The gambling landscape continues to shift quickly, as new types of gambling and gaming activities proliferate. Those working in prevention, treatment and research need to understand and be responsive to these changes.

This year’s conference, which will be offered in person and online, will cover a variety of topics with two presentation tracks, one geared toward treatment professionals and another for a more general audience. The full conference will be recorded, so whether you join us in person or online, you won’t miss any of our content. CEUs will be offered.

Who Should Attend?

The conference is appropriate for many people, including:

  • Gambling, alcohol and drug addiction counselors and therapists
  • Other health care and social service workers
  • Law enforcement officers
  • School and church leaders
  • Lawyers and financial professionals
  • People in recovery and their families
  • Policymakers
  • Gaming operators and regulators
  • Behavioral health researchers
  • CEU credits are available from various professional boards.

Programs and Speakers

While conference details are still falling into place as of this writing, here are some of the programs and speakers that will be part of the conference:

  • “Problem Gambling and Alexithymia: Implications for Interviewing, Screening, and Intervention,” presented by Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., Pathways of St. Paul.
  • “Gambling Disorders in a New Era of Gambling,” presented by Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC, CGT, CEO of The Better Institute.
  • “How Can We Move Forward with Cultural Humility/DEI Absent a Strategic Plan? What’s Your Navigation System?” presented by Deborah Haskins, Ph.D., LCPC, board-approved supervisor, MAC, ICGC-II, CCGSO, BACC, CGT, President, Maryland Council on Problem Gambling.
  • “Sports Betting Integrity and Today’s Student Athlete,” presented by Dan Trolaro, MS, Vice President of Prevention, Epic Risk Management.
  • “Emergence of Problem Gambling from Childhood to Emerging Adulthood: A Systematic Review,” presented by Dr. Serena King, L.P., Professor and Chair, Psychology of Hamline University.
  • What:
    MNAPG annual conference
  • When:
    November 15
  • Where:
    Heritage Center of Brooklyn Center and virtually
  • Cost:
    Free
  • Registration Deadline:
    October 25 (for in person)
    November 10 (for Zoom)
  • For More Information: www.mnapg.org/conference2022