The Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Diana Goode as their next Executive Director. Ms. Goode brings 25 years of leadership experience and passion in the non profit sector to the important work of raising awareness about problem and responsible gambling. Diana previously held executive-level positions with…
This year’s conference will include sessions presented by accomplished professionals in the field of disordered gambling. Workshops will address at-risk populations and the far-reaching impact of gambling, gaming and other risky behaviors. Participants will hear about the intersection of problem gambling and human trafficking and receive updates on legislation and advocacy in Connecticut. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about different programs that are facilitated in Connecticut to help identify the needs of people in our communities, clinical implications, and best practices for interventions. We will also feature a recovery panel, with moving stories of disordered gambling and the process of recovery.
This year, we are honored to have Spencer Christian as our keynote speaker. Best known as the former weather forecaster for ABC’s Good Morning America, Spencer recently authored a book entitled, “You Bet Your Life,” in which he details his struggles with disordered gambling. We’re also thrilled to be joined by Cam Adair, internationally-known YouTuber and pioneer on video gaming addiction. He will be sharing his personal journey of overcoming his addiction to the gaming world and offer key insights into how gaming and social media are designed to keep people hooked.
Cost includes breakfast, lunch, and refreshments. 7.5 continuing education units have been approved by CCB and NCPG. CEUs pending from NASW-CT. For more information please contact Kaitlin Foshay-Brown at (860) 604-0194 or KaitlinF@CCPG.org.