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This module counts toward the MA PGS Certificate Clinical Core Competency Coursework

Gambling Case Study Series – Module 2

The Gambling Case Study Series is a free training consisting of two, 1-hour continuing education modules that offer allied health providers the opportunity to learn more about the issue of problem gambling through dynamic case studies that show the rich lives of diverse individuals who have experienced gambling harm. The training also highlights important evidence-based information about the nature of problem gambling, including often-missed opportunities for intervention. M-TAC developed this training to build professional capacity among health providers who are working with or are interested in working with patients/clients/community members who experience gambling-related problems. Each module includes 2 videos and a 10-question quiz. These videos have been professionally captioned, and we recommend watching them with closed captions turned on.

 Learners will earn 1.0 hour of continuing education (CE) credit for completing each module, which includes passing a 10-question post-module quiz.

Module Introduction

Gambling Case Study Series Module 2: Math & Carolyn offers an overview of important topics such as the diagnosis and symptoms of Gambling Disorder, as listed under addictive disorders in the DSM-5, as well as similarities between behaviorally expressed addiction and substance use addiction. Through shared stories of adverse childhood experiences and family history of addiction, this module also offers valuable information on these risk factors for gambling-related problems and other expressions of addiction. Other helpful topics include gambling and incarceration, financial impact and consequences of gambling, the four C’s of gambling, lack of help seeking for gambling-related problems, and some barriers that can prevent individuals from coping or overcoming their gambling-related problems.

Continuing Education (CE) credits

  • American Psychological Association (APA) – The Division on Addiction is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Division on Addiction maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 1.0 hour of continuing education (CE) credit.
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW) – This program has been approved for 1.0 Social Work Continuing Education hours for re-licensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approving Program, Authorization Number D91244.
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) – The Massachusetts Technical Assistance Center for Problem Gambling Treatment is authorized by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to sponsor, conduct or approve continuing education programs for alcohol and drug counselors/assistants (LADCs). This program offers 1.0 hour of continuing education (CE) credit.
  • National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) – This course has been approved by the Division on Addiction, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1 continuing education (CE) credit. NAADAC Provider #84058, the Division on Addiction is responsible for all aspects of its programming.
  • The Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification (MBSACC) – MBSACC does not accredit online trainings but will recognize most online trainings approved by NASW.

Learning Objectives

As a result of completing Module 2, you will be better prepared to:

  1. Identify factors that increase an individual’s risk for developing gambling-related problems.
  2. Screen for and assess gambling-related problems among your clients.
  3. Understand commonalities between gambling-related problems and other expressions of addiction.
  4. Understand at least one evidence-based pathway to recovery from gambling-related problems.
  5. Understand the challenges faced by people experiencing gambling-related problems.
  6. Feel more compassion for people experiencing gambling-related problems.

Funding Statement: The Division on Addiction and Health Resources in Action collaborated to produce this M-TAC course, which is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Office of Problem Gambling Services. The instructors have no financial interests that might create a conflict of interest in the development or delivery of this training. Click here to access our full list of our funders and conflict of interest/grievance policies and procedures.