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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Problem Gambling – Free NCRG Webinar on Feb. 8

by: NCRG Staff | Jan 25, 2013

Dr. Lisa Najavits, Boston University School of MedicineRegister 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

To learn more, visit the NCRG’s Upcoming Webinars page. Spots are filling up fast, so register today!

What other topics should the NCRG Webinar Series cover this year?  Please leave your suggestions in the comments box below. 

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