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Continuing Education Key:

NBCC ACEP = National Board for Certified Counselors Approved Continuing Education Provider
NCCPSS = North Carolina Certified Peer Support Specialists
NCSAPPB = North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board
Dates Click for Details Hrs CE Type Cost Add to Cart
05/18/2021 to 05/27/2021 Sure Bet Two: Dealing with Problem Gambling May 2021 12.00
06/01/2021 to 06/03/2021 Sure Bet Three: Gaming and the College Experience June 2021 6.00

Sure Bet 1 and 2 2020

To raise awareness and provide education, the North Carolina Problem Gambling Program (NCPGP) and the Division of MH/DD/SAS are sponsoring a four-part workshop to provide in-depth knowledge about problem gambling and treatment interventions.  In this training, topics of problem and gambling disorder, gambling counseling theory and practice, regulations and ethical issues, and financial aspects of remuneration will be addressed.   

Completion of this training will meet one of the requirements necessary for the NCPGP Provider Registry.  Participation in this training does not assure that a provider will be selected for the NCPGP Registry, but it is a required component of becoming an NCPGP provider.  

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.

Sure Bet One

Sure Bet OneSure Bet One - What constitutes a problem with gambling?  And how do professionals assist individuals whose gambling is creating problems in their home and work lives? This four-part workshop will provide in-depth knowledge about problem and gambling disorder, treatment interventions, gambling counseling theory and practice, regulations and ethical issues, and financial aspects of remuneration.    

Participants will be able to: 

  • Discuss an overview of gambling disorder/problem gambling 
  • Assess the client regarding issues of pathological/problem gambling 
  • Identify recommended outpatient treatment methods 
  • Discuss financial aspects of treatment for pathological/problem gamblers 

Sure Bet Two

Sure Bet TwoSure Bet Two - This four-part workshop will provide in-depth knowledge and practice skills using Motivational Interviewing and financial counseling in problem gambling services to special populations (e.g. military, adolescents, young adults, older adults and females) and their non-gambling family members. 

Participants will be able to:

  •  Identify and provide services for special populations including military, teens, seniors and women. 
  •  Provide culturally competent counseling for problem gamblers and concerned others. 
  • Conduct in-depth financial counseling for problem gamblers and concerned others. 
  • Demonstrate Motivational Interviewing strategies that work with concerned others. 


Format and Times:
The Sure Bet One and Two trainings are being offered live via Zoom platform. Each training will take place over a 2-week time span in 4 installments. Each installment will be 3 hours and 15 minutes. The extra 15 minutes will be used as a break within the training session. For each training timeframe please visit the schedule tab for more information. 


$25 registration fee for the four-day event.  Pre-registration is required, and registration fees are due on or before the program date unless your organization is paying the fee as authorized by your supervisor.  Fees will be donated to the NCPG Program. 

Refund Policy:    

Refunds may be issued up to 2 weeks prior to the first day of the training.

Inclement Weather Policy:

Any announcements regarding changes to the schedule due to inclement weather will be posted on  Registered participants will also be notified by email.

ADA Statement:

If you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in this program, please call us at (919) 843-6083 no later than ten business days before the program.

Confirmation Notices and Certificates of Completion:

We will confirm your registration by email after payment is received. Successful completion equates to verification of participation in 5.5 of the 6 cumulative hour event or 11 of the 12 cumulative hours of the event. Within 7 days of the conclusion of the event, you will receive an email notifying you that the evaluations and certificates are ready. The email will include a link to where you can login 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. You will be able to download your Certificate as a PDF document.

Presenter Information:

Click on the tab above labeled "Presenters."


