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Disordered Gambling Counselor Training | Definitions and Diagnostic Criteria is a Course

Disordered Gambling Counselor Training | Definitions and Diagnostic Criteria

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 DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Gambling Disorder. The course content delves into defining the DSM-5 criteria of both categories and specifiers, the characteristics of recreational or social gamblers, the characteristics of problem gamblers, and identifying who can treat people with a gambling disorder.

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 DSM-5 criteria for Gambling Disorder and subclinical gambling categories
  • Define DSM-5 gambling specifiers
  • Evaluate the characteristics of recreational or social gamblers
  • Contrast the characteristics of problem gamblers
  • Apply the DSM-5 criteria
  • Identify who can treat persons with a gambling disorder

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