This module counts toward the MA PGS Certificate Fundamental Coursework
The Worldwide Addiction Gambling Education Report (The WAGER) Microlearning Course is a free educational opportunity consisting of 6, 1-hour modules that offer allied health professionals the opportunity to learn more about gambling-related research and its implications for treatment and public health.
The Brief Addiction Science Information Source (The BASIS) is an online blog published by the Division on Addiction that summarizes current, peer-reviewed addiction research into short science reviews. The goal of The BASIS is to increase addiction awareness and reduce stigma. Every four weeks, The BASIS reviews a current gambling research article. This series of gambling reviews is known as The Worldwide Addiction Gambling Education Report (The WAGER). Each module of this course corresponds with The WAGER science reviews for a given calendar year, spanning from 2016 (Volume 21) to 2021 (Volume 26).
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 experiencing gambling-related problems. Each module includes 12 science reviews from The WAGER and one quiz question per review.
Module 6 covers The WAGER publications from 2021 (Volume 26). This module includes science reviews that address topics such as perceptions of substance addictions versus behavioral addictions, the association between loot box engagement and problem gambling, short-term effectiveness of group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) among women with Gambling Disorder, and much more.
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.
- 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.
- 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 D91641.
- The Massachusetts Board of Substance Abuse Counselor Certification (MBSACC) – MBSACC does not accredit online trainings but will recognize most online trainings approved by NASW.
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.
As a result of completing Module 6, you will be better prepared to:
- Understand at least one new piece of gambling-related evidence reviewed in The WAGER during 2021.
- Identify at least one piece of gambling research reviewed in The WAGER during 2021 that can be applied to your own practice.