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FREE WEBINAR -Gambling Disorder and Physical Health

Gambling Disorder and Physical Health

Gambling disorder can have a significant impact on physical health, including consequences on sleep, cardiovascular functioning, memory and other stress-related illnesses.   This webinar will review the current state of knowledge around how gambling disorder impacts physical health and vice versa.   Emphasis will be placed on encouraging treatment providers to discuss physical health and self-care as part of the comprehensive treatment plan for gambling disorder patients.  Office-based treatment techniques and strategies to promote exercise, weight loss, health maintenance and positive self-care will be emphasized and reviewed.

Presented by:  Timothy Fong, M.D. Tim Fong

Dr. Fong is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.  Dr. Fong completed his undergraduate and medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago.  Currently, he is the co-director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program.   The purpose of this program is to examine the underlying causes and clinical characteristics of problem and pathological gambling in an effort to develop effective, evidence-based treatment strategies. He is the director of the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, a one-year program designed to provide a leading edge clinical and research training experience. Dr. Fong’s research interests include understanding pathological gambling, hypersexual disorders and behavioral addictions from a biopsychosocial perspective.

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Journal of Gambling Issues – Webinar Series

Applying the codependency concept to concerned significant others of problem gamblers: Words of caution

This interactive webinar takes a critical look at how the codependency (CD) concept developed, current uses in treatment and research, and the suitability for using CD principles with concerned significant others of program gamblers. The implications of applying principles of the CD movement are discussed, including oppression, recruitment and retention for problem gambling treatment, and the impact on children. Recommendations for addressing CD principles in treatment are made. Suggestions for the use of alternative approaches, such as the Stress-Strain-Coping-Support model and Traumatic Incident Reduction, will be presented.

Faculty
Kimberly Calderwood, Ph.D., RSW, is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Windsor. Her research interests focus on bereavement processes, societal influences on bereavement, and addiction issues in the context of recruitment, retention, and service delivery. She has recently begun a private practice in Windsor as an intern to become a Certified Traumatic Incident Reduction Facilitator, an approach that focuses on resolving the impact of past traumas rather than simply assisting clients in finding ways to “cope” with the negative associations that occur as a result of trauma.

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10th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling

Earn up to 12 CEU’s approved by the Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors and the National Council on Problem Gambling.

Additional applications for CEU approvals pending for Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists.

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9th Annual Nevada State Conference on Problem Gambling

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Earn up to 12 CEU’s approved by the Nevada Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors and the National Council on Problem Gambling.

Additional applications for CEU approvals pending for Nevada Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists.

Registration and Program Information Available at: 2015 Conference

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When the Fun Stops Employee Training – Las Vegas

WHEN THE FUN STOPS™ – Employee Awareness Training

Open Enrollment Class – Individual gaming employees may register to attend.  Participation card will be issued to employees upon completion of class to verify attendance.  This program can be relied upon by gaming licensees to satisfy the requirement for employee training under NV Gaming Regulation 5.170 – Programs to Address Problem Gambling.

WHEN THE FUN STOPS™ is a one-hour training program that provides the information your employees need to know about the nature and symptoms of problem gambling and the resources available for help.  A unique feature of this training module is a 23-minute video which explores the phenomenon of problem gambling through the expertise of a Nevada treatment professional and the experiences of four Nevada residents who are successfully dealing with their own gambling problem.

  • Individuals must preregister for the class, held at the Council’s Las Vegas training facility.
  • REGISTER NOW by completing the form below and returning it to the Council with payment of the $35 registration fee.

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2015 Project Homeless Connect (Las Vegas)

The Nevada Homeless Alliance’s signature event is Project Homeless Connect, a service and resource fair for the homeless and low income. Services provided aim to break down barriers to housing and self sufficiency, including but not limited to shelter, health care, legal issues, job readiness, food and behavioral health.  PHC includes more than 100 service providers and 700 community volunteers who serve more than 3,000 individuals per event. The event will focus on serving not only those who are currently homeless, but those at risk of homelessness.

SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS:

Nevada Homeless Alliance (www.nevadahomelessalliance.org)

Help Hope Home

Project Homeless Connect

Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada (www.volunteercentersn.org)


 

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Project Homeless Connect (Las Vegas)

The Nevada Homeless Alliance’s signature event is Project Homeless Connect, a service and resource fair for the homeless and low income. Services provided aim to break down barriers to housing and self sufficiency, including but not limited to shelter, health care, legal issues, job readiness, food and behavioral health.  PHC includes more than 100 service providers and 700 community volunteers who serve more than 3,000 individuals per event. Thia event will focus on serving not only those who are currently homeless, but those at risk of homelessness.

SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS:

Nevada Homeless Alliance (www.nevadahomelessalliance.org)

Help Hope Home

Project Homeless Connect

Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada (www.volunteercentersn.org)


 

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WEBINAR – “Insights and Perspectives for Problem Gamblers with Adult ADHD”

“Insights and Perspectives for Problem Gamblers with Adult ADHD”

1.5 CEU’s

There is some research indicating 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 webinar, Dr. Reid will discuss assessment issues for ADHD based on the DSM-5 criteria among problem gamblers. The latest findings from the scientific literature about ADHD will also be addressed. Finally, Dr. Reid will offer pragmatic solutions and empirically supported interventions for problem gamblers with ADHD.

Presented By Dr. Rory C. Reid, Ph.D., LCSW

Rory ReidDr. Rory C. Reid holds a master’s degree in Social Work and a doctorate degree in clinical psychology with a dual emphasis in neuropsychology and marriage and family therapy. He completed his clinical internship in the Department of Family Medicine at UCLA and a post-doctoral fellowship in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. He now holds a position as an Assistant Professor and Research Psychologist with the Gambling Studies Program in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA. Dr. Reid is also part of the Harvard Medical School Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program at Harvard University. Dr. Reid has worked with hundreds of patients over the past decade seeking help for impulse control disorders including problem gambling and hypersexual behavior. He also conducts research exploring various neuropsychological facets of impulsivity among populations reporting behavioral dysregulation and is investigating the effectiveness of mindfulness interventions and mechanisms of action using neuroimaging. His work has been featured in press outlets such as the New York Times, TIME magazine, WebMD, Men’s Health, as well as TV specials aired on ABC, CBS, and Fox News. Dr. Reid has also published numerous articles on gambling disorders in scientific journals.

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ASIST Training (Reno)

Presenters: Misty Allen and Janett Massolo
ASIST is a two day training and is designed for caregivers seeking to prevent the immediate risk of suicide. The emphasis of the ASIST workshop is on suicide first aid. The workshop is two full days, 8 hours each day, 12 CEHs: please consider this when registering for this workshop. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to: ~Recognize invitations for help ~Reach out and offer support ~Review the risk of suicide ~Apply a suicide intervention model ~Link persons at risk with community resources

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23rd Annual Disability Awareness Day (Las Vegas)

Co-Sponsored by Southern Nevada Center for Independent Living (SNCIL), The City of Las Vegas Adaptive Recreation Program, Nevada Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, State of Nevada Department of Employment Training and Rehabilitation, AAMCO Medical, COX Charities, Fertitta Enterprises, United Way of Southern Nevada, Walmart Foundation; The Challenger Newspaper, and Well Care Pharmacy, LLC.

Activities include: The opportunity to meet and learn from over 60 disability service providers in the community, ranging from independent living; to recreational activities; to potential employment and get to know elected officials and Complimentary Wheelchair Wash and Minor Tune Up. Lunch will be provided by courtesy of AAMCO Medical.  Free Admission, Great Door Prizes, Free Lunch, and Live Entertainment!

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