Training For Counselors

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.

Below are topics to be covered in future webinars:

  • Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Help with Irrational Beliefs 
  • What Does Recovery for a Problem Gambler Look Like?

Scroll down for information about our current course offerings!


Individual Classes

  • Treatment Planning - July 3, 2017

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

    Course Outline:

    Based on “where the client is at today”

    • What changes does the client want to make?
    • What kind of assistance is needed for change?
    • What will promote change?
    • What are the barriers?
    • Why change now?
    • What will change look like for you in a year?
    • Short term and long term goals,
    • Goals related to underlying struggles to problem gambling.

    Educational Goal: 

    Participants will be able to devise a plan that is suited for the client’s treatment needs.

    Educational Objectives:

    Participants will be able to develop treatment goals based on the client’s needs and current level of motivation/readiness.

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