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SAVE THE DATE FOR MINI-CONFERENCE IN NEW MEXICO!

by: NCRG Staff | Dec 15, 2016

The NCRG is pleased to announce that it will cosponsor with Sandia Resort and Casino in Albuquerque, NM, two days of treatment provider workers on March 23-24, 2017. The topics and speakers for “Evidence-based Topics on Gambling and Addiction” include:

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NCRG Webinars Feature Most Highly Rated Presenters from the 2015 Conference

by: NCRG Staff | Mar 29, 2016

Did you miss the 2015 NCRG Conference on Gambling Addiction?  No problem! The NCRG Webinar Series is presenting two of the top-ranked speakers in the next two sessions!

Many disordered gamblers started gambling at a young age and that’s why it’s important to address gambling by children and adolescents. On April 7, 2016, Duke University Professor Scott Huettel will present his innovative research in the webinar, “Rethinking Teenage Behavior: New Research on Adolescents’ Risky Choices.”  Dr. Huettel’s investigation reveals that young people are actually more rational in their economic choices than assumed, although still in need of guidance in their decision-making processes. The webinar is scheduled for 2 - 3:30 p.m. EDT. Click here to register for this free webinar.

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NCRG Sponsors Free Workshop for Ohio Clinicians

by: NCRG Staff | Sep 16, 2015

Dr. Jon E. GrantThe NCRG has teamed with Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Drug Free Action Alliance to offer Ohio treatment providers a one-day workshop, Identification and Treatment of Gambling Disorder. Scheduled for Oct. 15, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio, the program will be led by Dr. Jon E. Grant, professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at The University of Chicago. Dr. Grant is not only one of the leading researchers on gambling disorder but also is actively involved as a clinician, seeing many disordered gamblers in his practice.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Deadline for NCRG Conference Scholarships is Friday, July 20

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 18, 2012

Deadline to apply: Friday, July 20

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NCRG Workshop for Treatment Providers Addresses PTSD and Gambling Disorders

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 22, 2011

According to a 2008 analysis of the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R), respondents with a psychiatric disorder are 17.4 times more likely to develop pathological gambling than those without such problems (Kessler et al., 2008). To address the interaction between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and problem gambling, the NCRG presented training for Boston-area treatment providers entitled, “PTSD and Problem Gambling,” led by Lisa Najavits, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Najavits presented information on her program “Seeking Safety,” an evidence-based treatment for PTSD and substance use disorders, and her research on problem gambling in PTSD populations. This session launched the 2011 NCRG Treatment Provider Workshop Series and was a part of this year’s NCRG Road Tour.

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Announcing the 2011 NCRG Treatment Provider Workshop Series

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 18, 2011

A core mission of the NCRG is to encourage the application of new research findings to improve prevention, diagnostic, intervention and treatment strategies. One of the ways we are fulfilling that mission is to launch the NCRG Treatment Provider Workshop Series. This year, the NCRG will host five regional workshops this year that will allow treatment providers to better understand the most up-to-date research on gambling disorders and apply those findings to their clinical practice. Each training session will feature leading researchers and clinicians in the field of gambling disorders, and topics will range from screenings and assessments for pathological gambling to new manuals detailing behavioral treatment strategies.

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Register Today for the August NCRG Webinar session on Adolescent Brain Development and Youth Gambling

by: NCRG Staff | Aug 12, 2011

Parents of teenagers often question what their children think as they make important life choices and engage in potentially dangerous behaviors. Dr. Ken C. Winters, professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse and Research at the University of Minnesota,  is going to explore that parental concern one step further by explaining the latest research on adolescent brain development and why young adults sometimes make decisions to participate in risky behaviors, such as gambling.

Register today for the next free session in the NCRG Webinar Series, “Adolescent Brain Development: Implications for Understanding Youth Gambling,” on August 24 from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST. This session is free for all attendees and you can earn one hour of continuing education units.

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