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NBCC Approves the Institute as a Continuing Education Provider

by: Institute Staff | Sep 30, 2010

The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the largest counselor credentialing body in the U.S., has designated the Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders as an approved provider of continuing education. The primary purpose of the NBCC is to certify masters-level professional counselors. This approval means that counselors participating in educational activities sponsored by the Institute and the NCRG will earn continuing education hours that can be applied to the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential.

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Employee Assistance Certification Commission Approves NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction for Continuing Education

by: Institute Staff | Sep 13, 2010

The Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC) of the Employee Assistance Professional Association (EAPA) has approved the 2010 NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction for 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs).

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2010 NCRG Conference Presenter Probes the Borders Between Normal, Eccentric and Disordered Behavior

by: Institute Staff | Sep 9, 2010

Defining and categorizing disordered gambling will be one of the featured topics at the 11th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction this November. In a presentation titled “Conceptualizing Problem Gambling: Cautionary Lessons from the Over-Pathologization of Depression and Substance Use,” Jerome C. Wakefield, DSW, PhD , a professor at New York University School of Medicine, will critique what he sees as psychiatry’s failure to draw adequate distinctions between disordered behavior, eccentric or unconventional behavior, and normal responses to stress (Wakefield, 2010).

Dr. Wakefield’s presentation will be a counterpoint to a preceding conference session focused on the proposed changes to pathological gambling in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) (American Psychiatric Association, 2010). The DSM is the handbook of mental disorders in the United States, used daily by health care providers, researchers, insurance companies and government agencies.

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2010 NCRG Conference Presenter Brings “Wellbriety” to Native Americans with Addictions

by: Institute Staff | Sep 1, 2010

The use of Native American traditions to heal addiction is one of the featured topics at the 11th Annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction on Nov. 14-16, 2010, at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nev. Don Coyhis, a member of the Mohican Nation, will hold a session titled “The Wellbriety Movement: Drawing on Native American Tools to Heal from Addiction.”

Wellbriety, a combination of the words “well” and “sobriety,” is a concept of recovery that focuses on a “quality sobriety.” This concept is rooted in Native American cultural values such as respect for all living things and responsibility to self and the community. Coyhis has been teaching the concepts of Wellbriety for 20 years and has held trainings in more than 100 Native American communities, personally training more than 2,000 leaders.

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American Academy Approves NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction for Continuing Education

by: Institute Staff | Aug 26, 2010

The American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders has approved 14 hours of continuing education offered by the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, scheduled for Nov. 14-16, 2010 in Las Vegas. Clinicians who attend the conference will be allowed to apply the 14 continuing education hours toward their certification as Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) and Certified Gambling Addiction Specialists (CGAS).

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NCRG Conference Poster Session – Call for Abstracts

by: Institute Staff | Jun 23, 2010

The Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders is now accepting abstracts for the poster session at the NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction. The poster session showcases new research on gambling disorders and is an opportunity for investigators to report their empirical research and converse with conference attendees about their findings. Abstracts are due Friday, Sept.

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Save the Date for the 11th Annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction

by: Institute Staff | May 4, 2010

Mark your calendar to attend the 11th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and AddictionRedefining Diagnosis, Treatment, Research and Responsible Gaming for the 21st Century.

WHEN: Nov. 14-16, 2010

WHERE: Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino and Las Vegas Convention Center

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