by: NCRG Staff | Jul 13, 2011
There are still a few spots available for the upcoming workshop for treatment providers titled “Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Problem Gambling.” Lisa Najavits, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine, will lead this training on July 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Back Bay Hotel, Joyce Room, in Boston, Mass. All clinicians and researchers in the area are encouraged to attend this free event that has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education units. The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) and the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling are co-sponsoring this event.
Dr. Najavits is nationally known for her program “Seeking Safety,” an evidence-based treatment for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders, and for her research on problem gambling in PTSD populations. During the event she will discuss her research findings, as well as the “Seeking Safety” treatment approach. This model, which has been used with problem gamblers as well as substance use disorder clients, is a present-focused CBT approach offering psychoeducation and coping skills to help patients attain greater safety in their lives.
This session has been approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education by:
- NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
- The California Foundation for Advancement of Addiction Professionals
- The California Board of Behavioral Sciences (for MFT and LCSW licensure requirements in California)
- The National Board for Certified Counselors
- The NCRG also is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The NCRG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
To register, please contact Amy Martin, communications and outreach manager for the NCRG, at amartin [at] ncrg [dot] org or 202.552.2689.
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