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Treating Co-Occurring Gambling Disorder and other Mental Health Problems
Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico's 2022 Webinar Series 5 of 6

Most research examining the effectiveness of behavioral treatments for gambling disorder (GD) have focused only on gambling and the symptoms of GD. However, decades of studies have shown that the vast majority of individuals with GD also have other psychiatric conditions. Very few studies have explored treatment approaches that treat GD concurrently with other conditions such as depression, substance use disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Ledgerwood will integrate research and case-example to demonstrate the need for treating GD and co-occurring conditions concurrently. He will also share findings of a recently completed clinical trial examining the use of a trauma-informed treatment approach for treating co-occurring GD and PTSD.

Objectives
-Learners will be aware of the most recent scientific literature on the treatment of co-occurring gambling disorder and psychiatric conditions
-Learners will engage in discussion of case examples within the context of recent research findings
-Learners will be aware of new clinical trial data exploring treatment of co-occurring trauma and gambling disorder, and how this study may be applied to clinical settings

Jul 15, 2022 11:00 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Daniel K Blackwood | Moderator
LPCC, CCGC, CSAT @The Evolution Group
Daniel Blackwood is the founder and Director of the Evolution Group, Inc. (TEG), which serves the Central New Mexico area since 1998. TEG is well known for excellence in service for recovery from co-occurring mental health problems, trauma, gambling disorder, substance use issues, and problems with intimacy. TEG’s mission is to “empower the wholeness that lies within” and serves people of all ages, couples and families. Daniel is collaborating with Dr. Robert Weisz, PhD on a forthcoming book: Mindfulness Based Somatic Emotional Processing, Coming Home to the Truth of Our Feelings: The Compassionate Practice of Witnessing Emotion. Daniel is also the Author of Integrity Recovery™, now in its 3rd edition.
David Ledgerwood
Ph.D @Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI
Dr. Ledgerwood is a clinical psychologist, Professor, and Director of the Nicotine and Tobacco Research Division in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. He has published several research articles on problem gambling focusing on co-occurring psychopathology, impulse control and executive function, treatment outreach, and treatment effectiveness. He is past President and current Secretary of the Michigan Association on Problem Gambling. Dr. Ledgerwood has served on several grant review committees for problem gambling research, he has been Associate Editor for Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, and is currently a Regional Assistant Editor for International Gambling Studies.