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Register today for the Free NCRG Webinar Session to Discuss Gambling on College Campuses

by: Institute Staff | May 13, 2011

The NCRG’s 2011 Webinar Series continues with its upcoming free session titled “College Gambling: A New Resource for Campus Professionals” on June 1, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT. The session will be valuable to anyone who works with college students on a day-to-day basis, as well as those who research gambling disorders in youth and young adults. Register today by clicking here or visiting the NCRG’s upcoming webinar session website.

According to the latest research, approximately 75 percent of college students gamble annually, whether legally or illegally, and about 6 percent developed a severe gambling problem. However, only 22 percent of U.S. colleges and universities have a gambling policy. To address this gap, the NCRG created CollegeGambling.org to provide free resources to schools interested in developing comprehensive policies and programs designed to reduce gambling-related harm.

Christine Reilly, the NCRG’s senior research director, will moderate this webinar that will describe the latest research about college gambling and gambling problems among college students, introduce CollegeGambling.org and explain the resources available on this site for college administrators, campus student health professionals, college students and their parents.

This session will also include two speakers who are greatly involved in research with gambling disorders or campus awareness programs for college students:

  • Matthew Martens, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri. Dr. Martens is currently working on NCRG-funded research to develop a personalized feedback intervention aimed at reducing gambling problems among college students.
  • Ryan Travia, M.Ed., Director of Alcohol and Other Drug Services at Harvard University.  Mr. Travia is a member of the CollegeGambling.org Advisory Committee and the NCRG Task Force on College Gambling Policies.

As always, sessions are provided free of charge. This session has been approved for one hour of continuing education by:

  • NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #737)
  • The California Foundation for Advancement of Addiction Professionals (provider  #OS-02-26-1111)
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (for MFT and LCSW licensure requirements in California) (Approval #PCE 4619)
  • The National Board for Certified Counselors (provider #6474)

Have a question about the upcoming webinar or about CollegeGambling.org? Make sure to leave us as comment below!

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