Tuesday, December 13, 2022 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM CST
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Illinois Council on Problem Gambling  


Recovery Home Series - Part 4

Transforming Guilt and Shame

Presented by Tana Russell

December 13th, 2022 from 1 pm - 2:30 pm CST

Free Webinar - 1.5 CE Credits Available through IAODAPCA

Please join us for the forth part of our Recovery Home Series. This webinar will describe the differences between guilt and shame and offers ways to help your clients with coping and healing.

The onsite staff in Recovery Homes offer many services and provide an effective support system for residents.  Relapse can be common among people with Substance Use and Gambling Disorders and supportive Recovery Homes can have a positive impact.  These high rates of relapse highlight the need for understanding how Gambling Disorder impacts risk of relapse and how Recovery Home Staff and Support Service Providers can help provide healthy environments that address these issues and support residents in their recovery. 

This 7-Session Curriculum on Gambling Disorder and its Impacts offers seven, 1.5-hr Live Webinar sessions, with PPT curriculum, resource materials, Q&A.  Designed to give an in-depth educational overview for staff at Recovery Homes and Support Service providers working with SUD and Gambling Disorder clients and is not considered gambling treatment.  Highlights of information covered in each of the 7 sessions are outlined here:

Topics to be Covered:

  • Differences between Guilt and Shame
  • Shame and Addiction
  • Coping Strategies
  • Healing the Shame
  • Stages of Change


  • Attendees will be able to identify the difference between Guilt and Shame
  • Attendees will learn about the relationship between Shame and Addiction
  • Attendees will be able to identify at least three Coping Strategies for dealing with Guilt and Shame

Presenter Bio:

Tana Russell (she/her) became Assistant Director at Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling in 2019. She holds certifications as a Substance Use Disorder Professional (SUDP), Washington State Certified Gambling Counselor II (WSCGC-II), and Nationally Certified Tobacco Treatment Provider (NCTTP) and has completed extensive training on video gaming disorder.  She serves on the NCPG treatment subcommittee and is a member of the Washington State Gambling Counselor Certification Committee and the Washington State Problem Gambling Task Force.