Introduction to Problem Gambling for Peer Recovery Support Specialists: 2-Day IN-PERSON CLASS Registration Closed

Reno , NV
8 Jun 2023 - 9 Jun 2023
University of Nevada, Reno: Redfield Campus


In this training, participants will receive a brief introduction to the overlapping worlds of gambling and gaming. However, this training is not designed to help you work with those recovering from internet gaming disorders.

Participants who complete this training will be able to:

  • Understand and explain the difference between games, gambling, problem gambling, and gambling disorder
  • Recognize signs of problem gambling and gambling disorder
  • Understand why gambling is addicting for some and the Life-impacts it can cause when it becomes a problem
  • Act with cultural competence and be able to share your story in a way that is helpful to someone in recovery for gambling
  • Apply what you know about recovery coaching for someone in recovery from gambling
  • Be able to navigate the complexity of co-occurring disorders and make referrals when appropriate
  • Understand the family impacts of problem gambling and Gambling disorder and help your recoveree to set boundaries and ask for support
  • Know where to go and find resources for gambling recovery

We hope this training helps you to keep a broad overview of addiction, as those you work with may be dealing with co-occurring behavioral addictions such as gambling, internet gaming, social media, sex, food, shopping, etc. We hope that you move through this training with an open mind and non-judgmental and compassionate regard of all people and the many complex issues and struggles we live with in this world.


  • Before the event, please follow the link below and listen to 2 podcast episodes of your choice and plan to come to the training prepared to discuss your thoughts. This pre-work is required to receive a certificate of completion.

DATE | TIME: June 8-9, 2023 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (PST) 

LOCATION: University of Nevada, Reno - Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Pkwy, Reno, NV 89511

CERTIFICATION (CEUs):  15 CEUs (12 hours in-person + 3 hours pre-work)

CASAT Learning courses are approved for CEUs by the boards listed here.

Presentation materials are not for reproduction or distribution without specific written authorization. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in our courses are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CASAT. 


Date Thu, Jun 8 9:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Fri, Jun 9 4:30 pm GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Fri, May 12 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Capacity 20
Spots Available 10
Cut Off Date Mon, Jun 12 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price FREE
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