This course can be used for CEUs or toward gambling addiction counselor precertification training in most states.
The role of the Gambling Addiction Counselor includes but is not limited to:
- 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.
Minimum of 300 hours of training:
- 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.
- 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.ncpgambling.org/training-certification/ncgc-certification/ (National Council on Problem Gambling)