WORKSHOPS & NATIONAL EXAM TEST PREP COURSE
Don't Miss the Opportunity to Participate in these Exciting Pre-Conference and Post-Conference Workshops!
OCTOBER 12–13, 2011
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Each Workshop Qualifies toward Continuing Education/Certification (8 CEUs)
Basic Training and Gambling Counselor Certification Test Prep with Joanna Franklin
An introduction to the world of problem gambling - presents a multi-dimensional approach to assessment and diagnosis of problem and pathological gambling. Learn about the scope of gambling in the United States as well as rates of prevalence among adults and youth. Introduction to tools for assessment and screening and diagnostic criteria for gambling addiction, and overview of the different types of gamblers and the patterns of behavior that characterize these types.
To become a Certified Problem Gambling Counselor (Nationally or in Washington State), treatment providers must pass the International Certification Examination for Gambling Counselor (Previously National Certification Exam).
NOTE: The final application date to take the exam this year is October 15, 2011. The final exam dates this year are scheduled for December 3–17, 2011.
Joanna Franklin is Co-Chair of the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn from the expert in this area.
This workshop will offer a review of the outline of gambling specific topics that are covered on the national exam and discussion of such topics as prevalence, criteria, assessment, treatment strategies, neurochemistry, psychopharmacology, and gambling and the law. Includes sample test questions offered in a pre/post format with discussion.
On-site Only Registration available after September 23. Do Not Mail or FAX registration after that date. Only cash, check, or credit card will be accepted for on-site payment.
Joanna Franklin, MS, NCGC-II, is Director of Training and Network Development for Trimeridien Inc., serving states, tribes, the Navy, and the Army to provide gambling-specific treatment protocols, clinical training, and supervision toward national certification in gambling counseling. She is Co-Chair of the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board; President of the Institute for Problem Gambling, and on the Board of Directors of the National Council on Problem Gambling.
Advanced Training Workshop (Oct. 12)
Clinical Supervision for Problem Gambling Counselors
Learn how clinical supervision promotes the development of responsibility, skill, knowledge, and ethical standards in the practice of problem gambling counseling. Topics include: Responsibilities of a Clinical Consultant / Supervisor; Fair and respectful evaluation of supervisee performance; Setting clear expectations and providing clear feedback; Legal and ethical issues and responsibilities in clinical supervision; Common supervisory questions and challenges.
This workshop meets the requirements for Continuing Education for Problem Gambling Clinical Consultants in Washington.
Chuck Maurer, PhD, ABPP, NCGC-II, WSCGC-II, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Seattle, and a certified gambling counselor in Washington State and nationally. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington Medical School and in the Department of Psychology, University of Washington. He is the President of the National Council on Problem Gambling and the Vice-President of the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling.
|Full Conference (October 12–13)||One Day|
|Early Bird & Student Rate||$135||$75|
|After September 10||$180||$100|
|On-site Only After September 23||$225||$125|
|Basic Training and Gambling Counselor Certification Test Prep||$75|
|Advanced Training Workshop||$75|