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Upcoming Trainings
Trauma Informed Care & Seeking Safety Training - Day 2: Seeking Safety (Trauma EBP)
Cindy Houston, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LCAC
September 20th, 2017, 9:00am - 4:00pm, Bloomington
CEU: 6

The Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness programs is offering a 1 1/2 day  training  for counselors, therapist, social workers, prevention professionals, and those working in the behavioral health field.  This training will improve your knowledge about trauma informed care and provide training on the EBT Seeking Safety.   

Seeking Safety (Trauma EBP)
September 20th, 9:00am - 4:00pm (6 CEU)

A psychoeducational or a therapy run group for those with SA and PTSD symptoms  who are too unstable to focus on either one. Client typically can't stay sober long enough to do PTSD work and or can't focus on SA while retriggered with their trauma. Includes both psychoeducation and therapy approaches.

Location:
Monroe Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47403
Trainer:
Cindy Houston, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LCAC is an experience mental health therapist and trainer. She presently works in both areas, having retired in 2016 after nearly 30 years providing services and trainings through Centerstone of Indiana.

She presently provides trainings in trauma issues including EBT protocols and addictions issues. She is a recognized trainer in Motivational Interviewing and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since its beginnings. Prior to working at the mental health center, she cofounded and ran a battered women's shelter and taught college courses. She holds graduate degrees from Northeastern University in counseling and community psychology. She is also a graduate of the New England Gestalt Therapy Center.

Training is FREE!
Lunch is provided on September 20th only
For more information contact: desiree@indiana.edu

Trauma Informed Care & Seeking Safety Training - Day 1: Introduction to Trauma Informed Care
Cindy Houston, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LCAC
September 19th, 2017, 12:30pm - 4:00pm, Bloomington
CEU: 3

The Indiana Problem Gambling Awareness programs is offering a 1 1/2 day  training  for counselors, therapist, social workers, prevention professionals, and those working in the behavioral health field.  This training will improve your knowledge about trauma informed care and provide training on the EBT Seeking Safety.   

Introduction to Trauma Informed Care
September 19th, 12:30pm - 4:00pm (3 CEU)

An introduction to trauma informed care for all levels of clinical and non-clinical staff. Objectives are to raise awareness that trauma survivors are the vast majority of people coming for service and to explore how we could respond and organize our services to be trauma informed.

Location:
Monroe Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47403
Trainer:
Cindy Houston, LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LCAC is an experience mental health therapist and trainer. She presently works in both areas, having retired in 2016 after nearly 30 years providing services and trainings through Centerstone of Indiana.

She presently provides trainings in trauma issues including EBT protocols and addictions issues. She is a recognized trainer in Motivational Interviewing and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers since its beginnings. Prior to working at the mental health center, she cofounded and ran a battered women's shelter and taught college courses. She holds graduate degrees from Northeastern University in counseling and community psychology. She is also a graduate of the New England Gestalt Therapy Center.

Training is FREE!
Lunch is provided on September 20th only
For more information contact: desiree@indiana.edu

Gambling and The Military
Online Training
CEU: 3
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Problem Gambling: A Guide for Treatment Center Employees
Online Training (18 min)
CEU: none
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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)
CEU: N/A
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What is SBIRT?
Webinar (44 minutes)
CEU: N/A
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Gambling Addiction: A Family Affair
Online Training (1 hr 14 min)
CEU: 1
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Moving Toward Best Practices: Reviewing the Implications of the Latest Research and Innovative Programming
Online Training (1 hr 51 min)
CEU: 2
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What is New in Working with Gamblers: From Prevention to Reducing Barriers
Online Training (1 hr 45 min)
CEU: 2
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Role of Cognitive Distortion in Compulsive Gambling: It's all about fantasy
Online Training (1 hr 41 min)
CEU: 2
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Gambling 101
Online Training (23 minutes)
CEU: 1
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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.

Goals:
- 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
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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
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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.
Note:
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
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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
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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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