Upcoming Trainings

If you have any questions, email Odessa Dwarika, Chief Programs Officer at odessa@macgh.org or call 617-426-4554 ext. 702.

Foundations in Gaming Disorder Training

Foundations in Gaming Disorder (Foundations) is a breakthrough, on-demand training designed to prepare clinicians, educators, parents, and community professionals with the skills to screen, identify, and treat at-risk and problem gaming disorder (gaming addiction). The programs is the first fully accredited program of its kind in the world.

Foundations features cutting-edge curricula from world-class experts such as Ed Spector, PhD, Hilarie Cash, PhD, and Marc Potenza, PhD, MD. Participants can select from one of three distinct tracking tracks to customize their learning. Topics cover prevention through treatment and recovery. Courses include the evolution of gaming history and culture, prevention strategies, counseling skills, leading therapies, and even how gaming disorder can co-occur with depression, autism, and ADHD.

The on-demand format of Foundations allows participants to access and work through the program at their own pace from anywhere in the world.

Learn more at WhatIsGamingDisorder.com. 

Voluntary Self-Exclusion Designated Agent Training

For some, gambling might no longer feel like a game or be a way to have fun. Fortunately, Massachusetts provides a Voluntary Self-Exclusion (VSE) program that offers one way for anyone struggling with casino gambling to set limits and take control. By enrolling in VSE, participants voluntarily exclude themselves from the gaming floors of all Massachusetts casinos. A participant can choose how long they want to self-exclude. This one-hour training will educate you about how self-exclusion can support clients as a harm reduction or recovery strategy. Human service providers and clinicians can become designated agents of self-exclusion and offer this service to clients in their workplace. Join this free online training to learn more about this robust recovery support and to become a certified agent of self-exclusion. Upon completion of the training, all participants will receive 1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

Training instructors include: MACGH Director of Recovery Services Jodie Nealley, GameSense Manager Linh Ho, GameSense Manager Amy Gabrila, and GameSense Advisor & Training Specialist Joshua Molyneaux

Register for a session below:

Thursday, June 15, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST

The Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6331. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Massachusetts Council on Gaming and Health is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.