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Consortium Information.




Day One | Day Two | Day Three
Day Two - Thurs., June 22, 2017
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open
Location: Kansa A & B

Registration Table Open
Location: Elevator Foyer
8 – 9 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Location: Kansa A & B
9 – 10 a.m.
Session 6 - 60 min.
Keynote Address: Neurobiology of Substance and Gambling Addiction
Dr. Jon Grant, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Objective: Biology of substance and gambling addiction and how biology interacts with development and cognition; common comorbidities encountered during treatment; and evidence-based approaches to treating gambling disorder.
10 – 10:15 a.m. Networking Break
Location: Kansa A & B
10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
Session 7 - 90 min.

Treating the T in LGBT
Marsha Partington, Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor
Marsha has a long history advocating for the LGBTQ population beginning in the 80's during the AIDS epidemic. She is a licensed substance abuse counselor in Minnesota, having received her Master's degree at Hazelden's Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Addiction Counseling. While a counselor at Pride Institute's Residential Treatment Center in MN, Marsha completed specialized training in working with Gender non-conforming clients. Ms. Partington created and facilitated a Transgender Support group and educational groups for allies for staff and clients. Currently Marsha is employed at Wayside Wellness Outpatient as a primary counselor working with women with co-occurring disorders. She is the proud parent of a 25-year-old transgender son.

Objectives: Recognize the difference between a person’s gender identity and their gender orientation; how to be culturally sensitive and affirming to members of the LGBTQIA population; understand Gender Dysphoria as defined in the DSM-5 and its impact on treatment; absorb and integrate the transgender emergence model into the care of Transgender and Gender Non-confirming clients.

Comorbidities in Gambling Addiction and How to Address Them
Dr. Jon Grant, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
This workshop will present data regarding common co-occurring conditions in individuals with gambling addiction. The workshop will discuss approaches to treating comorbid disorders when presented with addictive disorders.

Objective: Common co-occurring conditions in people with gambling addiction; how these comorbidities impact the addiction and vice versa; and crafting treatment approaches that address both the addiction and the comorbid condition.

Lessons Learned from Quitline and BETS OFF Simulated Clients' Evaluations
Ki Park, PhD, Senior Research Scientist at the CSBR
The purpose of this presentation is to describe design and implementation of helpline evaluations with simulated clients in Iowa. Helplines and its functions varies greatly with different type of operators and objectives (Clifford, 2008). This presentation also reveals the challenges and opportunities of helplines evaluation, and it will provide some of insights of this type of applied research.
More specifically, the presentation provides an overview of the design and implementation of Iowa (Tobacco) Quitline and (Gambling) BETS OFF services evaluation. It illustrates similarities and differences of these two evaluations. It also discusses delimitations and weaknesses of this approach.
The presentation also shows type of data that may be collected, and potential uses of this information to improve the helpline services in the state. Implications of this evaluation approach to the helpline services are discussed.

Objective: Factors that affect the design of helpline evaluation; how helplines operate in the state and could be evaluated; and exploring and identifying key implications for state funded gambling and tobacco helplines to improve their services.

Don't Gamble Away Our Future: A Preliminary Analysis
Dr. Kirk Moberg, M.D., PhD, FASAM
The prevalence of pathological gambling in the adolescent population worldwide ranges from less than 1% to 5.6% depending on the country. It results in multiple negative consequences. The "Don't Gamble Away Our Future" project was initiated in 2004 at the Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery in Peoria, Illinois. The initiative involves multiple schools in Peoria, Illinois and the surrounding communities including a detention center. It continues to the present day and involves an educational module along with a pre-and post test to measure its effectiveness. It also measures probable pathological gambling scores using the Modified South Oaks Gambling Screen for Adolescents.

Objective: The impact of gambling on pre-adolescents and adolescents; the effectiveness of gambling education provided to this population; and a risk evaluation tool for problem gambling for this population.

