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IPGAP: Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness Program

Upcoming Trainings
Advanced Motivational Interviewing (MI) for Problem Gambling Providers
Mallori DeSalle, MA, LMHC, NCC, CMHC, CPS; March 6 & 7, 2018, 9am-4pm, Indianapolis
CEU: 12

Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based therapeutic tool for addressing disordered gambling. This 2-day intensive workshop is devoted to deepening MI learning and skills. Workshop participants will have previous MI training and practice in applied settings. The workshop will focus on strengthening listening skills, as well as growing eliciting and responding to change talk skills, change planning, and dancing with discord. Participants will be supported to develop learning plans and objectives for ongoing MI practice and growth.


Advanced MI - Learning Goals

1. Explore new materials from the MI-3

2. Deepen OARS skills

3. Deepen your ability to recognize, elicit, and respond to change talk

4. Initiate skills for managing with discord

5. Learn strategies for if, when, how to initiate a change plan with a client

6. Learn how to grow MI skills

7. Practice the application of MI within treatment of disordered gambling.


*This workshop is required for those completing the MI Academy

*This workshop requires submission of certificate for prior MI training


Who should attend?

These trainings are appropriate for professionals in the role of supporting individuals to make and sustain behavior changes: social workers, physicians, nurses, health educators, care managers, dieticians, counselors, psychologists, life coaches, clergy, probation/corrections officers, personal trainers, school counselors, etc.

About the Trainer

Mallori DeSalle, MA, LMHC, NCC, CMHC, CPS

Mallori DeSalle is a licensed mental health counselor, nationally certified counselor and an internationally certified prevention specialist. Ms. DeSalle completed a masters degree in Counseling at Truman State University in 2003. Over the last 15 years working in mental health, substance abuse and prevention fields, she has gained experience providing services as a community prevention coordinator, therapist, substance use educator and trainer. Since 2008, Ms. DeSalle has been an adjunct faculty member and research associate within the Department of Applied Health Science in the School of Public Health at Indiana University, Bloomington.  Within the university, Ms. DeSalle serves the Indiana Prevention Resource Center as the Outreach Coordinator and Lead Motivational Interviewing (MI) Trainer for the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) program. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers and listed on the National ATTC SBIRT Trainers’ Registry. Ms. DeSalle provides MI and SBIRT training to multidisciplinary audiences across the country.


Motivational Interviewing Training Academy

The Indiana Motivational Interviewing Academy is an 8-month experience that will give you an opportunity to learn more than the basics of Motivational Interviewing (MI). The academy aims to provide a foundation of knowledge in MI while also strengthening each individual’s skill in using MI within their work.  The learning process will include both live classroom learning, both group and individual practice and regular coaching and feedback on techniques and skills. 

For more information about the academy contact:

Youth and Gambling
Online Training
CEU: 1

Course Direction

This course is a look into youth and the ways and statistics surrounding possible gambling related activities. It is designed for professionals and students in many fields, including gambling prevention, health care, mental health, justice/legal, education, substance abuse prevention, and public health. Objectives include:

  • Understand why youth get involved with gambling
  • Learn the age restrictions of gambling in Indiana
  • Learn about the types of gambling in which youth participate
  • Recognize any potential warning signs or symptoms
  • Identify what can be done to prevent youth gambling
Gambling and The Military
Online Training
CEU: 3
Problem Gambling: A Guide for Treatment Center Employees
Online Training (18 min)
CEU: none

This is a basic orientation to problem gambling for those working in the field of addictions treatment and prevention. This presentation will also provide useful information for those working in treatment centers but not directly with clients.

In this presentation you will learn:

  • Definitions and Terms
  • History of legal gambling in Indiana
  • Treatment efforts in Indiana
  • How you can help
  • Resources available

There are no CEU's awarded for this fifteen minute presentation. This presentation does satisfy basic orientation to problem gambling requirements for certain organizations in Indiana.

