinicians will learn how to apply the 10 Rules of Responsible Gambling as a way to create harm reduction plans for their clients. Clinicians also learn when abstinence is the treatment goal and how to utilize various self-exclusion programs to help their clients close all the “doors” to access to gambling.  Special guest appearances from Jack and Melissa from Gamban®, who will walk attendee’s through how to use their application to help clients abstain from access to anything gambling related online.

Finances in Clinical Practice

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This webinar focuses on financial planning and related aspects so important when it comes to treatment for problem gamblers. The webinar will focus on how to incorporate various financial interventions, such as budgets and financial restitution plans, involving families into financial interventions, and using technology to make things easy for clients and their families. We will also highlight how to use basic tools such as excel spreadsheets to develop and monitor financial budgets and financial restitution plans. Clinicians also learn how to begin to teach ‘financial literacy’ and the meaning of money to their clients with gambling disorders.

Self-Help in Clinical Practice

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This webinar explores the many ways self-help programs can help clients with gambling disorders. We discuss the various types of self-help options, not just 12-Step, that can assist our clients in their recovery from gambling. We explore what it means to be a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) and how clinicians can develop a partnership in a way that further supports their clients in recovery. We explore new ways to use technology to meet the younger generations that may not seek support in the traditional ways. Join us with a special guest, Jeff Wasserman, ICGC-I, CPRS for this webinar. 

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Gambling Disorder Treatment Webinar Series Bundle includes access to all five courses:

  • Harm Reduction
  • Self-Help and Gambling
  • Finances and Gambling
  • The Legal System and Gambling
  • Bio-Psycho-Social of Gambling

Earn 10 CEs for one low rate. There is a $15 Additional Charge for the 10 CE Credit Licensure. Webinars can be completed on your time.

How It Works

1

Register

Purchase courses individually or as a bundle

2

Take Course

Courses can be completed on your time, at your convenience. 

3

Apply For CE Credit

All webinars are approved for IGCCB training certification and recertification CEs for FREE. State licensure credits may be available, depending on your state for an additional $15.

Testimonials

Whether working with Jody and Alyssa as educators, counselors, researchers, advocates or friends, every single opportunity has been an absolute gift. What they bring to the field of problem gambling is immeasurable – they are both incredible assets, and have only just begun to show us what they can offer.

Josh Ercole

“Jody is a phenomenal public speaker and instructor.  She creates a fun learning experience and is warm and personable.  Jody is the reason why I pursued certification to become a gambling counselor myself.”

Danielle D.

Thank you so much for the insightful and informational webinars you instructed for telehealth. As a human services consultant and assisting a local psychiatrist set up his telehealth platform and policy and procedures, the information was invaluable that you presented. As having oversight of therapists who are using telehealth for the first time, your ideas and suggestions for engaging clients in a new medium of treatment was spot on for supervising them. I am having the therapists listen to the webinar themselves as there was too much info to take notes. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts and commentary. 

Karen B.

“Just attended your webinar. You are an amazing teacher! Always always learn new things and motivates me to do more. Keep doing what you are doing!”

Jennifer M.

Jody has always proven to be totally committed and very passionate about her work, and the quality of the training programs she produces are outstanding! She is extremely knowledgeable and a consummate professional. 

The course content is always comprehensive and appropriately tailored to the target audience, with an emphasis on practical skills development and application. Jody has a relaxed and relatable training style that brings out the best in groups. Her delivery style ensures that everyone is put at ease and motivated to participate fully.

Jody is very flexible and responsive to participant needs, and is able to bring out the best in everyone so that maximum benefit is derived from every training experience.”

Amanda R.

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About the Instructors

Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC

Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC

Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC is a keynote speaker and workshop training expert, highly regarded gambling addiction expert working extensively across the globe with individuals, organizations, and associations. She has an International Gambling Addiction Counselor Level 2 certification and is a Board Approved Clinical Consultant with the IGCCB.  She is the VP for the IGCCB Certification board. She is a board member for the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). She is a member of the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA). She holds a Masters in Social Work and Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. She has presented and spoken at conferences across the nation as well as England, Italy, and Mauritius. When Jody isn’t working, you can find her providing pet therapy with her dog, Hanna, and supporting her husband’s business, Pittsburgh Guitars.

