December 11, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Basics of Gambling Addiction: Useful Information and Tools for Clinicians and Helping Professionals
Join us for this informative and important presentation about gambling and its effects on treatment and recovery. This seminar will address how to define and differentiate the various types of gambling problems. Clinicians will become familiar with the DSM 5 criteria for gambling disorder and the impact on co-occurring disorders. Participants will learn about the research in the area of gambling and the specific challenges of working with adolescents and young adult populations. Clinicians will also become familiar with gambling assessment tools and treatment resources in the area.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018
6:30 – 7:00 pm Food & Networking
7:00 – 8:00 pm Presentation
Mr. Parente is a Mental Health Professional with over thirty five years of service in the field of addiction and mental health treatment and prevention. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a private practice in Lutherville Maryland. Mr. Parente is also a Master Addictions Counselor certified through the National Board of Forensic Counselors as well as an International Certified Gambling Counselor. Mr. Parente is on staff as a trainer and clinical supervisor with the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling in the Department of Psychiatry for the University of Maryland. Additionally he is a faculty member of Loyola University Maryland’s Department of Psychology. He is also an Employee Assistance Professional providing services as an EAP counselor, trainer, and consultant to various employer groups. In his role with EAPs. Mr. Parente provides evaluation, counseling and consultation services to management and employees regarding wellness and workplace issues.