Compulsive Gambling Counselor Training

The training program will provide participants with a strong clinical base from which to deliver problem gambling treatment services.  The course curriculum covers assessment, case planning, case management, monitoring, counseling, and advocacy. Additionally, training will ensure clinicians are knowledgeable of the services provided by the treatment, criminal justice and other behavioral health systems.

Overview:  Problem and Compulsive Gambling Counselor Five-Day Basic Training

The Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association (IAODAPCA) has developed a certification and credentialing process for counselors of problem and compulsive gambling. The Problem and Compulsive Gambling Counselor Five-Day Basic Training will provide participants with the requisite knowledge for the written IAODAPCA certification exam. This training curriculum also reflects IAODAPCA-defined knowledge areas and skills as well as the role, purpose, functions and responsibilities required in IAODAPCA’s evaluation and competency methodology for problem and compulsive gambler behavioral health professionals. This 30 hour course will be delivered throughout a five-day series, divided into two consecutive weeks.

Continuing Education Units:

Through this five-day basic training, qualified participants can earn up to 30 continuing education units (CEU) from the Department of Professional Regulations and IAODAPCA.

Presenters:

Bensinger, DuPont & Associates (BDA) will provide experienced trainers for this training. Based on the Columbia Assessment Services, Inc.(CAS) January 1999 report, Role Delineation Study: Counselors of Problem Gamblers , the curriculum, syllabus, instructional material and training hours reflect the relative weights and importance of the five weighted performance domains identified in the CAS study. The training curriculum also reflects IAODAPCA-defined knowledge areas and skills as well as the role, purpose, functions and responsibilities required in IAODAPCA’s evaluation and competency methodology for problem and compulsive gambler behavioral health professionals.

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Training schedule

For more information contact Marie Apke, Bensinger, DuPont & Associates, marie.apke@bensingerdupont.com or call, 1-800-227-8620 or 312-726-8620