Studies in Gambling Addiction Certificate: Counseling the Pathological Gambler

Completion of the 60-hour certificate may be applied toward certification by the American Academy of Health Care Providers in Addictive Disorders.

This unique training provides specific knowledge and advanced clinical understanding pertaining to the identification, diagnosis, referral, and treatment of individuals with a gambling disorder. You will learn skills and tools to identify and diagnose a gambling disordered client and how to integrate effective gambling disorder treatment techniques in your practice.

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.

Further information on content outlines (for the Certificate, Course 1, and Course 2), activities and assessments, CEU approvals, and policies can be found on the NATI website.

Note: Course 1 and Course 2 may also be taken individually. Click on the course names below to go to the registration pages for the individual courses.