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!


  • Risking It All: Problem Gambling and Suicide - July 1, 2019

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

    Course Outline:

    • Prevalence of suicidal thoughts and behavior among individuals with gambling disorder
    • Risk factors among problem gamblers for suicide
    • Assessment strategies
    • Treatment approaches to addressing suicidality among those with gambling disorder

    Educational Goal:

    High rates of suicidality have been reported among individuals diagnosed with gambling disorder.  This workshop will describe ways in which problem gambling contributes to risk for suicide.  Effective strategies for addressing the impact of gambling in suicide prevention will be discussed.

    Course Objectives:

    • Participants will be able to describe the researched evidence for prevalence and risk factors for suicide among individuals with gambling disorder.
    • Participants will be able to identify suicide assessment strategies when treating those with gambling disorder.
    • Participants will identify effective interventions for working with suicidal clients.

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