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Location: Shawnee A & B

12:45 – 2 p.m.
Session 8 - 75 min.
Keynote Address: Racism of the Well-Intended
Jim Wuelfing, BA, CPP, CARC

Objective: Describing racial privilege and power; the importance of examining one's own privilege and power and its relationship to providing appropriate care; and listing several privileges as outlined in Peggy McIntosh's article, "Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack."
2 – 2:15 p.m. Networking Break
Location: Kansa A & B
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Session 9 - 60 min.
Examining Privilege and Power: Digging Deeper
Jim Wuelfing, BA, CPP, CARC and Authur Woodard
This breakout session is designed as a follow-up the keynote address on racism and privilege. In this session, the presenters will both continue the presentation as well as facilitate a discussion on privilege and power as it relates to racism as well as other differences between us. As a learning community, those in attendance will join the presenters in examining the impact of power and privilege, as well as our understanding of that dynamic, on service delivery. The session will culminate with participants making a single commitment to continued exploration and/or change regarding the issues discussed.

Objective: Participants will be able to discuss their personal understanding of the dynamic of power and privilege; draw parallels between racism and other forms of privilege and power; and list several ways in which the dynamic of privilege and power can impact the service relationship.

Motivational Messaging: Does It Make a Difference?
Ashley Trantham, Prevention Coordinator
Several recent studies have identified the success of behavior change through supportive text messaging. BDA Morneau Shepell has built upon this body of research and created the first-to-market Motivational Messaging Program designed specifically for Problem Gamblers and those affected by problem gambling. Learn about the successes of this innovative treatment approach as well as considerations for implementing text-based programs.

Objective: The relationship between texting and behavior change; the unique considerations of using text with disordered gamblers; and the effectiveness of text messages with gamblers.

A Gamble on the Plains: The Impact of Casinos in Rural and Frontier Counties in Kansas
Shannon Dick, M.S.
In 2009 Boot Hill Casino & Resort opened for business in the relatively untapped gambling market of Dodge City in Southwest Kansas with strong community support. The community invested in the Casino, and the surrounding arena and conference center complex, as an avenue for long term economic growth. The Southwest Kansas Problem Gambling Task Force has been working before the Casino opened to minimize the negative effects of the casino as to aid in capitalizing on the positives that the complex brings. To accomplish this task the Task Force has tracked the positive and negative impacts of the Casino in Dodge City and the surrounding community. This presentation will cover the groundwork that the Southwest Kansas Problem Gambling Task Force laid before the Casino opened for prevention of Problem Gambling and their ongoing efforts. We will also look at what the data suggests the effectiveness of the prevention initiatives have been, as well as the social and economic impacts of the Casino to date. Finally, we will briefly discuss how the data is used by the Task Force to ensure that they are effective in prevention while being mindful of the importance and pride that the community has in the Casino.

Objective: The social and economic impact of a new casino complex in an untapped rural community; identifying measurements for tracking economic and social impacts as well as problem gambling awareness; and effective methods for conveying problem gambling awareness in a rural community.

Gambling and the Millennial Generation
Don Feeney, M.P.P., M.S.
Most commonly used methods of problem gambling treatment, prevention, and responsible gambling were developed for or by baby boomers. But the Millennial Generation--those born between 1982 and 2004--are different. They think differently, they communicate differently, and they gamble differently. This session will explore the ways in which the millennials differ from preceding generations, differences in their gambling behavior, and their attitudes and beliefs about problem gambling and responsible gambling. At the conclusion of the session I will lead the audience in a critical analysis of responsible gambling messaging that is directed towards millennials.

Objective: Understanding how formative experiences affect millennial beliefs about gambling and the diversity within the millennial generation – how they think, communicate and gamble differently.

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Networking Break
Location: Kansa A & B (food and beverage)
3:30– 5 p.m.
Session 10 - 90 min.
Keynote Address: David Dastmalchian
David is an American actor known for film, television and theatre work. Raised in Kansas, he studied at The Theatre School at DePaul University. His work includes The Dark Knight, Prisoners, The Employer, Sushi Girl, Girls Will Be Girls 2012, Saving Lincoln and Marvel Studio's Ant Man. Prior to beginning his career as an actor, he suffered from a heroin addiction. In recovery, he wrote about his experience in his screenplay, Animals, which was later adapted into a film of the same name.
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Dessert Networking Reception
hosted by Project Turnabout
Location: Foyer
*2017 Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse event speakers and schedule are subject to change

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