Clinical Supervision

The New York Council on Problem Gambling (NYCPG) is pleased to offer free Clinical Supervision to Problem Gambling Treatment Providers in New York State. Whether you are a CASAC-G, a licensed mental health professional, or you’re working toward a specialty designation, these sessions can provide you with the education and support you need to support clients struggling with problem gambling.   

Clinical Supervision Schedule

Statewide Opportunities: Available for anyone across NYS seeking supervision in the area of problem gambling treatment.  Two calls will be held each month:  

  • 1st Tuesday of each month from 9:30-10:30am EST – REGISTER
  • 4th Wednesday of each month from 5:00-6:00pm EST – REGISTER

Regional Opportunities: Available in each region of NYS for treatment providers seeking supervision in the area of problem gambling treatment.  To get the meeting link, please contact your regional program manager, or Rachel Lauria at [email protected] 

  • Western & Finger Lakes Regions: 3rd Tuesday of each month from 12 noon-1:00pm EST 
  • Central & Northeast Regions: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 12 noon-1:00pm EST 
  • Mid-Hudson & NYC Regions: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 12 noon-1:00pm EST 
  • Long Island Region: 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12 noon-1:00pm EST 

The New York Council on Problem Gambling encourages all clinicians encountering problem gambling with their clients to attend these FREE clinical supervision sessions. 

Top 5 Reasons to Attend

  • Facilitates group discussion.  Acquire and share strategies in a discussion-oriented learning environment. 
  • Dedicates time for real-world case studies.  Discuss specific cases and get ideas for future approaches to the client’s care from professionals across the state. 
  • Provides peer feedback from diverse perspectives.  Each participating clinician comes to the supervision with different specialties and interests to share and bring the conversation to a new level. 
  • Renders support, encouragement, and worthwhile practical advice.  Participants may walk away feeling refreshed, revitalized, and better prepared to work with clients. 
  • Ultimately, improves client care.  When you learn or rediscover strategies to help your clients, you’ll feel more confident. Improved confidence may improve you’re practice, and you’ll better serve your clients. 

Clinical Supervisors

Craig W. Johnson, LMHC, CASAC-G, is currently the COO of Health Homes and New Initiatives at Huther Doyle Memorial Institute in Rochester. Craig had previously developed and managed a recognized and effective treatment program in the local jail setting and has served as a consultant to Probation Departments and Mental Health agencies. Prior to his work in corrections, Craig served as the Clinical Director at Park Ridge Chemical Dependency overseeing seven outpatient programs, an inpatient CD treatment program, two Community Residences as well as community outreach. 

Helen Lynch, LCSW-R, has been in the helping profession for well over 20 years. Upon graduation with a master’s degree of Social Work, she began in the addiction field in an adolescent inpatient treatment program until transitioning to an adult outpatient mental health facility. After working as a Psychiatric Social worker for several years, she was afforded the opportunity to develop a new position and program as the Dual Recovery Coordinator where she specialized in developing programming, supervising staff and implementing treatment services to clients with dual diagnoses of mental illness and addiction in addition to specializing in working with clients effected by trauma. 

Cathy Saresky LCSWR CASAC-G, has been in private practice for over 30 years, specializing in the treatment of trauma and addictive disorders.  Cathy graduated from Boston College School of Social Work and subsequently obtained her Trauma Treatment Certification from the University of Buffalo. She has served on numerous advisory boards including: the Health Association’s Compulsive Gamblers’ Treatment Advisory Board, New York State Peer Advocate Credential Advisory Board and the NYS Dept of Health Clinical Advisory Group for Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders.  Cathy has provided clinical training in a wide array of areas including: Trauma Treatment and Trauma Informed Care, Diagnosis and Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders and Compulsive Gambling Disorder Assessment and Treatment.  

Questions and Support

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Rachel Lauria at [email protected] or at (518) 867-4084.