by: NCRG Staff | Jan 25, 2013
Register today for one of the more popular training sessions that the NCRG has held for clinicians: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Problem Gambling. This one-hour free webinar, led by Lisa Najavits, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and NCRG Scientific Advisory Board member, will be held Friday, Feb. 8 from 2-3 p.m. EST and participants will receive 1 CEU for their attendance.
As with all addictive behaviors, people who struggle with a gambling disorder tend to have other psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, addictive disorders and more. Clinicians must often be prepared to assess and treat co-occurring psychiatric conditions when treating for gambling disorders.
Dr. Najavits is a leading expert in research and clinical care for trauma, PTSD and substance abuse and developed her evidence-based treatment for PTSD and substance use disorders.
In this free, one-hour webinar, Dr. Najavits will:
- Comprehensively discuss her research findings on the intersection of PTSD and gambling disorders
- Explain 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 cognitive-behavioral therapeutic approach offering psychoeducation and coping skills
- Address additional questions about best practices for co-occurring disorders
What other topics should the NCRG Webinar Series cover this year? Please leave your suggestions in the comments box below.