This course is approved by the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board and the Mental Health & Addictions Certification Board of Oregon (MHACBO) for 2 continuing education units (CEUs). A CEU is a measure used in continuing education programs to quantify the time spent during professional development activities. To earn CEUs, you will need to complete 1) all required course activities and 2) the course evaluation survey. A certificate of attendance and CEUs will provided upon course completion and receipt of evaluation survey responses. The course is asynchronous, which means that you may complete course activities at your own pace. Activities include pre-recorded treatment demonstrations, pre-recorded presentations, readings, and quizzes.
Teresa McDowell, Ed.D., LMFT is the author of Oregon's manual for working with families in problem gambling treatment and creator of this learning series. Teresa is professor emerita at Lewis & Clark where she served as department chair and co-founder of Lewis & Clark's Problem Gambling Services. Dr. McDowell has been a family therapy educator and clinician for over 30 years. She has published two books and authored more than 50 published articles and chapters.Email
Rick Berman, MA, LPC, CADC III, CGAC II developed much of the content of this course, inviting problem gambling specialists from throughout Oregon to share their expertise. Rick specialized in integrated treatment of co-occurring mental health and addictive disorders. He trained and supervised addictions and mental health counselors for more than 20 years and in recent years his work focused more specifically on problem gambling. He has presented at national problem gambling conferences in Canada and the United States. He is the past coordinator of Lewis & Clark’s Problem Gambling Services and instructed Gambling Counselor Pre-Certification Courses for many years.Email