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Problem Gambling and Co-Occurring Disorders – Presented by: Dr. Lori Rugle

January 17, 2018 EST @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm



The majority of individuals experiencing disordered gambling in clinical and population prevalence populations have been found to also present with a broad range of co-occurring behavioral health disorders. This webinar will look at the incidence and sequence of co-occurring disorders among individuals with disordered gambling. We will discuss treatment strategies, harm reduction approaches and ways to develop problem gambling integrated behavioral health programs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to identify behavioral health disorders that commonly co-occur with gambling disorder.
  • Participants will be able to describe the interaction between gambling disorder and co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.
  • Participants will be able to identify effective intervention strategies for working with clients with gambling and other behavioral health co-occurring disorders.

Dr. Rugle has been working in the field of problem gambling for 30 years. She has managed problem gambling treatment programs within the Veterans Administration, in the private sector, and within state systems. She has participated in research on neuropsychological assessment of pathological gamblers, neuroimaging and genetic studies of problem gambling, psychopharmacological treatment of problem gambling, gambling problems and coping among homeless veterans, trauma history, and problem gambling. She has consulted with state and national governments on developing and implementing problem gambling treatment programs. She is currently Program Director for the University of Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling.