Gambling Addiction: Special Issues in Counseling Problem Gamblers - 24 Hours

This course can be used for CEUs or toward gambling addiction counselor precertification training in most states.

Course Objectives
  • Post Traumatic Stress and the development of gambling issues
  • Issues related to the co-occurrence of food addiction and gambling diorder
  • Explore financial interventions with problem gamblers
  • Learn about triggers for problem gambling and related issues in the elderly
  • Review the relationship between gambling and domestic violence
  • Review the literature related to patients with alexthymia who also have gambling disorder.
  • Identify issues and interventions related to treatment of persons with bipolar disorder and gambling problems
  • Explore the public stigma of gambling issues
  • Identify unique concerns, issues and recommendations for people with gambling issues who use internet gambling modalities.

The role of the Gambling Addiction Counselor includes but is not limited to:
  • Applying theories of addiction in assessment and treatment practices.
  • Performing a comprehensive assessment with an orientation towards gambling.
  • Providing gambling specific counseling, including developing treatment plans and conducting case management activities.
  • Recognizing and responding to indicators of suicidal ideations and self-harm behaviors.
  • Working in a professional and ethical manner.

Minimum of 300 hours of training:
  • Addiction Theories- 10 hours
  • Basic Knowledge of Problem and Pathological Gambling- 16 hours
  • Gambling Counseling Practice -20 hours
  • Special Issues in Gambling -24 hours
  • Ethics – 15 hours

Georgia, Florida and National Council Standards for Certification

  • http://www.adacbga.org/apps-manuals/CGAC-Requirements-Application-rev-1216.pdf
  • http://flcertificationboard.org/wp-content/uploads/CGACApplication.pdf
  • http://www.ncpgambling.org/training-certification/ncgc-certification/ (National Council on Problem Gambling)
$72.00 for 90 days
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