Sure Bet One Agenda 

Day 1  
History of Gambling 
What is Gambling?  
House Edge  
Types Gamblers   

Day 2  
Types of Gamblers
Impact of Gambling   
Screening & Assessment Tools  
Gambling & Substance Use Disorder  

Day 3   
Bio-psycho-social & Motivation 
Co-occurring Disorder
Crisis Intervention/Suicide   
ASAM Criteria   
Counseling Theories  

Day 4    
Gamblers Anonymous  
Financial Issues  
UCLA Handbook 
Treatment Planning & Goals  

Sure Bet Two Agenda 

Day 1    
Review SB1  
Motivational Interviewing   

Day 2   
Cultural Competence  
Special Populations   

Day 3   
Gambling & Young Adults  
The Military and Problem Gambling   
Adults and Gambling  

Day 4   
The Family and Problem Gambling  
Bailouts and Family Financial Issues 



Sure Bet Three Agenda 

Day 1  
Open & Introductions 
Developing Young Adultsand Problem Gambling  
College Gambling: Prevalence Rates, Types and Availability 
Sports Gambling, College Life and Comorbidity 

Day 2  
Alison Drain: Prevention 
Alison Drain: Gaming 
Guest Speaker: Institute to Promote Athlete Health & Wellness 
Summary/Q&A session  




Sure Bet One Installments 2021

March Installment Dates Timeframe Capacity
8:15 am – 11:30 am 25
April/May Installment Dates Timeframe Capacity
1:15 pm – 4:30 pm 25

Sure Bet One & Two

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.  12 contact hours 

This course has been approved by the North Carolina Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board for 12 SS contact hours.   

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work is an Approved Provider by the National Council on Problem Gambling, NCPG CEU Approved Provider Number 08/801.  12 contact hours. 

Sure Bet Three

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.  6 contact hours 

This course has been approved by the North Carolina Addiction Specialist Professional Practice Board for 6 SS contact hours.  

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work is an Approved Provider by the National Council on Problem Gambling, NCPG CEU Approved Provider Number 08/801.  6 contact hours.   

Robby FuquaROBBY  FUQUA, LCSW     

Robby is a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois (LCSW) and licensed independent clinical worker in Massachusetts (LICSW).  Robby started his career in the mental health field as a crisis clinician at South Shore Mental Health in Quincy, Massachusetts.  He then relocated to Chicago, Illinois and joined Bensinger, DuPont and Associates, where he has worked in several different roles.  Previously as an EAP Counselor, Robby provided counseling/onsite trauma/crisis intervention services, management/mandatory consultations and other case management services.  Robby combined his business experience and clinical education as an EAP Account Manager to provide utilization reporting, consultative services, and assistance to human resource departments to promote EAP awareness in the workplace.  Robby’s EAP Training experience included presenting curriculum that covered a wide range of mental health and wellness subject matter to several companies in many different industries.    

As a Clinical Associate serving problem gambling populations, Robby worked as part of the C2C team providing counseling services to clients suffering from problem gambling issues.  He also conducted assessments, referral services, and other case management functions for several different state funded problem gambling helplines.  As a Training Specialist for the Responsible Gambling Department at Morneau Shepell, Robby provides training programs and workshops for clinicians to treat gambling disorder in Illinois and North Carolina.  Robby has also collaborated with the Mississippi Council of Problem and Compulsive Gambling and the Mississippi Gaming Commission to educate casino staff across the state of Mississippi with responsible gaming training. Robby has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of North Texas and a Master’s degree in Social Work with a Mental Health concentration from Boston College. 

Allison DrainAlison Drain, MSW, MPA   
Sure Bet Three Speaker Only

Alison Drain has over 20 years of experience working with government and nonprofit agencies at the local, state, national, and international levels. She has become a seasoned professional in managing grant programs and educating professionals across the country on problem gambling outreach, education, and prevention evidence-based practices. Alison enjoys assisting organizations on how to evaluate and expand programs, increase awareness, and impact. She is the North Carolina Problem Gambling Program Prevention Coordinator with Morneau Shepell and manages over 60 statewide prevention grants, speaks at conferences and webinars to educate attendees on problem gambling prevalence rates and best practices in prevention, outreach, and education, and trains and provides technical support to school staff and prevention coordinators on, Stacked Deck, an evidence-based prevention curriculum. Alison holds a master’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Public Administrator from West Virginia University.    



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