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Problem Gambling Training

We offer gambling addiction training conveniently located across Ohio in collaboration with, and partially sponsored by, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.  Each two-day session provides 12 CEUs, RCHs and NCGC hours. In addition we offer live and home study webinars on treatment and prevention topics. These webinars are made possible by a grant from The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County. 

  • State Gambling Treatment Training Series
  • Live & Home Study Webinars 
For more information on our training services, please see our Clinical and Non-Clinicial Trainings.


Upcoming Gambling Treatment Trainings

Advanced Disordered Gambling Training: Adult ADHD and Problem Gambling - A Hidden Disorder 

Advanced Disordered Gambling Training. Adult ADHD and Problem Gambling: A Hidden Disorder 

May 24th - Cleveland, OH
May 25th - Columbus, OH 

Research indicates a disproportionate number of problem gamblers also meet diagnostic criteria for adult ADHD. There are unique aspects of this comorbidity that can be challenging for mental health providers. In this presentation, Dr. Reid will discuss assessment and differential diagnostic issues for ADHD, vulnerability factors, treatment, and how aspects of mindfulness can help attenuate both ADHD and gambling problems. The latest findings from the scientific literature about ADHD and neuroscience will also be addressed. Finally, Dr. Reid will offer pragmatic solutions and empirically supported interventions for problem gamblers with ADHD.

  • Participants will learn about the common denominators that link adult ADHD and gambling disorders including insights from research using neuroimaging and the brain.
  • Participants will learn about some of the unique assessment issues in diagnosing adult ADHD among gamblers.
  • Participants will learn about empirically supported treatments for adult ADHD in problem gamblers.

3nd Annual Cuyahoga Gambling Symposium - June 30th

The goal of the symposium is to raise awareness of problem gambling in our community, offer clinical trainings to increase problem gambling treatment capacity locally, and provide individuals and families with the tools and resources to respond to problem gambling in their life. Speakers will include clinical experts, people who have been affected by problem gambling, problem gambling prevention professionals and representatives from the gaming industry. A total of 5.5 continuing education hours will be available for social workers, counselors, marriage family therapists, chemical dependency professionals and nationally certified gambling counselors. If you are new to the issue of problem gambling, or a seasoned professional, there will be opportunities at the symposium for you!

Live Webinars

Continuing education from the comfort of your own home. Throughout the year continuing education is offered by live webinar. The webinars are interactive in nature, with time for questions and a knowledge post test at the end. These trainings can be completed at the comfort of your own home.

Gambling and Older Adults - June 6th

There are unique considerations regarding gambling and older adults. This webinar will explore this topic and add to basic knowledge of problem and disordered gambling. 1 credit of continuing education through the Ohio Counselor, Social Work and Marriage Family Therapist Board and the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board. 

Brief Introduction to Disordered Gambling - June 22nd

There are an estimated 170,000 disordered gamblers in Ohio and their average debt is $13,000 totaling $2.2 billion in Ohio alone. This training will provide an overview of gambling definitions, current statistics and trends in gambling behavior and co-morbidities of gambling disorder with substance use and mental illness. This is an ideal training for anyone wanting to learn more about this illness, and how to help.

Home Study Webinars

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In addition to live trainings, Recovery Resources offers a variety of home study webinars. These trainings can be completed at your own pace, from the comfort of your home. To recieve CEUs for these trainings, view the webinar video and then complete the post-test and evaluation. Some of our home study webinars include: 

  • Introduction to Gambling Addiction
  • Overvise of DSM-5 Disordered Gambling Criteria 
  • Brief Introduction to Problem Gambling Prevention
  • Using the Bystander Model to Address Mental Health, Addiction and Sexual Violence in Higher Education
  • Motivational Interviewing with Disordered Gamblers - coming soon! 
  • Gambling and the Older Adult - coming soon!

Gambling Superivison Calls 

Access the Gambling Supervision Call page

The monthly supervision calls with Dr. Heather Chapman for the gambling credential will take place on the 4th Friday of the month from 12:00 PM -1:30 PM. These calls are open to licensed social workers, counselors, chemical dependency counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists in Ohio who have attended a minimum of 24 hours of gambling-specific education and are working with disordered gamblers.

For more information on trainings

Contact Michael Buzzelli
216-431-4131, x2612