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, NCPG, and NASW-CT. For more information please contact Kaitlin Foshay-Brown at (860) 604-0194 or KaitlinF@CCPG.org.
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
OPEN GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS MEETING (Clipper Room)
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
NETWORKING BREAKFAST | Registration/CEU Sign-in
WELCOME – Willie Coleman, Board President & Diana Goode, Executive Director (Schooner Ballroom)
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
MORNING KEYNOTE – Rebounding, Rebuilding & Recovering from Compulsive Gambling – Spencer Christian (Schooner Ballroom)
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
PRESENTATION – Gaming Disorder and Other Internet Use Problems – Marc Potenza, PhD, MD
An update on ICD-11: Implications for treatment in Connecticut (Schooner Ballroom)
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
VOICES FROM THE RECOVERY COMMUNITY (Schooner Ballroom)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
LUNCH, AWARDS & PRESENTATION – Research Collaboration with CCPG: A Summary of Findings and Implications for Interventions – Marc Potenza, PhD, MD (Schooner Ballroom)
1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
WORKSHOP 1 – Human Trafficking & Gambling – Jillian Gilchrest (Soundings Room)
WORKSHOP 2 – Legislative & Advocacy Update – Rep. Kevin Ryan, Rep. Scott Storms, Justin Stempeck, Esq. (Mass Gaming Commission) (Moorings Room)
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
AFTERNOON KEYNOTE – Video Game Addiction Masterclass for Mental Health Professionals – Cam Adair (Schooner Ballroom)