Free NAADAC Webinar

A Live, Interactive Webinar

As of January 2023, registration and CE quiz and Certificate access for the NAADAC Free Webinar Series are available in the NAADAC Education Center. Click here to learn about the NAADAC Education Center.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 @ 3:00-4:30pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

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This session seeks to teach skill development and provide resources for behavioral health workers and professionals who are not certified gambling counselors. Attendees will be able to use these skills and resources immediately after completing the session. The session's emphasis will focus on co-occurring disorders and creating a safe space to talk about gambling through the lens of cultural sensitivity. It will also address tools, skills, and best practices to screen clients, administer brief interventions, make referrals, and integrate problem gambling into education curriculum and treatment plans for clients with primary mental health or substance use disorder diagnoses.


Tana Russell, SUDP, NCTTP, WSCGC II, CGT, became the Assistant Director at Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling in 2019. She holds certifications as a Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP), Washington State Certified Gambling Counselor II (WSCGC II), Nationally Certified Tobacco Treatment Provider (NCTTP), Certified Gambling Disorder Trainer (CGT), and has completed extensive training on video and internet gaming disorder. She serves on the NCPG treatment subcommittee and is a member of the Washington State Gambling Counselor Certification Committee and the Washington State Problem Gambling Task Force. She has a passion for training and enjoys presenting on topics related to gambling, gaming, tobacco, substance use disorders, treatment, and recovery. She has written, co-authored, and/or collaborated on the development of program curriculum for various treatment, training, and educational courses.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to choose from validated problem gambling screening tools to conduct an SBIRT model screening and referral process using a few simple best practices.
  • Participants will be able to describe three useful tools to educate MH/SUD clients about problem gambling. 
  • Participants will be able to incorporate three ways to address gambling-related problems in the treatment plan that keep it simple and within their scope of practice.
Content Level

Beginning and Intermediate.

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

Polls and Q&A.


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Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, complete the online evaluation, and pass the CE quiz.

  1. Upon completing the webinar, you will have access to the CE quiz within the course you are taking. Find the CE quiz in the NAADAC Education Center and click “purchase.” NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $20 processing fee to access the quiz.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, your CE certificate will be immediately available to download in your account in the NAADAC Education Center. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and downloading your CE certificate.

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This course meets the qualifications for one and a half (1.5) hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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