Gambling Disorder: Fundamentals
Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling
May 22, 2024  ·  8:30am - 3:30pm Maritime Linthicum Heights, MD


As gambling continues to become increasingly accessible throughout Maryland, rates of problematic gambling will also increase. It is essential for health and behavioral health care professionals to improve their competence in addressing and treating gambling related problems. The fundamentals for gambling disorder will provide a basic knowledge for identifying the at-risk gambler, screening tools, as well as brief interventions. This training is applicable and relevant for all professionals working with those in treatment for behavioral health disorders.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the training attendees should know and understand…

·         The scope of problematic gambling and how to recognize when gambling is becoming problematic.

·         Effective screening and assessment for gambling with tools for brief interventions using motivational interviewing.

·         The DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for Gambling Disorder, specifiers, and severity.

·         Role of SBIRT and the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) related to gambling.

·         The impact gambling behaviors can have on the family and the individual’s overall health.


692 Maritime Blvd, 8:30am - 3:30pm Maritime Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Location: 692 Maritime Blvd, 8:30am - 3:30pm Maritime Linthicum Heights, MD 21090