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Disordered Gambling Counselor Training | Scope and Prevalence is a Course

Disordered Gambling Counselor Training | Scope and Prevalence

1.5 credits

$22 Enroll

Full course description

About the Training

This online course is part of the 30 Hour Disordered Gambling Counselor Training. This course will focus on preparing for the initial interaction with a client. The course content delves into explaining how a client enters treatment, engaging and assessing a client for a treatment plan, evaluating for co-occurring addictions and mental health concerns, supporting a therapeutic relationship, selecting the core condition of treatment, comparing internal versus external motivations, and justifying a cost-benefit analysis.

Dr. Deborah Haskins, President of the Maryland Council on Problem Gambling, is a licensed professional counselor and IGCC-II, BACC. Dr. Haskins shares her insights and experiences as an expert in the field. As you work through the counselor training courses, you will be guided in evidence-based research and trends related to problem gambling. You will have the opportunity to study case-based scenarios and apply current treatment standards. This program is designed to advocate toward improving the lives of problem gamblers, their loved ones, and the communities in which they live.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this training module you will be able to:

  • Define gambling.
  • Compare social gambling with problem gambling.
  • Summarize the history of gambling in the United States.
  • Discover gambling trends among the youth.
  • Evaluate the normalization of gambling.
  • Justify why public awareness is so important.

How to Get a CEU Certificate

In order to receive a certificate of completion with Continuing Education Units (CEUs), you must enroll in each section of the course. This course is not for credit with Indiana University.  Also, you must score 80% or higher on the end of course assessment. The cost for each section of the course is $22 for 1.5 CEUs.  Indiana residents and providers can complete the course for free. Reach out to Mary Lay at for verification and to receive a promotion code to use during registration. 

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Length: 1.5 hours


Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program (IPGAP)


Credit: 1.5 CEUs


Audience: Gambling Counselors