Friday, December 7, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM CST
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Renz Addiction Counseling Center 
Two American Way Elgin, IL 60120
Elgin, IL 60120


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Bill Johnson 
Illinois Council on Problem Gambling 

ICPG Northern IL Chapter Training and Education Event 


Please join us for our Quarterly Illinois Council on Problem Gambling Chapter Meeting and Education event. Guest trainers and an opportunity for you to talk about what's going on with your company/organization.

(If you attend the training FEE will be refunded.)
(If you register and cancel within 30 days of event fee will be refunded.)

Understanding Impulsivity
How it Relates to People With Gambling Disorders

Michael  Goldman

Description: This seminar will look at impulsivity and how it relates to people with gambling disorders (PWGD).  The seminar will describe the manifestation of impulsivity, its origins and how it differs from compulsivity.  It will also examine treatment options.

Learning objectives: The audience member will be able to:

1.              … describe the different types of impulsivity

2.              … differentiate between impulsivity and compulsivity

3               … discuss different treatment options



Michael Goldman is an  Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counselor for Cook County EAP.  I started there in 1989.  As an EAP counselor, I am responsible for conducting assessments, referring for services, providing direct therapeutic services, and the development and delivery of training.

Prior to that, I worked as a trainer and addictions specialist for TASC, which is a not-for-profit agency that attempts to divert non-violent, chemically dependent criminal offenders out of the penal system and into treatment.  I worked with both adults and adolescents.

In addition to my work for Cook County EAP, I also have a private therapy and training practice.  My specialties is in GBLTQ issues, anxiety disorders, and in addictions, chemical dependency and process, i.e. gambling, sex.  I have been trained in and am a strong proponent of mindfulness based stress reduction.

Outside of work, I have been married for 24 years and have two beautiful teenagers. I am a firm believer that compulsive gambling is a major problem in our country and one that is greatly misunderstood by the general public.  As long as casinos prosper, there must be adequate resources for those who cannot gamble responsibly.


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