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.
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 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 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.
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 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 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 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.
Click on the tab above labeled "Presenters."
Sure Bet Three - Problem gambling prevalence rates amongst teenagers and young adults have been reported to be higher than that of the general population. It’s also during these sensitive years that many young adults step onto college campuses to experience their first few years of independence and make some very important initial life decisions. Many of these decisions will have life-long ramifications and are often influenced by the plethora of recreational options that are accessible to students in the modern era college experience. These options include all the gambling and gaming opportunities available today due to industry and technological developments. Learn about the vulnerabilities, motivations and types of gambling that young adults encounter during their college years on our nation’s campuses. Also, gain an understanding of prevention strategies and the clinical implications of serving this population during this phase of their young lives.
Participants will be able to:
Describe the three areas of development in an adolescent/young adult’s life
Apply the four A’s that influence young adults and potential problem gambling
List the four issues that are associated with problem gambling among college students
Identify the three gambling activities most frequently chosen by college students
Describe the two types of adolescent/young adult gambling
List at least three warning signs of problem gambling for college students
Mental health professionals including psychologists, clinical social workers, licensed clinical mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, addictions counselors, pastoral counselors, school counselors, clergy, school administrators, recreational therapists, peer support specialists and all those interested in learning about problem gambling.
Format and Times:
The Sure Bet Three training is being offered live via Zoom platform. The training will occur over 2 days. Each day will be 3 hours and 15 minutes. The extra 15 minutes will be used as a break within the training session.
$10 registration fee for the two-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.
Participants may request a refund up to 2 weeks prior to the first day of the training.
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 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.
Alison 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.