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.

Scroll down for information about our current course offerings!


Individual Classes

  • Problem Gambling and Co-occurring Disorders Series: II Trauma - April 2, 2018

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

    Course Outline:

    • Defining Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
    • Evidence for Co-occurrence of trauma and abuse among clients with gambling disorder.
    • How do trauma and gambling problems interact?
    • Treatment strategies to address gambling problems in combination with trauma issues.

    Educational Goal:

    This webinar will present a definition of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  A brief review of research on co-occurrence of gambling disorder and trauma issues will be presented.  The role of gambling for those who have experienced trauma will be discussed along with the interaction between problematic gambling and PTSD.  Effective approaches to work with disordered gamblers who have experienced trauma will be presented.

     Educational Objectives:

    • Participants will be able to identify common signs and symptoms of PTSD and trauma responses.
    • Participants will be understand the research evidence for prevalence and nature of histories of abuse and trauma among individuals with gambling disorder.
    • Participants will gain an awareness of the role of gambling among those who have experience trauma and abuse.
    • Participants will be able to design and modify treatment approaches to effectively treatment gambling problems in individuals also dealing with issues of trauma and abuse.

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