Live Workshop: The Fundamentals of Gambling Disorders for Healthcare Professionals: Part 1

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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As gambling becomes increasingly accessible throughout Maryland, more individuals are likely to suffer from the harms of gambling disorder. This lecture will discuss how healthcare professionals can identify the at-risk gambler, what screening tools are available, and how to intervene effectively. Given the impact gambling has on family, community, and healthcare systems, it is essential that healthcare professionals improve their ability to recognize and treat gambling related problems.

This two-part training is available for all professionals working with those in treatment for behavioral health disorders.

Learning Objectives

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

  1. Recognize the history of gambling disorder, current DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, specifiers and severity, and understand the scope of gambling in Maryland.
  2. Apply evidenced-based gambling screening tools and assessment tips for integrating gambling conversations into your practice, using brief interventions and ASAM criteria for placement to treatment. 
  3. Identify the intersections of other behavioral health disorders, medical conditions, and the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) related to gambling disorder.


Approval Statements

This series offers 12.0 contact hours for attending all four dates.

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.