6 Continuing Education Hours (lunch included in cost)
Description: With the advent of Ohio’s casinos, mental health professionals need skills in recognizing and treating clients with gambling problems. This workshop will review of the latest literature highlighting pathways to developing gambling problems and best practice treatment strategies (including individual, group and couples work) for the treatment of problem gambling.
Instructor: Heather Chapman, Ph.D. Dr. Heather Chapman is Director of the Brecksville Gambling Treatment Program, and Deputy Director of the Veterans Addiction Recovery Center, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and Associate Professor of Psychiatry Case Western Reserve University. A clinical psychologist, she has conducted assessments, individual psychotherapy, and psychotherapeutic, psychoeducational, and support groups targeting problem and pathological gambling since 1997. Dr. Chapman is a nationally certified gambling counselor and board certified clinical consultant from the International Gambling Certification Board of the National Council on Problem Gambling. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers, and as such has developed groups specifically designed to enhance change for those struggling with problem and pathological gambling. Her current research interests include suicide and gambling, as well as personality and gambling, co-morbidity, and treatment retention.
Registration deadline: May 5, 2013