Dealing with Problem Gambling Webinar Series Fall 2022

 

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gambling tableThe North Carolina Problem Gambling Program (NCPGP) is pleased to offer a series of free webinars focusing on the treatment of problem gambling. The NCPGP, along with the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Use Services, Morneau Shepell, and UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work/Behavioral Health Springboard work together to bring to our state the Sure Bet Training Series, and to develop the NCPGP Provider Registry. These beginner level webinars are intended to educate NCPGP Providers, as well as other behavioral health providers, about risk factors, incidence rates, impact, and treatment strategies for working with people with problematic gambling behavior. For more information on the NCPGP visit: https://morethanagamenc.com

Date            Speaker Title
July 15, 2022

Dr. Stephanie L Diez-Morel

Clinical Tools for treating gaming disorder Part 1

August 12, 2022

Dr. Stephanie L Diez-Morel

Clinical Tools for treating gaming disorder Part 2

September 8, 2022 Dr. Ken Martz

The Emotional Roller Coaster: Family Support

September 30, 2022 Michael Fox ASAM and Adolescents Part 1
October 6, 2022 Elaine Uskoski One More Level: Video Gaming Addiction
November 10, 2022 Michelle Malkin Understanding Gambling-Motivated Crime (2 hour webinar)
December 5, 2022 Dr. Kaitlyn Burnell Adaptive and Maladaptive Screen Time Activities: Implications for At-Risk Youth
December 9, 2022 Micahel Fox

ASAM and Adolescents Part 2


Target audience:
Mental health professionals including psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, substance abuse counselors, pastoral counselors, school counselors, as well as clergy, school administrators, recreational therapists, peer support specialists and all those interested in learning about problem gambling.

Times:
All webinars will occur live from 12 pm – 1 pm

Registration:
All webinars are free. However, pre-registration is required.

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Continuing Education:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6642.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  Each successfully completed webinar qualifies for 1 contact hour.

This course is pending approval from the North Carolina Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board for 1 SS contact hours.

An IGCCB Preferred Provider

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We will confirm your registration by email after registration is received. The email will contain instructions on how to join the webinar along with the link. Successful completion includes full attendance for the entire day. Within 7 days of the conclusion of the webinar, you will receive an email notifying you that the evaluations and certificates are ready. The email will include a link to https://bhs.unc.edu where you can log in using the username and password you chose at registration. Once you have logged in, you will see the training titles listed under "My Courses" on the left side. After clicking on the link, you will be taken to another page where you can click the link to the event evaluation. Once you have completed and submitted your evaluation, you can click on the link to access the Certificate of Completion. Your Certificate will be emailed to you as a PDF document.

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Starts Modality Title Hrs CEs
12-09-22 Zoom ASAM and Adolescents Part 2 12/09/2022 1.00
  • NBCC ACEP
  • NCASPPB

8/12/2022 Clinical Tools for treating gaming disorder Part 2

Today, more people have access to, and are participating in, gaming activities than ever before. While many can enjoy video games without developing any consequences, global prevalence rates indicate approximately 3% show signs and symptoms of gaming disorder. Considering this, it is vital to have clinical tools to capably treat those who are experiencing gaming disorder or problematic gaming. In this two-part training, we will review evidenced based approaches through high quality research and will discuss how to translate and implement the research into direct clinical practice.

Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Diez-Morel

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply evidenced based treatments into practice scenarios and provide examples of direct application when using this approach for clients with gaming disorder or problematic gaming. 

Agenda

12:00-12:05pm – Introductions of presenters and helpline information
12:05-12:45pm – Lecture of material
12:45-12:55pm – Discussion questions, case presentation, interaction (as needed)
12:55-1:00pm – Closing comments


9/8/2022 The Emotional Roller Coaster: Family Support

While there is often an emphasis on work with the individual with gambling disorder, family members also face an emotional rollercoaster. This session explores the range of emotions among family members during the cycle of addiction and recovery. Understanding tools to stabilize a supportive family, and neutralize the fear, anger, and shame in family members can help to create an environment that facilitates the successful establishment of recovery.

Presenter: Dr. Ken Martz

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the role of emotions in the development, maintenance, and resolution of effective family functioning
  2. Identify the role of 5 key emotions including fear, anger, and grief
  3. Identify tools to manage the range of emotions so that they do not impede recovery

 

Agenda

12:00-12:05pm – Introductions of presenters and helpline information
12:05-12:45pm – Lecture of material
12:45-12:55pm – Discussion questions, case presentation, interaction (as needed)
12:55-1:00pm – Closing comments


9/30/2022 ASAM and Adolescents Part 1

This 2-hour training, presented in two 1-hour sections, is presented from the specialized perspective of providing clinical services to youth with multiply-occurring needs, including co-occurring mental health and substance use needs. Nearly a decade ago, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) released the updated 3rd edition of the popular ASAM ‘Patient Placement Criteria’. Renamed The ASAM Criteria: Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions, the 3rd edition aims to de-emphasize the focus on the notion of ‘placement’ and emphasize individualized and clinically-driven decisions regarding treatment. Described in the preface of the 3rd edition, the general purpose of the comprehensive guidelines are to ‘enhance the use of multidimensional assessments to develop patient-centered service plans and to guide…objective decisions about patient admission, continuing care, and transfer discharge for various levels of care for addictive, substance-related and co-occurring conditions’. Centered on six areas of dimensional assessment, the ASAM has paid particular attention to the special needs associated with adolescents and the expectations of co-occurring conditions. Many clinical providers that include any addiction services are now required to assess client level of care using ASAM criteria as part of treatment matching recommendations at admission, continued stay, and termination for those with identified substance use needs. Even without requirements for ASAM inclusion, the guided assessment and conceptualization process is very useful for increasing integrated and matched-care decisions.

Presenter: Michael Fox

Learning Objectives:

  1. List and define the six dimensions of multidimensional assessment
  2. Define and discussion of risk ratings applied to each dimension

Agenda

12:00-12:05pm – Introductions of presenters and helpline information
12:05-12:45pm – Lecture of material
12:45-12:55pm – Discussion questions, case presentation, interaction (as needed)
12:55-1:00pm – Closing comments


10/6/2022 One More Level: Video Gaming Addiction

One More Level; Video Gaming Addiction is a webinar for front line mental health workers that provides a first hand account of Elaine's lived experience as the mother of a recovering gaming addict. This online workshop presents the impact of gaming addiction on mental and physical health, personal life, education, and the economic cost for the gamer and their family.

Presenter: Elaine Uskoski

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discover statistics on video gaming and gaming addiction
  2. Recognize the emotional needs met by gaming
  3. Identify the three types of problematic gamers
  4. Describe gambling within video gaming
  5. List the 9 warning signs of problematic or addictive gaming
  6. Approach with empathy can help bring a family member to recovery

Agenda

12:00-12:05pm – Introductions of presenters and helpline information
12:05-12:45pm – Lecture of material
12:45-12:55pm – Discussion questions, case presentation, interaction (as needed)
12:55-1:00pm – Closing comments


11/10/2022 Understanding Gambling-Motivated Crime

Michelle L. Malkin, JD, Ph.D. explores the social, economic, and criminal consequences for people who have a history of problem gambling, including a focus on gender. Findings allow for fuller understanding of the different ways compulsive gamblers have been involved in the legal and criminal justice system, primarily for acquisitional crimes to support gambling and/or to pay off gambling related debts. Dr. Malkin includes details of her lived experiences as well. The presentation includes suggestions for counselors and others who have clients who may have been involved in gambling-motivated crimes.

Presenter: Michelle Malkin

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain why problem gamblers commit crimes
  2. Summarize an overview of gambling-motivated crime, its connection to problem gambling, and describe up-to-date research with an emphasis on gender similarities and differences
  3. Explore social, economic, and legal consequences of problem gambling
  4. Recognize the experiences of problem gamblers in the criminal justice system
  5. Give ideas for how the criminal justice system could provide more resources for problem gamblers
  6. Identify practical considerations for individuals who are problem gamblers and who may be facing criminal prosecution for gambling-motivated crimes

Agenda

12:00-12:05pm – Introductions of presenters and helpline information
12:05-1:45pm – Lecture of material
12:45-1:55pm – Discussion questions, case presentation, interaction (as needed)
12:55-2:00pm – Closing comments


12/5/2022 Adaptive and Maladaptive Screen Time Activities: Implications for At-Risk Youth

In this workshop, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages that digital technologies pose for adolescents’ psychosocial development. We will reflect on features of digital technologies that can be used by adolescents in both healthy and unhealthy ways. We will consider the role of individual differences in the relation between adolescents’ digital technology engagement and psychosocial health, with a special focus on at-risk youth.

Presenter: Dr Kaitlyn Burnell

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss nuanced linkages between adolescents’ digital technology use and their psychosocial health.
  2. Explain the roles that individual differences and types of social media activities serve in these linkages.

Agenda

12:00-12:05pm – Introductions of presenters and helpline information
12:05-12:45pm – Lecture of material
12:45-12:55pm – Discussion questions, case presentation, interaction (as needed)
12:55-1:00pm – Closing comments


12/9/2022 ASAM and Adolescents Part 2

This 2-hour training, presented in two 1-hour sections, is presented from the specialized perspective of providing clinical services to youth with multiply-occurring needs, including co-occurring mental health and substance use needs. Nearly a decade ago, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) released the updated 3rd edition of the popular ASAM ‘Patient Placement Criteria’. Renamed The ASAM Criteria: Treatment Criteria for Addictive, Substance-Related, and Co-Occurring Conditions, the 3rd edition aims to de-emphasize the focus on the notion of ‘placement’ and emphasize individualized and clinically-driven decisions regarding treatment. Described in the preface of the 3rd edition, the general purpose of the comprehensive guidelines are to ‘enhance the use of multidimensional assessments to develop patient-centered service plans and to guide…objective decisions about patient admission, continuing care, and transfer discharge for various levels of care for addictive, substance-related and co-occurring conditions’. Centered on six areas of dimensional assessment, the ASAM has paid particular attention to the special needs associated with adolescents and the expectations of co-occurring conditions. Many clinical providers that include any addiction services are now required to assess client level of care using ASAM criteria as part of treatment matching recommendations at admission, continued stay, and termination for those with identified substance use needs. Even without requirements for ASAM inclusion, the guided assessment and conceptualization process is very useful for increasing integrated and matched-care decisions.

Presenter: Michael Fox

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review risk ratings; apply to decisions from the six dimensions to Level of Care for Adolescents regarding Level 1, Level 2.1 and 2.5, and Level 3.1
  2. Describe and apply concepts about Co-Occurring Capable, Co-Occurring Enhanced, and Complexity Capability definitions for adolescent care.

Agenda

12:00-12:05pm – Introductions of presenters and helpline information
12:05-1:45pm – Lecture of material
12:45-1:55pm – Discussion questions, case presentation, interaction (as needed)
12:55-2:00pm – Closing comments

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Problem Gambling Webinar Series Continuing Education

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6642.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  Each successfully completed webinar qualifies for 1 contact hour.

This course is pending approval from the North Carolina Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board for 1 SS contact hours. 

An IGCCB Preferred Provider

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Dr. Stephanie L. Diez-MorelDr. Stephanie L Diez-Morel
Dr. Stephanie Diez-Morel (pronouns are she/her) is an assistant professor of graduate social work at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Diez-Morel is an invited member of the American Psychiatric Associations (APA) task force for Internet Gaming Disorder to discuss the public health implications of gaming and inclusion of Gaming disorder in the DSM-5- TR. She has authored numerous scientific presentations and journal articles, as well as appeared in the media on a variety of radio, podcasts, and news outlets to discuss the topic of addictions, gaming disorder and other technology-based addictions.

In 2013, Dr. Diez-Morel founded Reboot & Recover, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing education, prevention, treatment, and research on gaming disorder and other technology-based addictions. Dr. Diez-Morel earned her Ph.D. from Florida International University where she was awarded a student scholar in Health Disparities Research Fellowship offered through the Center for Research on US Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA) funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As a C-SALUD Student Scholar in Health Disparities Research Fellow, Dr. DiezMorel’s research contributed to the reduction and prevention of health disparities affecting the Latinx populations in the United States.

