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Gambling As A Co-Occurring Disorder

  • June 13, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Remote via Zoom
  • 25


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

A 3-Hour Training with Jeremy Wampler, LCSW, ICGC II, BACC, CGT, LADC & Fiorigio (Fred) Fetta, LPC, ICGC-II, BACC, AADC

June 13, 2023


PRESENTATIONAs the Behavioral Health field continues to expand, we are learning more about how mental health and substance use disorders do not occur alone; rather they often co-occur. When it comes to gambling, which is often overlooked as an addiction, the same message applies. Depending on the study you review, clients who are receiving treatment for a mental health or a substance use disorder, have a higher probability of meeting criteria for a gambling disorder; conservatively, it is 10 times the rate of the general population.

During this training, an overview of the neurobiological process involved in addiction will be discussed. We will explore clinical criteria for Gambling Disorder in the DSM-5 and discuss three different pathways, that can lead an individual towards problematic or disordered gambling behaviors. Similarities and differences between gambling and substance use disorders will be compared. This training will contain lecture, but will also be interactive through work on a case study, learning tasks and a media discussion.

At the conclusion of the training participants will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the neurobiological processes involved in addictive behavior;
  2. Discuss the DSM-5 criteria for Gambling Disorder and practice identifying the criteria through a case study; and
  3. List three (3) similarities and three (3) differences between gambling and substance use disorders.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS: Jeremy Wampler, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC, CGT, LADC is the Clinical Supervisor for the State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Problem Gambling Services. Jeremy earned his Master in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University, and he has been practicing in the field of problem gambling since 2007. He currently serves as President of the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB), and also serves on the board of the National Association of Administrators for Disordered Gambling Services (NAADGS). In his current role as a state administrator, Jeremy provides oversight for all statewide problem gambling services which includes problem gambling specific clinical services, disordered gambling integration programs, outreach and engagement, prevention, and recovery support services. Jeremy is an advocate and trainer, providing education and technical assistance for key stakeholders throughout the state and has begun expanding training and technical assistance to other states throughout the New England region, with a focus and passion on building capacity of the clinical workforce and supporting the growing needs of other service administrators in the problem gambling field.

Fiorigio (Fred) Fetta, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), ICGC-II (International Certified Gambling Counselor, level-II), BACC (Board Approved Clinical Consultant), CGT (Certified Gambling Disorder Trainer), AADC (Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor), has provided clinical oversight for the treatment and integration programs for Problem Gambling Services with the Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS) in Connecticut since 2014. Prior to his work with DMHAS, he provided treatment at United Community & Family Services (UCFS) for individuals impacted by gambling disorder and affected loved ones in Eastern Connecticut for seven years in the roles of supervisor and clinician of the Bettor Choice Gambling Treatment Program.

Fred was also a clinician in an Opioid Treatment Program for nearly two years at Community Substance Abuse Centers (CSAC) in Hartford, Connecticut. He obtained his undergraduate degree at Eastern Connecticut State University and his Master’s degree in Community Counseling at Fairfield University. Fred is the chair of the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Treatment Committee.

REGISTRATION FEE: *NHADACA Members $25;  *Non-Members $30; *NBCC add $5. For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or

3  Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: 4
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13-18
CPS Domains: 6
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A
NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form.  For multiple registrants you must register each one individually.  Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received.  Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration.  Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received.  We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics.  Thank you.

This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

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