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Register Now for the NCRG’s Free Webinar on ACT for Gambling Disorders and Other Addictive Behaviors

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 24, 2013

Dr. Mark Dixon will lead NCRG WebinarNext Wednesday, July 31, 2013, the NCRG will hold a free webinar from 2-3 p.m. on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a unique evidence-based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies together with commitment and behavior change strategies to increase psychological flexibility. ACT is considered a second generation cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) model and is based on behavioral principles on the nature of language and cognition.

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Drs. David Hodgins, Gloria Miele and Wendy Slutske Named to NCRG Scientific Advisory Board

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 12, 2013

Earlier this week, the NCRG shared two exciting announcements about its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB). First, Ken Winters, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse at the University of Minnesota, was named the next chairman of the NCRG’s SAB. (Read the blog post here.)

The NCRG also added three new members with diverse research backgrounds.

  • David Hodgins, Ph.D., professor of psychology in the department of psychology and institute node coordinator for the University of Calgary, Alberta Gaming Research Institute;
  • Gloria M. Miele, Ph.D., instructor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and principal at Optimal Development Coaching; and
  • Wendy Slutske, Ph.D., professor in the department of psychological sciences at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Dr. David Hodgins   Dr. Gloria Miele   Dr. Wendy Slutske   

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Dr. Ken Winters Takes the Helm of the NCRG’s Scientific Advisory Board

by: NCRG Staff | Jul 10, 2013

Dr. Ken Winters Named NCRG Scientific Advisory Board ChairmanToday, the NCRG is excited to announce that Ken Winters, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Adolescent Substance Abuse at the University of Minnesota, was named the next chairman of the NCRG’s Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

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NCRG on the Road: Amy’s Recap of the NCRG’s May and June Travels

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 19, 2013

As you have read on Gambling Disorders 360˚, the NCRG’s staff and NCRG-funded researchers have been on the road in recent weeks learning from experts and forming new partnerships.

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What is a Gambling Disorder? New NCRG Video Explains the Facts

by: NCRG Staff | Jun 5, 2013

The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) is excited to share a new resource today!

To help answer the question: “What is a gambling disorder?”, the NCRG created a video that uses research-based facts to provide a better understanding of gambling disorders, whom and how many people they impact and how they are diagnosed and treated.

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NCRG on the Road: Next Stop – Las Vegas and Boston

by: NCRG Staff | May 24, 2013

This post was written by Amy Kugler, the NCRG’s communications and outreach manager. Make sure to follow all of the NCRG’s activities on Twitter and Facebook.

NCRG Communications and Outreach Manager Amy KuglerChristine Reilly, Nathan Smith and I have been traveling quite a bit lately. As you’ve probably seen by our posts on Gambling Disorders 360, Facebook and Twitter, we had a wonderful time and learned a great amount of information at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual conference in San Francisco. We were happy to meet new people and forge new partnerships, and had a unique opportunity to educate more than 13,000 psychiatrists about gambling disorders and the changes with the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5).

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Want to learn more about the DSM-5 and this year's APA meeting? The NCRG has it covered!

by: NCRG Staff | May 17, 2013

Visit the NCRG at APA - Booth #2128Today, the NCRG staff is traveling to San Francisco to prepare for the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) annual meeting. The buildup for this event is coming to a peak as the APA releases their highly anticipated fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-5) on May 21. Christine Reilly, Nathan Smith and Amy Kugler will be on-site to provide the latest information about DSM-5 revisions, updates from the conference and insights from the conference sessions.

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NCRG on the Road: March Madness

by: NCRG Staff | May 1, 2013

NCRG Communications and Outreach Manager Amy Kugler

This post was written by Amy Kugler, the NCRG’s Communications and Outreach Manager

Even though March is a great month to watch some of the ups and downs of the NCAA college basketball tournaments, those of us on staff for the National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) were busy traveling to Chicago, Ill., for the seventh Annual Education Summit and to Seattle, Wash., for the first session of the 2013 NCRG Treatment Provider Workshop Series. What a busy month!

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NCRG Partners Spotlight: The Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

by: NCRG Staff | Apr 26, 2013

Evergreen Council on Problem GamblingEarlier this year, the NCRG and AGA released the winter 2013 edition of Responsible Gaming Quarterly. While developing this edition of RGQ, we had the opportunity to speak in depth with members from the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling in Washington state to learn more about the organization and their 2013 initiatives.

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Download the NCRG’s White Papers on the DSM-5 and Internet Gambling

by: NCRG Staff | Apr 24, 2013

The Evolving Definition of Pathological Gambling in the DSM-5Today, the NCRG is excited to share two new resources that focus on important issues impacting the understanding, identification and treatment of gambling disorders and the development of responsible gaming strategies.

The first resource is a white paper that provides an overview of the upcoming fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) and what it means for diagnosing and treating gambling disorders; the second translates the latest research on Internet gambling and its impact on gambling disorders.

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