Information for Clinicians
Those with psychiatric issues are more likely to experience problems with gambling. Specifically, mood disorders (60%), anxiety disorders (40%), and antisocial personality disorders (33%).
Depression: Lifetime depression rates among pathological gamblers is 70-76%.
Personality disorder: 87% of those clinically diagnosed with gambling disorder have been found to suffer from personality disorders.
Blurring the Lines of Gambling
(BLOG) is a workshop series designed to provide training on the prevention and treatment for youth affected by problem gambling and gaming.
The Introduction to Prevention and Treatment for Youth Problem Gambling and Gaming is located at the Behavioral Health Springboard and is a 5-module self-paced course open to anyone. This no cost online training is directed to child and adolescent mental health and school-based clinicians and healthcare professionals to integrate problem gambling and gaming screening, interventions, and treatment pathways into their practices. These modules are also required for all those adolescent clinicians interested in applying to join the registry.
While these workshops are open to anyone, completion of these events will meet the requirements necessary for application for the NCPGP Provider Registry. Participation in this training does not ensure that a provider will be selected for the registry, but it is required to become an NCPGP provider. Participants must attend 100% of the program to receive credit. Partial credit will not be given.
Webinars and ongoing trainings
The North Carolina Problem Gambling Program (NCPGP) offerers a series of free webinars focusing on the treatment of problem gambling. The NCPGP, along with the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Use Services, Morneau Shepell, and UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work/Behavioral Health Springboard work together to bring to our state the Sure Bet Training Series and to develop the NCPGP Provider Registry. These beginner-level webinars are intended to educate NCPGP Providers, as well as other behavioral health providers, about risk factors, incidence rates, impact, and treatment strategies for working with people with problematic gambling behavior.