Friday, December 8, 2017
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Adelphi University Manhattan Center
75 Varick Street, Suite 200
New York, NY 10013

Process Addictions: Understanding Gambling Disorder and Screen Addictions

6 CEs

Lunch included

9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon: Understanding Gambling Disorder: Its Development, Impacts and an Integrative Approach to Treatment

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.: Clinical and Neurobiological Aspects of Internet and Technology Addiction

Understanding Gambling Disorder: Its Development, Impacts and an Integrative Approach to Treatment

9:00 a.m.-12:00 Noon 

Presenters: Mayumi Okuda-Benavides, M.D.; Frank Grazioli, LMSW

Dr. Okuda-Benavides, attending psychiatrist at Columbia University Medical Center and director of the Columbia Gambling Disorders Clinic, and Frank Grazioli, licensed social worker, discuss the nature and prevalence of problem gambling behavior from its development and challenges to its detection, to its societal to clinical impacts. Using cases from clinical practice they demonstrate how flexible and integrative application of evidence-based interventions supports client motivation and treatment goals, and helps clients change, adopt, and adapt to new thinking and coping strategies to address their problem gambling. Consideration is given to clients with co-occurring substance and psychiatric disorders, including emphasis on comprehensive care through multidisciplinary collaboration.


  • Participants will be able to describe prevalence of gambling behavior and diagnostic criteria used in assessing disorder
  • Participants will be able to discuss development models of gambling disorder
  • Participants will be able to differentiate current treatment interventions and recognize therapeutic mechanisms of CBT in treating gambling disorder
  • Participants will be able to distinguish the effect of client characteristics on treatment delivery and potential for tailoring treatment to individual client needs
  • Interpret the potential and practical application and integration of other treatment modalities and support systems in a comprehensive approach to treatment

About the Speakers

Clinical and Neurobiological Aspects of Internet and Technology Addiction

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Presenter: David N. Greenfield, Ph.D. 

Topics covered will include clinical disorders associated with excessive screen usage, including video games, social media and other screen experiences; Screens as the new digital “drugs” of this millennium and their neurological and dopaminergic effects; Screens is the classroom: Are there any educational benefits? Solutions and treatment protocols for screen addiction.


  • Participants will be able to identify at least one clinical disorder associated with excessive screen addiction
  • Participants will be able to describe the neurological underpinnings of screen addiction
  • Participants will identify at least one treatment protocol for screen addiction

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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

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