What is Motivational Interviewing? An Introduction
Webinar (1 hr 9 min)
What is SBIRT?
Webinar (44 minutes)
Gambling Addiction: A Family Affair
Online Training (1 hr 14 min)
CEU: 1
Moving Toward Best Practices: Reviewing the Implications of the Latest Research and Innovative Programming
Online Training (1 hr 51 min)
CEU: 2
What is New in Working with Gamblers: From Prevention to Reducing Barriers
Online Training (1 hr 45 min)
CEU: 2
Role of Cognitive Distortion in Compulsive Gambling: It's all about fantasy
Online Training (1 hr 41 min)
CEU: 2
Gambling 101
Online Training (23 minutes)
CEU: 1
This is an introductory overview of problem gambling. This presentation will provide a basic overview of gaming addiction, including types and levels of gambling problems. You will learn about the warning signs of problem gambling and causes of relapse.

- Provide an overview of gambling addiction
-Identify types/levels of gambling problems
-Describe warning signs, relapse causes, conditions and signs
-To give you hope that there is help if you need help.

To receive the CEU, after completing the quiz click on the "submit email" button. You will receive your certificate within 2 weeks of submitting your scores.
Gambling in Indiana: The Basics of Legal Gambling
Online Training (25 minutes)
CEU: 1
This training providers an overview of the legal types of gambling in Indiana and the basics on how the games are played. This training is designed to give those working in the field basic knowledge on the types of gambling being played by clients.

Learning Objectives:
After this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the history of Indiana casinos, race tracks, and lottery
-Explain the basic rules of each game
- Define at least five terms associated with the different forms of legal gambling

To receive the CEU, after completing the quiz click on the "submit email" button. You will receive your certificate within 2 weeks of submitting your scores.
If I can't balance my checkbook, how can I help you balance yours?
Jerry Bauerkemper BS, CCGC
Online Training (2 Hr 20 Min)
CEU: 3
Participants will develop an understanding of the role of money vs. action in problem gamblers, the importance of finances in the diagnostic criteria for problem gambling and creating budgets for gamblers. This session features extensive experiential exercises to raise the comfort level of clinicians when dealing with client's financial issues.
After watching the whole webinar, you need to take a quiz to get the certificate and CEUs: Take a quiz
Course Materials and Forms
Spirituality and Addictions Treatment
Rev. Janet Jacobs, Director of Gambling Recovery Ministries
Online Training (45 minutes)
CEU: 1
Research has indicated that among individual protective factors is religiosity, or the participation in religious activities and the personal attitudes a person may have toward religious or spiritual practices. Thus utilizing one’s spirituality to cope with life issues appears to correlate with experiencing benefits to their health and well-being. As a source of comfort and relief from stress, spirituality - regardless of religious (or non-religious) affiliation - serves as an integral part of many recovery-from-addiction types of programs. Expanding the concept of spirituality to include personal values clarification, choices and responsibilities, treatment programs can open discussion on a variety of topics, such as individual belief systems, virtues, prayer, meditation, surrendering one’s personal will to a higher power (as the person understands this term), forgiveness, and discerning one’s purpose in life.

Learning Objectives:
- To gain knowledge about the role of spirituality in the life of a recovering person and how it can positively impact his/her life
- To define and be able to identify various spiritual coping modes and to understand how each may affect the recovery process.
- To become familiar with the 12 Steps Program, in general, and to recognize the issues an individual in recovery may face with regard to spiritual surrender (Steps 2 and 3), as well as, to understand how spiritual surrender serves as an integral step within the process of recovery

To receive the CEU, after completing the quiz click on the "submit email" button. You will receive your certificate within 2 weeks of submitting your scores.
Women and Problem Gambling
Rev. Janet Jacobs, Director of Gambling Recovery Ministries
Online Training (26 minutes)
CEU: 1
There is much in today’s society for women to experience the recognized risk factors that may contribute to problem gambling development. One of the fastest, growing forms of addiction in the U.S. is compulsive gambling in women over the age of 50. This session provides both a broad view of women and problem gambling, as well as, several specific looks at individual stories of recovery, and methods to help recovering women gamblers. The goal of this presentation is to both broaden the understanding of the disorder of compulsive gambling and to be able to communicate more effectively with women who are affected, directly or indirectly by problem gambling.

Learning Objectives:
- To identify the common - and several uncommon - characteristics of female gamblers
- To understand more clearly gender-specific issues associated with female escape gamblers, such as experiences of abuse, care-giving demands, and emotional issues with regard to autonomy and rebellion
- To gain knowledge of treatment approaches as well as Twelve Step Programs, with specific attention to female gamblers

To receive the CEU, after completing the quiz click on the "submit email" button. You will receive your certificate within 2 weeks of submitting your scores.

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