Problem Gambling Treatment Training Spring 2016

By Taggart Associates (other events)

4 Dates Through Jun 15, 2016

You are invited to register for the following training seminars: 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016: Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Treat Those with Gambling Disorder

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy is an evidenced based counseling practice that has been identified as effective in the treatment of Gambling Disorder. Individuals with gambling disorders develop beliefs and thoughts that support and influence the continuation of gambling behavior.  Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses these cognitive distortions. This training will focus on identifying cognitive distortions, triggers, and other thoughts that influence gambling behavior as well as cognitive behavioral techniques to address problem gambling. Through use of case studies, practice exercises, and interactive discussion the application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to gambling disorders will be developed.
  • Instructor: Gregory A. Krausz, MA, CACD, LPC Click here for biography.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016: Gambling Disorder: Family Impact & Recovery

  • Most people who suffer from gambling related issues slowly lose control of how much time and money they spend engaging in the activity. This inability to stick to limits can lead to financial issues, as well as a host of other problems. Many times, as the problem intensifies, other areas of the person’s life will be negatively impacted – this often includes families.The impact of problem gambling on family members can be devastating – in addition to financial problems that often accompany this disorder, family members often forced to deal with other physical & emotional issues, such as lies, betrayal, anger, health problems, and in many cases, abuse.This training will focus on the family dynamic, how they are impacted, and most importantly, the key role that they can play in the recovery process.
  • Instructor: Nancy Milliron, MS, CAC, CCMS, LPC. Click here for biography.


Check-in/Registration: 8 a.m. each day. Trainings will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. each day.

Fee: None, and lunch will be provided.

Credits (7.5 per day): CAC, APA, and NCGC from IGCCB, NASW-PA and LVPCA. Payment for credits will be collected the day of the workshop; cash or check will be accepted. (Cost of 7.5 credits: LVPCA members, $30; LVCPA non-members $35; NASW members $15, non-members, $25) Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. LVPCA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. 

RSVP: Register online no later than 7 days prior to each training. Questions? Email [email protected]

Presented by the Council on Compulsive Gambling of PA and sponsored by Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem