Naadac Names Institute An Approved Education Provider

The Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders has been awarded “Approved Education Provider” status byNAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. This approval identifies continuing education opportunities offered by the Institute as meeting nationally approved standards of education developed for the addiction counseling field and assures participants that continuing education units (CEUs) provided by the Institute will be accepted toward national credentialing by the NAADAC Certification Commission and by many of the individual state licensing and certification bodies as well.

NAADAC is the largest membership organization for addiction counselors in the world with more than 10,000 members and 43 state affiliates. Credentials (offered through the NAADAC’sNational Certification Commission) include “National Certified Addiction Counselor I/II” and “Master Addiction Counselor,” and require 40 hours of continuing education every two years for renewal.

NAADAC’s rigorous review process for education providers ensures that its members involved in approved continuing education programs “receive a consistent, reliable and quality learning experience that is applicable to their careers and advances their understanding of addiction-related issues.”

The Institute for Research on Gambling Disorders offers several approved educational opportunities for addiction professionals throughout the year, including theNCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction, scheduled for Nov. 14-16, 2010. The Institute and the NCRG also offer free webinars throughout the year, which can be accessed from anywhere via the Internet. Archived versions of the 2009 webinars – “Youth and College Gambling: New Direction, New Discoveriesand “Treating Pathological Gambling with Motivational Interviewing and CBT: A Webinar for Addiction Professionals” – areavailable for free through the National Center for Responsible Gaming’s website. Announcements about topics for the 2010 webinar series are coming soon.

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