Friday, September 29, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM CDT
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Ingalls Health Care, Inc. (Ingalls Hospital) 
One Ingalls Drive
East Meeting Room, Main Bldg
Harvey, IL 60426 

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Bill Johnson 
Illinois Council on Problem Gambling 

Illinois Council on Problem Gambling Chapter Meeting / Training 

Free training event by one of our Nationally recognized trainers. Gambling Issues Then and Now, will take a look at what it was like, what's happened, and what you can do today.



To be able to identify and explain changes and differences between Gambling-1999 and Gambling-2017 in several areas:

  1. Definitions, diagnostic factors and terms
  2. Gambling access and availability
  3. US Gambling Trends and Changes
  4. Lifespan Issues and Gambling
  5. Scope of Problem Gambling Risk Factors
  6. Treatment and Self-Help


Gambling Issues – Then (1999) and Now (2017)

In 1999, the only major US Gambling Research Study was completed and that data has been critical in understanding the power and impact of gambling and gambling problems on teens and adults in the US Population.  It has also been a basis for making decisions about how to address problems connected to gambling and what is now called Gambling Disorder.  However, 1999 was 18 years ago – a complete generational change has occurred.  Has anything changed in your life since 1999?  This presentation will offer an update about research data and other changes around gambling and the impacts of gambling on the US population.


Doug LaBelle, LCSW, CEAP,  NCGC II – A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and Wisconsin with over 31 years of experience working with individuals and families impacted by chemical and process addictions, a National Certified Gambling Counselor II, a trainer with the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling and an ICPG Board member.  Currently in full-time private practice, Resources for Change, Ltd, in Lake Bluff, Illinois and Kenosha, Wisconsin as a Psychotherapist, Employee Assistance Professional and Consultant.


8:00 AM - 8:15 AM                            Registration
8:15 AM - 10:15 AM                          Presentation
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM                        Break
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM                         Presentation   

4 Hours Continuing Education (CEU's): IAODAPCA, IDFPR, EACC

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