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Webinar: Gambling Problems Among Veterans

December 12, 2018 EST @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Clock hours/Continuing Education Units: 2.0

This training is for behavioral health providers interested in learning about working with military members and veterans with gambling problems and their families. The participants will gain knowledge of the five branches of service, their missions, and traditions. Research suggests that the rate of problem gambling is higher among military personnel than that of the general population. Problem gambling tends to co-occur with other disorders that have elevated rates among those who have served in the military, such as substance abuse, intimate partner violence (IPV), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and suicide. While there is an abundance of opportunities for veterans and enlisted personnel to gamble, many members of the military do not have access to treatment for gambling problems and may face disciplinary action for seeking help. Participants will also become familiar with various services and interventions that are beneficial to military members and veterans with gambling problems and their families.

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

Understand the demographics of today’s military
Understand military culture
Gambling problems among veterans
Thomas E. Broffman, PhD, LICSW, CAADAC, CCS, CEAP is the owner & operator of Broffman Training & Consultation Services and is a regionally known trainer and consultant. His primary expertise has been a Motivational Interviewing trainer, consultant and practitioner for over 25 yrs. He has been involved in MI implementation projects (MI training and MI coaching) in family service and healthcare agencies as well as a variety of assisted treatment homeless and housing, domestic violence, co-occurring disorders, gambling treatment programs, and day treatment/IOP.


December 12, 2018 EST
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Event Category:


Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling