Register Dealing with Problem Gambling Webinar Series Spring 2023

 

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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
10/19/2023 Brittany Greene Gaming Disorder and Autism Part 1 
10/31/2023 Brittany Greene Gaming Disorder and Autism Part 2
11/14/2023 Jeremiah Weinstock Context and Nuances of Treating Sports Betting within Gambling Disorder


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.

ADA Statement: Registrants requiring any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in our training programs, please contact us by email at bhs-support@unc.edu or by phone at (919) 445-0990 after completing registration to ensure we have enough time to secure the requested services.

Inclement Weather Policy: Any announcements regarding changes to the schedule due to inclement weather will be posted on http://bhs.unc.edu. Registered participants will also be notified by email.

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

Confirmation Notices and Certificates of Completion:
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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10/19/2023 Gaming Disorder and Autism Part 1 

Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are particularly vulnerable to the neurological impacts of screen time; to include video games, social media and other electronic devices and applications. These vulnerabilities can result in hyperarousal and emotion dysregulation which can negatively impact social emotional development and learning. This two-part session will address the impacts that electronic use syndrome can have on children and adolescents with ASD and discuss strategies that providers can use to aid clients and their families in managing the negative impacts of screen time.

Presenter: Brittany Greene

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the prevalence and risk factors for electronic use syndrome for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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)
12:55-1:00pm – Closing comments


10/31/2023 Gaming Disorder and Autism Part 2

Children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are particularly vulnerable to the neurological impacts of screen time; to include video games, social media and other electronic devices and applications. These vulnerabilities can result in hyperarousal and emotion dysregulation which can negatively impact social emotional development and learning. This two-part session will address the impacts that electronic use syndrome can have on children and adolescents with ASD and discuss strategies that providers can use to aid clients and their families in managing the negative impacts of screen time.

Presenter: Brittany Greene

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore strategies and tools providers can use to help individuals with ASD cope with the negative impacts of electronic use syndrome.

  2. Discuss family-based resources for caregivers of children and adolescents with ASD and electronic use syndrome.

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)
12:55-1:00pm – Closing comments


11/14/2023 Context and Nuances of Treating Sports Betting within Gambling Disorder

Since 2018, the availability of sports betting has rapidly expanded across the US and is now legal in 34 States and the District of Columbia. In the first five months of 2023, over $27.6 billion was legally wagered on sports in the US (representing a12%). North Carolina already has legalized in-person sports betting and will soon have legal online sports betting. With increased availability to gambling comes increased prevalence of gambling problems. The purpose of this 1-hour webinar is to provide addiction treatment providers with background information regarding gambling disorder, sports betting mechanics and technology, clinical characteristics of sports bettors, and nuances of providing treatment.

Presenter: Jeremiah Weinstock

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe different types of bets that sports bettors can make, including prop, points, parlay, and live bets, and the mechanics by which they make these bets.

  2. Identify important demographic and clinical characteristics that differentiate individuals with gambling problems who primarily engage in sports betting versus other forms of gambling (e.g., slot machines).

  3. Discuss how to tailor or adjust common problem gambling treatment approaches within the context of sports betting.

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)
12:55-1:00pm – 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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Jeremiah Weinstock

Dr. Jeremiah Weinstock is a licensed clinical psychologist, professor of psychology, and the Chair of the Department of Psychology at Saint Louis University. He is an expert in the assessment and treatment of substance-related and addictive disorders with over 65 peer-review publications and research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the International Center for Responsible Gaming. His primary scientific contributions include (1) refining our conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of gambling disorder and (2) the use of contingency management in the treatment of substance use disorders. He has co-authored several scientific papers on cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of gambling disorder. Dr. Weinstock maintains a small clinical practice focused on working with individuals diagnosed with gambling disorder.

Brittany Greene

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