Friday, March 29, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM CDT
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Ingalls Memorial Hospital 
1 Ingalls Drive
Harvey, IL 60426


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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.

Friday, March 29, 2019
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
“Counseling for clients in the Criminal Justice System
with a Gambling Disorder”
$25.00 Fee

Michael  Goldman

Description: This training will look at people with gambling disorders and how they interface with the criminal justice system.

Learning Objectives:
The audience member will be able to:

1.   Describe the different types of criminal behavior associated with gambling
2.   Discuss how the courts have been able to divert people with gambling
disorders (PWGD) out of the CJS and into treatment
3.   Explain how prisons can help or endanger PWGD


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