Join us on Thursday, April 16, and Friday, April 17, 2015 for an informative 2-day conference, with a pre-conference session on Wednesday, April 15, filled with expert dialogue regarding the present and future environment of gambling disorder in the Commonwealth. We encourage participants to be ready to discuss emerging technology and innovation in the areas of:
* Problem gambling awareness
* Treatment modalities
* Public policy and health initiatives
* Recovery supports
* Research outcomes, and
* The criminal justice system
Attend break-out sessions with industry leaders such as:
* A. Kathryn Power, MEd, Regional Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration presenting on federal initiatives that impact gambling disorder
* Julie Hynes, MA, RD, CPS, Senior Community Health Analyst & Prevention Program Web Administrator, Prevention Lane, Lane County Public Health Department, presenting Apprehensive: How Lines Have Blurred Between Games and Gaming, and How to Protect Our Most Vulnerable
* Matt McCreary, LCPC, CEAP, PCGC, ICCGC, CADC, Vice President, Special Programs & Operations, Bensinger, Dupont, & Associates, presenting on ethics and electronic communication
* Patrick Bordnick, PhD, Associate Dean of Research, University of Houston-Graduate College of Social Work presenting on virtual reality therapy
* and many more!
Panel discussions will include:
* Square One – A Workforce Reentry Program
* Recovery Panel
* Prevention Panel
For more information about the conference, please contact Intervention and Treatment Support Manager, Alicia Barron, at 617.426.4554.
For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Director of Development and Communication, Krystle Kelly, at 617.426.4554.
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, or are a person with a disability who requires accommodation, please contact Intervention and Treatment Support Manager, Alicia Barron, at 617.426.4554, Fax: 617.426.4555, TTY: 617.426.1855 by April 1, 2015 for accommodations.
The event is sponsored by the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse Services & AdCare Educational Institute, Inc.