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Register today for the next NCRG Webinar on September 19

by: NCRG Staff | Sep 9, 2012

Save the date and register today for the latest NCRG Webinar Series session on September 19! Wendy S. Slutske, Ph.D., 2011 NCRG Scientific Achievement Award winner and professor at the University of Missouri – Columbia, is leading the upcoming training, titled “Path to Recovery: Is Controlled Gambling Possible for Pathological Gamblers?” The webinar will be held on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 2 to 3 p.m. EST. The session is free to attend, participants will earn one CEU and registration is now open on the NCRG’s website.

Abstinence from gambling has been the only acknowledged treatment goal in most pathological gambling interventions. However, a new study from Australia challenges the notion that abstaining from gambling is the only path to recovery. Dr. Wendy Slutske will discuss research that found 90 percent of those in the recovery group participated in some form of gambling in the past year. She will explore the implications of this finding for treatment and interventions.

Christine Reilly, senior research director for the NCRG, will be moderating the discussion. If you are unable to attend on the day of the webinar but would like to submit questions for Dr. Slutske, you can leave them in the comments section below or email Amy Kugler at akugler [at] ncrg [dot] org

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 National Board for Certified Counselors (Provider 6474)
  • The NCRG is also approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The NCRG maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

As last year’s NCRG Scientific Achievement Award winner, Dr. Slutske brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this session. She is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on behavioral genetics of gambling disorders, and her current work is a groundbreaking project on recovery from gambling disorders. A recent finding is that a large number of people who recover from gambling problem are able to continue to gamble without symptoms of a gambling disorder. These findings and more will be presented on September 19, so make sure to register today!

Have a comment or question about the upcoming session of the 2012 NCRG Webinar Series? Leave it in the comments below.  

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