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Studies in Gambling Addiction: Counseling the Pathological Gambler Online Certificate

Concerned looking man and woman.According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, about 1% of American adults — nearly 3 million people — are pathological gamblers. Another 2%–3% have less serious but still significant problems, and as many as 15 million are at risk. To meet the growing demand for trained professionals in the area of gambling addictions, UMD Continuing Education (CE) and the North American Training Institute (NATI) collaborated on a unique online training program, Studies in Gambling Addiction: Counseling the Pathological Gambler.

This training provides specific knowledge and advanced clinical understanding as it relates to the identification, diagnosis, referral, and treatment of individuals with a gambling addiction. Completion of the 60-hour training may be applied toward certification by the American Academy of Health Care Providers in Addictive Disorders.

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Delivery Method:

Professional Development (noncredit)
60 hours Certificate
30 hours Course 1
30 hours Course 2
Online (work at your own pace)
On demand / Self-directed
$1,295 60-hour certificate
$695 Course 1
$695 Course 2



University of Minnesota Duluth Continuing Education is proud to sponsor a
free one-hour webinar on Counseling the Pathological Gambler.

This invaluable training provides education on the core features of a gambling addicted client and charts the progress of a gambling addiction. The webinar includes case examples of gambling addictive behaviors and a presentation on comorbidities by Dr. Jon Grant, world-renowned expert in the field of gambling addiction. Dr. Grant is a professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago.

View this free webinar today and learn more about the Studies in Gambling Addiction Certificate offered through UMD Continuing Education.



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What people are saying:

I had a lot of reservations about signing up for my first online course, but by the end of the Session One those reservations completely evaporated. By the end of Session Three, based on what I had learned, I was able to devise some worksheets for a client to complete. I am not sure if it was he or I who was more surprised at the revelations which came forth...

I haven't been this excited about learning in a long time.

- M.R., Counsellor, Leeds, England

I was quite impressed how much information one can learn through on-line courses, especially an adult learner who is busy with other things. The course was very thorough and well-
planned. Each time I wrote an assignment with sweat on my brow from thinking, the next
chapter clarified and added to the very same topic, making the assignment more whole and giving me a sense that I had answered correctly in my last assignment. Very clever way to make me do my own thinking and then give me the confirmation that I got it right. Dr. Rambeck was clear and pleasant to listen to.

-Anne K. an intensive outpatient program therapist in Colorado with twenty years of experience in addiction treatment. She received a scholarship from the State of Colorado – along with 7 other people- to complete the SIGA program.