The New York Council on Problem Gambling now offers FREE live webinars for New York State providers.  These webinars are OASAS approved for 1 clock hour per course.  Dr. Loreen Rugle, Program Director of the Maryland Center of Excellence in Problem Gambling, is the instructor for all of our webinars.  Dr. Rugle also serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Past webinar topics include: Engaging the Client in Treatment; Assessment; Treatment Planning; and Characteristics of a Problem Gambling.

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  • ASAM Levels of Care and Gambling Disorder - June 3, 2019

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

    Course Outline:

    • Description of ASAM levels of care and appropriateness for gambling disorder
    • Description of ASAM dimensions of care and how they apply to gambling disorder
    • Application of ASAM criteria to specific gambling disorder cases and issues
    • How to adapt existing systems of care to address need for comprehensive continuum of problem gambling services

    Educational Goals:

    The ASAM Criteria are clinical guidelines developed by the American Society of Addiction Medicine to improve assessment and outcome driven services.  The purpose is to use multidimensional assessments to develop client centered service plans and help clinicians in making objective decisions regarding admissions, transfers/discharges, and continuing care for a comprehensive range of levels of care for additive disorders.  This webinar will consider the dimensions of care and levels of care described within the ASAM framework and how these apply to gambling disorder.  Participants will gain an understanding of clinical decision making for clients with gambling disorder to determine treatment intensity and address multidimensional needs.

    Educational Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to identify gambling disorder specific symptoms and issues relevant to recommendations regarding treatment intensity
    2. Participants will be able to identify gambling disorder specific issues relevant to the ASAM dimensions of care.
    3. Participants will be able to utilize ASAM guidelines in making objective decisions, using case examples, regarding appropriate recommendations for level of care
    4. Participants will be able to define at least 3 strategies for enhancing existing systems of care to allow for integrating problem gambling capability into a broader range of care levels.

    Class Cost
    Free for NYS Residents only. Non-residents are not eligible.