Gambling in the Prison System

Author: Morneau Shepell

Summary:

When: Jan 14, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Gambling in the Prison System

 

Research shows that up to one-third of prisoner populations meet criteria for problem gambling. Prisoners are a vulnerable population that struggle with impulsive behaviors and other identifying fallacies. Their problems are usually linked to “quick fix” solutions to help them mentally escape the adverse environments in which they currently live. So it’s not surprising that these difficulties may lead to the onset of problem gambling behaviors to help them cope while they are incarcerated in correctional facilities worldwide. Learn more about this complex population and their potential relationship with problem gambling and/or gambling disorder.

 

Agenda:

12:00-12:05pm – Introductions of presenters and helpline information

12:05-12:45pm – Lecture of material

12:45-12:55pm – Discussion questions, case presentation, interaction (as needed)

12:55-1:00pm – Closing comments

Learning Objectives:

  • Know three different prevalence rates associated with problem gambling in the prison system
  • Identify three overlapping risk factors of problem gambling and being incarcerated
  • Identify three reasons why problem gambling rates are higher amongst prisoners versus the general population
  • Know the two options regarding gambling policy in correctional facilities

The History & Challenges of Gambling in the Military

Author: Morneau Shepell

Summary:

Topic: The History & Challenges of Gambling in the Military

Robby Fuqua, LCSW, Training Specialist, Morneau Shepell

Learning Objectives:

Details to come.

’Leveling Up’ in Understanding the Convergence of Gaming & Gambling with Young Adults

Author: Morneau Shepell

Summary:

When: Mar 26, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic: ’Leveling Up’ in Understanding the Convergence of Gaming & Gambling with Young Adults

Learning Objectives:

Details to come.

Suicide, Problem Gambling and Gambling Disorder

Author: Morneau Shepell

Summary:

When: Apr 21, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Suicide, Problem Gambling and Gambling Disorder

Robby Fuqua, LCSW, Training Specialist, Morneau Shepell

Learning Objectives:

Details to come.

Ethics in Counseling

Author: Morneau Shepell

Summary:

Please join us for the second webinar of the FY2020 training series titled “Ethics in Counseling” on November 21, 2019 at 12:00PM (CST). Here is a brief summary and the learning objectives for the session:

 

Clinicians in the mental health field are often challenged by the circumstances that result from the complicated world of counseling. Many times, it’s simply a matter of staying informed regarding the basic ethical standards set forth by each of the respective professional organizations in the field. Learn about core ethical principles, philosophies and other considerations when providing therapeutic services to problem gamblers and/or any other potential clients.

 

Registration & Participation Instructions

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Nov 21, 2019 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Ethics in Counseling

Register in advance for this webinar: https://morneaushepell.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tQXF10h-Soaw3en_a4469Q

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

The webinar will begin promptly at 12:00PM (CST) and last approximately one hour. Please note the following requirements for webinar CEU:
**Register/participate with individual laptop or pad
**Attendance for entire presentation
**Participation on 3 polling questions

 

If you have any questions regarding registration or attending any of the two training events, please contact Robby Fuqua at [email protected] email, or call at 773 984 4818. Also, remember that you can visit https://dev-weknowthefeeling.pantheonsite.io for more details. We look forward to hearing from you during the FY2020 training season!!

Learning Objectives:

Objectives
• Understand seven philosophies connected to ethical thought
• Learn the first rule of ethical behavior
• Learn eight core ethical standards in mental health practice
• Know the seven steps to ethical decision making
• Learn five potential ethical concerns related to funding from “gambling purveyors”

The Evolution of Sports Betting in the US

Author: Morneau Shepell

Summary:

Our first webinar of the FY2020 training series titled “The Evolution of Sports Betting in the US” on September 18, 2019 at 12:00PM (CST). Here is a brief summary and the learning objectives for the session:

 

On May 14th, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the right of any U.S. state to legally offer sports gambling within their respective jurisdictions. This decision has many significant implications for both the sports and gambling industries in the U.S. It also opens the door for additional challenges to the problem gambling community in America, including Illinois. This webinar will review the history and development of sports betting in the United States. It will then provide a perspective on how this Supreme Court decision might affect gambling, problem gamblers and the sporting industries nationwide.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the origins and history of sports betting
  • Know the four states exempt from PAPSA prior to May 2018
  • Understand the characteristics of an action/sports gambler
  • Know the four structural characteristics of in-game/online wagering that can be harmful for a problem gambler
  • Learn how in-game betting and wagering can potentially change the professional sports industry

 

If you have any questions, please contact Robby Fuqua at [email protected], or call at 1-773-984-4818. Also, remember that you can visit https://dev-weknowthefeeling.pantheonsite.io for more details. We look forward to hearing from you during the FY2020 training season!

Assessing and Screening for Problem Gambling & Gambling Disorder

Author: Morneau Shepell

Summary:

While gambling disorder prevalence rates fluctuate around 2% of the North American population, the increasing number of gambling types and venues should raise concerns amongst the behavioral health communities across the US. Specifically looking at legalized sports gambling and the recent influx of EGM’s (electronic gaming/gambling machines) in the state of Illinois, clinicians need to be prepared to see an increasing number of clients entering their agencies with problem gambling behaviors. This webinar will discuss the diagnostic requirements in the DSM V for gambling disorder and review the tools to screen and assess for these behaviors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about four screening tools to detect problem gambling behaviors
  • Learn about two assessment tools in diagnosing gambling disorder
  • Know the two themes of the Lie/Bet Questionnaire
  • Learn the nine diagnosable characteristics for gambling disorder in the DSM V
  • Know three levels of the severity spectrum for gambling disorder in the DSM V