“PA Gambling Expansion Update” – am workshop
“Ethics and Gambling” – pm workshop
6 CE credit program (includes 3 ethics)
Friday, February 8, 2019 – Registration 8:30 am, Program 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
By the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc.
Presenters: Josh Ercole – Executive Director, CCGP (am workshop) and Gregory Krausz, MA, CAADC, LPC (pm workshop)
“PA Gambling Expansion Update”: In October 2017 a major gambling expansion bill was passed in Pennsylvania, allowing for the possibility of more legalized gambling than ever before. Over the past several months, we have seen the launch of several new types of gambling, with more being made available soon. It is vital for practicing clinicians to not only be aware of this expansion in order to better serve clients, but also to have a better understanding of the games that may lead to new populations of clients.
“Ethics and Gambling”: This training will address ethical considerations in addiction treatment, focusing specifically on gambling addiction. The presentation will include the functions of ethical codes, values/morals and laws impacting the gambling addiction professional, the agency and the client. Case studies and ethical decision-making models will be discussed throughout the course, as will the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board’s (IGCCB) code of ethics, in order to help guide the practitioner.
“PA Gambling Expansion Update”
- Participants will be able to list at least three new forms of legislated gambling in Pennsylvania
- Participants will be able to discuss the potential impact of expanded gambling on existing clients, and how it may also lead to problems with a new population of clients
- Participants will be able to discuss the protections that have been included in newly legislated gambling, and how this may differ from previously legislated gambling
“Ethics and Gambling”
- Participants will be able to list key elements of ethical practice and apply them to the problem gambling examples
- Participants will be able to discuss the increased consideration of ethical issues that may arise when working with individuals experiencing gambling related issues
- Participants will be able to discuss the code of ethics of the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB)
About the Presenters
Josh Ercole – Executive Director, CCGP (am workshop)
A team member of CCGP since 2013, Josh Ercole has conducted hundreds of trainings throughout Pennsylvania in an effort to raise awareness of problem gambling. To date, Josh has trained thousands of casino team members, clinicians, students and other professionals about warning signs of gambling problems and available resources for help.
Josh has presented to and developed close working relationships with a network of providers and professionals locally, nationally and internationally, many of whom are currently working with clients and family members of clients who are experiencing issues related to problem gambling and other addictions.
At the Council, Josh manages all daily operations of the organization, and oversees strategic planning and program development. Josh also serves as a member of the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), sitting on several committees and acting as the Pennsylvania Affiliate since 2015, and Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative since 2016.
Gregory Krausz, MA, CAADC, LPC (pm workshop)
Greg Krauz, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addictions Counselor Diplomate, brings extensive knowledge and experience in the area of counseling into his training sessions. A graduate of Moravian College and Seminary, Greg was awarded the Pastoral Counseling Prize. He has worked with adolescents and adults in groups and individual sessions in both inpatient and outpatient settings. He is an active member of First Baptist Church in Bethlehem, PA. Greg also serves as adjunct faculty at Moravian Theological Seminary, where he teaches a variety of courses on Counseling, Addictions and Pastoral Ministry. Greg is an official trainer for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for training counselors to treat problem gambling, and currently works throughout PA as a consultant trainer for the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc. Greg was named the 2016 Bishop Kortz Award recipient from Moravian Theological Seminary, and presented at the 2016 National Conference on Problem Gambling with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc.
Check-in/Registration: 8:30 a.m. Training will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m.
If you have attended our trainings before, you may be familiar with the parking lot across 3rd Street from the Northampton Community College (NCC) Fowler Southside Center. This parking lot is now a building. Free parking is available on either side of the Fowler Center on the north side of 3rd Street, as well as on the surface lots off of 2nd Street to the north of the building, as usual. On the morning of your training, please allow a few extra minutes to find parking.
Participants will receive 6 (includes 3 ethics) CEs for this program. In order to receive the CE credits offered for this program, all attendees must be present in the workshop no later than 15 minutes after it begins and must not leave prior to 15 minutes before it ends. After completing a program evaluation, participants will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program. This program is intended for psychologists, counselors, social workers, graduate students and other mental health professionals. For more information, contact the seminar organizer via email (RG@TaggartAssociates.com).
Fees & Registration
Fee: None, and a continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
Continuing Education Credits - 6 Hours (including 3 hours of Ethics content)
Social Workers: NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 6 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.
National Gambling Credits: All attendees will receive, at no charge, six (6.0) credit hours for National Gambling Certification.
PA Certification Board: This program has been PCB Approved for six (6.0) hours.
Payment for credits will be collected the day of the workshop; cash or check will be accepted.
Cost of 6 credits: NASW members $15, non-members, $25
RSVP: Register on this web site at least 7 days prior to each training. Questions? Email RG@taggartassociates.com.
Responsibility for Program Content
NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 6 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.
RSVP: Register on this web site 7 days prior to each training. Questions? Email RG@taggartassociates.com.
Presented by the Council on Compulsive Gambling of PA and sponsored by Sands Bethlehem. Upon registering for any of the offered workshops, recipients names will be added to the CCGP email list.