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Dr. Diez-Morel has worked within nonprofit community organizations and in community hospitals providing direct clinical services to children, families, and adults experiencing addiction. In addition, she has provided education and consultation to address addictions among various communities including medical professionals, educators, caregivers, and school aged children. Dr. Diez-Morel is the recipient of the 2019 Most Next Award for Innovation awarded by the AICP Foundation in recognition of her problematic gaming prevention work with Reboot & Recover. In 2020 she was granted the New York University NIH Visiting Mentor Development Award for Addiction Research. Dr. Diez-Morel utilizes her expertise in behavioral health and addictions to serve in her role as a board member of the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB) and as a gaming expert consultant with the telehealth company Kindbridge. Dr. Diez-Morel continues her clinical practice as she is dually licensed in the states of Florida and Pennsylvania. Her clinical practice areas include: addictions, behavioral addictions, behavioral health, co-occurring disorders, and mental health. Her research interests include: Cyberpsychology; gaming disorder; behavioral addictions; substance use/misuse and substance use disorders; co-occurring disorders; and intersections of trauma and health. Dr. Diez-Morel’s research can be accessed via her ResearchGate Profile and GoogleScholar Profile.

Michael FoxMichael Fox
Michael is a consultant and trainer with the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, part of the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. CIP is a Coordinating Center of Excellence for children’s behavioral health for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Service and is a collaborative partner with the National Technical Assistance Network for Children’s Behavioral Health (TA Network), providing content expertise on Intensive Home-Based Behavioral Treatment and integrated treatment approaches for youth experiencing co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

Michael provides program consultation, technical assistance and clinical trainings to providers in Ohio and around the country regarding youth with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, intensive home-based approaches to treatment and intentionally integrated treatment. He started in the adult addictions field when substance use and mental health treatments were deeply siloed – and has been moving intentionally toward integrated and systemic approaches ever since.

Dr. Ken Martz

Dr. Ken MartzKen J. Martz, PsyD, MBA, ICGC-II, BACC, is a licensed psychologist. He is the former Special Assistant to the Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs overseeing the funding and policy for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for substance use and gambling disorders. He has worked in treatment and management of special populations for the past 25 years. Dr. Martz has worked in a variety of settings – including outpatient, residential and therapeutic communities – providing treatment of addictions, including gambling.

Dr. Martz has a master’s degree in psychology from Loyola College, a doctorate in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology. He holds international certification in gambling disorder treatment. He has presented in over 100 international, national and local presentations in the addictions treatment field and authored dozens of books including six bestsellers. He is best known for his international bestseller Manage My Emotions.

Elaine Uskoski

Elaine UskoskiSeveral years ago, Elaine Uskoski faced one of the biggest crisis of her life when she learned her youngest son Jake was addicted to video gaming. She put everything on hold to deal with the magnitude and seriousness of his obsession. At the time, there was little known about this type of addiction and Elaine found herself focusing all her energy on research, learning everything she could so she could help her son. She married this insight with her 20 years’ experience in social service work and health and wellness.

With knowledge, patience and perseverance Elaine was able to successfully help Jake regain his physical and emotional health. She chronicled her experiences in her book “Seeing Through the Cracks” and now shares her powerful message of hope and awareness through her work as a coach for parents/families and as a speaker. Elaine’s second book, “Cyber Sober; A Caregiver’s Guide to Video Gaming Addiction” has now also been published. She is a Canada Clinical Partnership Specialist for Intenta Clinical Training for Gaming Disorder. Elaine has been featured by many media outlets including CTV W5, CBC’s The National, CHCH TV, Global News, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, and CBC Radio.

Michelle L. Malkin, JD, Ph.D.

Michelle MalkinMichelle Malkin, JD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at East Carolina University. She received a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a Juris Doctorate degree from Northeastern University School of Law, and her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in criminal justice from Michigan State University. Dr. Malkin's research interests include a focus on problem gambling and gambling-motivated crime. In 2018, she received a research fellowship for her research on women and gambling-motivated crime from the Center for Gaming Studies at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Dr Kaitlyn Burnell

Dr. Kaitlyn BurnellKaitlyn Burnell is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her B.A. in Psychology at Western Connecticut State University and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. She previously worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at Duke University. Kaitlyn’s research examines adolescents’ social media and smartphone use from a developmental lens. She is interested in how adolescents use digital technologies in a way that both reflects and transforms traditional developmental tasks and challenges. In particular, Kaitlyn studies how the affordances of digital technologies relate to adolescents’ mental health, body image concerns, and risky behavior, with a special focus on processes such as social comparison, self-presentation, social norms, and the receipt of social feedback.

 

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