Upcoming training and events

Webinar

A series of webinars facilitated by subject matter experts are available throughout the year for professionals to log into and take part in discussion topics.

One-day seminars

A series of one day training events are held at the foundation this year. They are designed to be an introduction to particular areas of interest to gamblers help services.

The foundation course

A three day program including an extensive work book for clinicians new to Gambler's Help. It contains a body of knowledge required for clinicians to work with confidence in addiction and particularly with gambling clients. This course is open to all workers in Gamblers Help services including financial and therapeutic counselors, prevention and public health workers, staff working within in-language and indigenous and venue support workers.

Biennial conference

The two-day conference is preceded by one day of workshops on areas of particular interest. This conference has a clinical and public health focus. It provides practitioners across Victoria with an opportunity to show case innovation and excellence across all areas of Gambler's Help. Prevention services include financial counselling, venue support, therapeutic counselling and public health and prevention.

Breakfast learnings

A series of brief presentations are held at the foundation. Presentations are delivered by a guest speaker with expert knowledge in a wide variety of areas including addiction, gambling and public health.

Time:  9am-10am

Lunchtime learnings

A series of brief presentations are held at the foundation during the last week of every month. Presentations are delivered by a guest speaker with expert knowledge in a wide variety of areas including addiction, gambling and public health.

Time:  12.30pm-1.30pm

Self exclusion:

We offer this treatment training where counsellors can use a process to effectively exclude themselves from gambling venues.

The self help guide:

A manual designed for people who like to have a self-help guide to work through. It includes a self assessment package and goal setting process followed by exercise to help you achieve and maintain your goals.

GP Workbook:

The GP workbook is a brief version of the foundation book designed to cover gambling issues for GP's.

Funded external professional development services

The centre manages foundation funded external professional development opportunities presented by Alfred Health and the Bouverie Centre. These build capacity across services to respond to clients with mental health problems using a family inclusive approach to counselling. These courses are provided free to Gambler's Help clinicians.

Fight for you challenge

The Professional Development Centre has a range of training and development opportunities.

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