Upcoming NCRG Webinars Address Comorbidity, Self-exclusion

TheNational Center for Responsible Gamingkicks off its 2010 NCRG Webinar Series on June 17, 2010 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT with “Co-Occurring Disorders: How Research is Informing the Identification and Treatment of Pathological Gambling.” In this session, Dr. Marc Potenza of Yale University School of Medicine will discuss how the high rate of co-occurring disorders among disordered gamblers affects how we understand and treat pathological gambling, and the influence of this research on the proposed changes to the definition of pathological gambling in theDSM-V. The program is free butadvance registrationis required.

Later this summer, Dr. Robert Ladouceur of Laval University and Kevin Mullally of Gaming Laboratories International will explore the effectiveness of casino self-exclusion programs. “Regulating Interventions for Disordered Gambling: What New Research Says about the Safety, Effectiveness and Logistics of Self-Exclusion Programs” is scheduled for Aug. 16, 2010 from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EDT. Ladouceur will present his research on a self-exclusion program at a Quebec casino and Mullally, who developed the first self-exclusion program in the United States while head of the Missouri Gaming Commission, will reflect on the growth of this intervention worldwide.Registrationfor this program is now open.

TheNCRG Webinar Seriesprovides high-quality, year-round learning opportunities designed to help individuals better understand and address critical issues related to gambling disorders and responsible gaming. Participants in these free one-hour programs will earn one CEU approved byNAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals,The California Foundation for Advancement of Addiction Professionalsand theCalifornia Board of Behavioral Sciences.

For more information on the NCRG Webinar Series or to viewarchived webinars, visit theNCRG website. Have suggestions for upcoming webinars or questions about the series? Let us know in the comments section below.

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