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

  • Addressing Financial Issues in Gambling Disorder Recovery - April 3, 2017

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

    Goal: Participants will gain an understanding of how the meaning and value of money changes with the progression of a gambling disorder and how to talk about and address the financial impact of problem gambling as a key component of the recovery process.


    • Participants will be able to define how the meaning of money becomes distorted through the progress of a gambling disorder

    • Participants will be able to identify and assess the common financial consequences of a gambling disorder

    • Participants will be able to define the key components of a financial recovery plan for disordered gamblers


    • Meaning of money and problematic gambling
    • Spiral of financial options
    • Talking about money and finances
    • Assessing financial impact of problem gambling
    • Developing financial recovery plan

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