Trainings for Psychologists about Gambling Disorders Now Available by the NCRG
Jun 2, 2011
WASHINGTON–The National Center for Responsible Gaming (NCRG) announced today that it is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. This achievement enhances the NCRG’s ability to offer advanced training, webinars and workshops on gambling addiction to the APA’s more than 154,000 members.
'The APA’s approval of the NCRG as a continuing education sponsor will allow the NCRG to assist and train more psychologists and other treatment providers with programs based on the highest quality, peer-reviewed research on pathological and problem gambling,' said Glenn Christenson, chairman of the NCRG. 'It is a tremendous opportunity for the NCRG to further fulfill its mission to encourage the application of new research findings to improve prevention, diagnostic, intervention and treatment strategies.'
Organizations approved by the APA to provide continuing education opportunities must pass a rigorous review by the APA’s 14-member Continuing Education Committee to ensure that the highest level of quality is maintained in program planning, management and delivery. This new approval will be available for the 12thannual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction from October 2 – 4, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nev.; 2011 NCRG Webinar Series; and regional treatment provider workshops to be announced in the coming weeks.