Do you know how to recognize the signs your client might have a gambling problem? Underlying gambling problems could be interfering with treatment outcomes and Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor Kathleen Zamperini is here to make sure you don’t miss this hidden secret in your next session!
Purchase this seminar and walk away with the tools to:
Effectively assess clients for underlying gambling problems
Uncover the key issues clients struggle within Gambling Disorder
Complete a brief intervention
Provide referrals for specialized gambling treatment
Don’t miss out – this is a must-have training for all clinicians, purchase today!
Continuing Professional Development Certificates
- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 3.0 hours CPD.
Kathleen D. Zamperini, LPC, NCGC-1, CMHIMP has a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a master’s degree in education with secondary guidance certification. She is a licensed professional counselor and is a Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor. Kathleen received a degree in holistic nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. She has a passion for helping clients understand the role of nutrition in mental health. She has 30 years of counseling experience working with persons dealing with depression and anxiety, and is the director of counseling for a large social service agency, Catholic Charities, in Pittsburgh, PA. she has published articles in the National Gambling Association Newsletter on the role of nutrition in treating gambling addictions, and presented numerous presentations on this topic, including a statewide conference.
Financial: Kathleen Zamperini is the director of counseling for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Kathleen Zamperini has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Assess warning signs and symptoms that indicate the development of problematic gambling.
Evaluate intervention strategies and stages of recovery for gambling disorder.
Distinguish when to refer to a Gambling Counselor and how to find professional resources in your area.
Assessment and Screening
Top 5 red flags when gambling becomes problematic
DSM-5 criteria for Gambling Disorder
Action gambler vs. Escape gambler
Risk factors: Genetics, co-occurring disorders, and predisposing events
Assessments and screenings
Lie-Bet –2 simple questions you can add to your current assessment
Gambler’s Anonymous twenty questions
South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS)
G-BIRT – how to ask screening questions for the best results
The stages of problem gambling
Winning/social, losing, desperation, hopelessness
Factors affecting progression
Life stressors and internal factors
Depression, general health, nutrition, and more
Case study – 65-year-old female – gambling triggers/sugar
Treatment and Intervention Strategies
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Self-esteem and self-care strategies, including nutrition
Case study – 43 – year old male – unresolved grief
Financial problems are the symptom not the cause
What is a ‘bailout” and how does it affect gambling problems?
Additional Participant CE must be purchased for each additional viewer. These viewers will watch the video with the main registrant, but will have individual access to course handouts and certification. The standard price of this program includes certification for main viewer.