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Save the Date for New NCRG Webinar!

by: NCRG Staff | Mar 18, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015
2 - 3:30 p.m. (EDT)

Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment: Research Priority for 2015

Speaker: Ken C. Winters, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Minnesota Medical School

Moderator: Christine Reilly
Senior Research Director, National Center for Responsible Gaming

The 2015 research grants program of the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) will focus on investigations of SBIRT (screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment) in order to improve identification of disordered gamblers, explore the efficacy of brief interventions for this population and increase the rate of disordered gamblers referred to treatment. This webinar is intended to help researchers interested in applying to the NCRG for an SBIRT project. However, healthcare providers and public health professionals will also find this program useful in view of the fact that SBIRT is being implemented by many state and national organizations, including the Addiction Technology Transfer Centers associated with SAMHSA. In addition, treatment providers and public health professionals interested in collaborating with researchers on an SBIRT research project are also encouraged to participate.

The webinar will be led by leading SBIRT researcher, Ken C. Winters, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota Medical School and chair of the NCRG’s scientific advisory board. He will discuss: (1) the concept of SBIRT and the research base for this approach; (2) why SBIRT is a promising approach for addressing gambling problems and disorder; and (3) the logistics of applying for an NCRG grant.

Registration is free! Click here to register. 

Continuing Education

Attendees who log-in and attend the entire program will receive continuing education certificates for 1.5 CE hours. Click here for a list of agencies that approve NCRG continuing education hours.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify three major goals of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment programs
  • Provide two reasons why SBIRT is a promising approach for addressing gambling problems and disorder
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