Problem Gambling Clinical Resources

Overview

The Addiction Treatment and Recovery (ATAR) Division oversees treatment and recovery services across all levels on the Continuum of Care.  Problem Gambling treatment services include outpatient at OASAS certified programs that have a gambling designation and a network of approved private practitioners. In addition, inpatient services are available at OASAS Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) that have a gambling designation. 

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    TIP 42: Problem Gambling Toolkit

    This toolkit was developed by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators (APGSA) to respond to requests for basic problem gambling screening, assessment, referral, and treatment information.

     

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Training

OASAS offers free training through our Learning Thursday Series as well as the NYCPG training center. All trainings provide CEU’s and are available online.

Problem Gambling Professionals

In order to provide problem gambling treatment services, clinicians must be a  Qualified Problem Gambling Professional (QPGP) as defined in the Part 857 regulations.

Problem Gambling Professionals

Qualified Problem Gambling Professionals are addiction professionals who can document either a minimum of one year of experience in the treatment and/or clinical research of problem gambling, or who have completed the required problem gambling training.

 

Gambling Specialty Designation (GSD)

Problem Gambling Specialty Designation is available for any Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselors, Credentialed Prevention Practitioners and/or Credentialed Prevention Specialists, interested in obtaining the credential to work with those surrounding problem gambling.

In addition to the required 60-hour and 30-hour core curriculum for CASAC and CPS/CPP respectively, OASAS offers additional learning opportunities to obtain credit towards Gambling Specialty Designation (GSD) renewals below. 

LOCADTR for Gambling

The LOCADTR is a web-based tool to assist treatment providers in determining appropriate levels of care for clients. When you log into LOCADTR 3.0 you may choose the Gambling LOCADTR module or the concurrent review LOCADTR. Established users do not need to access different modules. LOCADTR for Gambling Treatment is used by substance use treatment providers with a gambling designation to admit and treat for problem gambling only or as a co-occurring disorder.

SAMHSA Advisory: Gambling Problems: An Introduction for Behavioral Health Services Providers

In 2014, SAMHSA released an Advisory for providers who engage people with gambling problems.  This 8-page brief provides a brief introduction to pathological gambling, gambling disorder, and problem gambling. The Resources section lists sources for additional information.  This also further recognizes our longtime efforts to “mainstream” problem gambling in the national behavioral healthcare discussion.

TIP 42: Problem Gambling Toolkit

This toolkit was developed by the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) and the Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators (APGSA) to respond to requests for basic problem gambling screening, assessment, referral, and treatment information.

Voluntary Self-Exclusion (VSE)

Individuals who recognize they may have a gambling problem may self-exclude from all gaming opportunities available in New York State. This can be incorporated as part of the clinical process

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