Alyssa N. Wilson, Ph.D.

Alyssa N. Wilson, Ph.D.

Alyssa N. Wilson, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Director of Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at Saint Louis University. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst Doctoral (BCBA-D), and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Missouri.  Dr. Wilson created the Saint Louis University Gambling Addictions research laboratory, where she works with graduate students on translational and clinical research projects related to gambling. Dr. Wilson has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on interdisciplinary approaches to gambling etiology, assessment, and treatment; and her work has been presented at national and international peer-reviewed conferences and continuing education seminars. She serves on editorial boards for a range of journals, including the Journal of Contextual Behavior Science and Behavior Analysis in Practice. When Alyssa isn’t working, you can find her in her art ‘studio’ painting and creating, or attending a yoga class.

Pricing & Packages

 

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FAQ's

Gambling CE's - what do they cover?

The Gambling Disorder Treatment Webinar Series will email you a Certificate of Attendance for each webinar you complete. The Certificates are approved as Gambling Specific Training for your Recertification with the IGCCB. Jody Bechtold is a BACC, which makes the training approved through the IGCCB. 

Check with your state gambling certification board if you have any questions.

Licensure CEs - how do I make sure these qualify for licensure CEs in my state?

It is your responsibility to contact your state licensing board and verify that these webinars, co-sponsored through the University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work Continuing Education, will be accepted.  If you determine that they are not covered and you already paid for the CEs, simply provide written documentation from your state board and we will refund your CE fees.

When do I receive my Certificate of Attendance?

After you have completed the entire webinar, evaluation form, and post-test, we will begin processing your Certificate. Please allow up to 4 weeks.  All certificates will be emailed to the email address you used when you registered for the course. All certificates will be in PDF format.

I'm having trouble printing the Certificate of Attendance.

We email the Certificate of Attendance in PDF format. Please make sure you have Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer. See https://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/ for more information or contact your IT department to help with troubleshooting.

What kind of software do I need to watch these webinars?

You must use a Chrome Browser (not Safari) to watch the webinars. It is recommended to be connected to WIFI for optimum viewing speed. We use EasyWebinar to create these webinars. Please visit www.EasyWebinar.com for more information.

What if I’m not satisfied with the Webinars or Series? What is the refund policy?

The Better Institute will give you a 100% refund after you complete the entire webinar, post-test, and evaluation within 2 weeks of purchase. We simply ask that you share with us the reason why this webinar series wasn’t the right fit for you and how we could make it better. If you do not complete the webinar and complete the evaluation with post test within 2 weeks of purchase, we will not refund your purchase.

Is there a cancellation policy?

We do not offer a cancellation policy because these webinars are available on-demand, and you can watch/attend them at your convenience (day or night, home or office or anywhere).

What if I don’t pass the Post Test questions?

We want to make sure that you learn from these webinars. If you are having difficulty with the Post Tests, please email training@betterinstitute.com and schedule time to review the content with one of the presenters.

How long do I have to watch the webinars before they expire?

You have up to a year to complete all the webinars that you purchased.  It is recommended that you complete them within 6 months of purchase or before your state license expiration. Because these webinars are on-demand, you can make them fit into your work schedule over a period of time. We recommend completing 1 webinar a month, if not more.

What are your office hours or how can I contact you with specific questions?

Please email us at training@betterinstitute.com and include your specific question as well as a contact phone number. If we can’t answer your question by email, we will call you to further discuss.

Information on Continuing Education Credits

This Gambling Disorder Treatment Webinar program is offered for 2 hours (per webinar) of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT biennial license renewal in Pennsylvania. We are also approved for social work continuing education by the State of New York

Although continuing education provided by CSWE-accredited institutions are accepted by most U.S. state licensing boards, our School of Social Work cannot assure that your state will accept these CE hours.  The final authority for approving any continuing education activity rests with the social work board of the state in which you are licensed. Even states that accept CSWE approval may have exceptions in terms of courses they will accept. Co-sponsorship program attendees are responsible for checking with and ensuring that CE sessions they attend through us are eligible for credit with their state’s licensing board.