Live Workshop: Gambling Disorder Treatment Approaches: Addressing Family and Finances

Join Kristen Beall, LCSW-C, ICGC-I, CAC-AD, clinical manager, Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling, and Deborah Perry, LCPC, NCC, MAC, private practice, for a free workshop series on gambling disorder.

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The expansion of sports betting in Maryland, particularly access to mobile betting, has led to an increase in helpline calls nationally. Individuals under the age of 30 are at greater risk for negative consequences of video and mobile gambling games. This training will examine how to integrate familial interventions and financial planning into treatment for gambling disorder. We will discuss the financial impact of gambling on the recovering individual and their family, the stages of recovery, and challenges to and strategies for sustaining positive outcomes.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, attendees will be able to:

  1. Recognize the impact of sports betting in Maryland: what we know so far and considerations for the future.
  2. Identify the influence gambling related harms can have on families and appropriate interventions for addressing financial issues.
  3. Explore ways to address common therapeutic challenges when working with individuals with a gambling disorder and their families.
Approval Statements

Psychologist Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as a sponsor of continuing education. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. Sheppard Pratt designates this educational activity for a maximum of 3.0 contact hours for Psychologists.

Social Worker Statement: Sheppard Pratt is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners of Maryland to offer continuing education for Social Workers. Sheppard Pratt takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CE activity. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours in Category I credits for Social Workers.

Counselor Statement: Sheppard Pratt has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5098. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Sheppard Pratt is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This activity is available for 3.0 NBCC clock hours.