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 pathological gambling, 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.
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 One - What constitutes problem or pathological 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 pathological gambling and 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 pathological/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 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 training is being offered virtual via Zoom platform. The 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 on the registration form. Refunds will be issued up to two weeks before the training. Fees will be donated to the NCPG Program.
Participants can request a refund up to 2 weeks in advance of the training.
Inclement Weather Policy:
Any announcements regarding changes to the schedule due to inclement weather will be posted on https://bhs.unc.edu. Registered participants will also be notified by email.
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 includes full attendance for the entire day. 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 https://bhs.unc.edu 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.
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 submitted to the North Carolina Substance Abuse 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.
ROBBY FUQUA, LCSW
Robby Fuqua is an experienced LCSW that has served as an EAP account manager, providing utilization reporting, consultative services, and mental health and wellness training to several companies in many different industries. As a clinical associate, Robby provided counseling services to compulsive gamblers. As the Training & Program Manager of the Responsible Gambling Department at Morneau Shepell, Robby provides training programs for clinicians to treat compulsive gambling disorder in Illinois and North Carolina. Robby also collaborated with Mississippi Council of Problem and Compulsive Gambling and the Mississippi Gaming Commission to educate casino staff across the state of Mississippi by providing Responsible Gaming training. Robby has a bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of North Texas and a Master of Social Work degree with a Mental Health Concentration from Boston College.