National Rural Institute on Alcohol & Drug Abuse Conference-Phase 1

June 11-15, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Menomonie, Wisconsin

This unique rural alcohol and drug abuse conference provides participants the opportunity to personally interact with other rural alcohol and drug abuse professionals, federal agency representatives and nationally known Institute faculty and resource individuals while accessing the latest in evidence-based practices for the improvement of rural services. Key resource professionals from throughout the U.S. will present intensive study tracks and special topics on current, innovative and emerging topics.

WCPG Phase I Gambling Disorder Training Program

Faculty: Paul Mladnick, LADC, NCGC, LMFT, Forest Lake, Minnesota
Doug LaBelle, LSCW, CEAP, NCGC II, Kenosh, WI

This track provides fifteen hours of training from the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling phase II curriculum. This program is designed for those participants who are or plan to be working with problem gamblers and their families in a variety of clinical settings. Participants are encouraged to incorporate this information into their clinical practice. Participants will learn about the effects of gambling on the individual, family and community and use the information to help those who fall into their own professional scope of practice.


  • History and prevalence of gambling and problem gambling
  • Types of gamblers
  • Definitions of  gambling
  • Screening and assessment
  • Co-morbid and co-occurring disorders
  • Family counseling
  • Group and Individual counseling strategies and treatment approaches to problem gambling

Certification Hours:
Continuing Education Units for 15 hours each phase has been applied for with the following: Wisconsin Association for Marriage and Family Therapy,  NASW,  EACC, National Gambling Counselor Certification Board, and the WI Department of Safety and Professional Services. Certificate of attendance will be provided by the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling, Inc.

For details about the program, including registration and scholarship information, visit the Institute
Questions? Contact us:
Phone: 715-232-3385