The 2018 Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico’s annual problem gambling conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 9-10, 2018 from 8:00am to 4:30pm each day. The event will be at Isleta Resort and Casino in Albuquerque. If any seats remain, walk-up registrations will be accepted on Wednesday, Aug. 8th from 5-7pm only, but must be paid by credit or debit card.

This year’s conference title is “Empowering Treatment with New Research Findings”. The agenda is posted here.

To view speakers notes, please click on the blue button at the top of this page.

The conference will provide 14 CEU credits for counselors and social workers’ ongoing education, of which 6 are ethics credits.

At the conference, meals are provided buffet style, so you do not need to specify a vegetarian meal. All registrations are final and non-refundable. Substitute attendees are not allowed in advance or at the door.

Registration Check-In and Exceptional Necessity

Check-in will be available on Wednesday evening, Aug. 8th from 5-7pm in the Isleta Resort convention center. Check-in will also be available from 7am to 8:45am on Thursday, Aug. 9th. Isleta Resort and Casino has ample handicapped parking as well as valet service. If you have an exceptional necessity such as special seating, a required companion, or other accommodation, contact our registration coordinator now by email at conference@rganm.org.

Conference Materials and Scholarships

Note that handouts for each presentation will NOT be available at the conference. Please click the blue button above to download the speakers’ notes and materials that are available.

Hotel Accommodations and Transportation

Guest room reservations can be made by calling Isleta Resort and Casino’s hotel reservations at 877-747-5382 or 505-848-1999. Use the group code RGA0818 or mention the conference name to receive the discounted rate of $89/night for double occupancy (plus taxes and resort fee). A charge of $10 will be added for each guest over double occupancy with a maximum of four guests per room. Rates cannot be changed at check-in or check-out for those who do not use the discount code when making the reservation. Reservations must be made by July 20, 2018, guaranteed by credit card. No-shows or early departures will be charged one night’s room fee plus tax. Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance to avoid charges. Check in is at 3pm; checkout by 11am.

Isleta Resort and Casino is located south of Albuquerque; exit 215. Attendees from the metro area can ride the RailRunner train and exit at the Isleta Pueblo stop. Shuttle vans will be available for transportation to the casino’s convention center.

2018 Problem Gambling Conference Presentations

Thank you for joining us during the 2018 Problem Gambling Conference at Isleta Casino. Speakers that have provided their presentations for attendees, can be viewed and downloaded below. Please visit this page often for updates.

As a reminder, the temperature in the conference room can be quite cool. Please bring a sweater or the small RGANM blanket that was provided to last year’s attendees.

 

The 2018 Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico’s 22nd annual problem gambling conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 9-10, 2018 from 8:00am to 4:30pm each day. The event will be at Isleta Resort and Casino in Albuquerque.

This year’s conference title is “Empowering Treatment with New Research Findings”. Registration is expected to open in early May and will close on July 6th or when the capacity of 500 people has been reached. If you did not attend in 2017 or you have a new email, you will be prompted to create a new account; otherwise, the same registration process will be in place for 2018.

The conference will provide 14 CEU credits for counselors and social workers’ ongoing education, of which 6 are ethics credits. The fee for the conference has always been kept very low, and has remained the same for the past few years so that many behavioral health professionals and the general public can attend. The $75 registration fee covers all the sessions and materials, as well as continental breakfast and lunch both days. A discounted $65 “early bird” fee is available through June 1st. Past conference attendees will receive an email when registration opens as a reminder.

Read the full 2018 information here.

The 2017 Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico’s annual problem gambling conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 3-4, 2017 from 8:00am to 4:30pm each day. The event will be at Isleta Resort and Casino in Albuquerque.

This year’s conference title is “Therapies that Enhance Wellness and Recovery”. Please read all the information below before registering. If you attended in 2016 AND have the SAME email address, you should be able to log in to your account, select the 2017 conference, and pay via PayPal. If you did not attend in 2016 OR you have a NEW email, you will need to create a new account.

The conference will again provide CEU credits for counselors and social workers’ ongoing education. The fee for the conference has always been kept very low, and has remained the same for the past few years so that many behavioral health professionals and the general public can attend. The $75 registration fee covers all the sessions and materials, as well as continental breakfast and lunch both days. A reduced $65 “early bird” fee is available through June 4th.

Twenty-five scholarships are available for students currently enrolled in counselling-related college-level classes. The scholarships will cover the conference registration fee. Online applications must be received by June 16, 2017.

Past conference attendees will receive an email when registration opens as a reminder.

Speakers who will be presenting include Dr. Robert Weisz, PhD; Jim Thomas, LMFT; Sylvia Stenitzer, MA and LPCC; and Dr. David Ledgerwood, PhD. Twelve total CEUs will be available for licensed treatment providers, of which 6 are ethics credits.

Registration is $75; registration will close on July 7th or when the capacity of 500 is reached. The fee includes all sessions, access to the online materials, and the continental breakfast and buffet lunch both days. The lunches are buffet style, so you do not need to specify a vegetarian meal. All registrations are final and non-refundable. Substitute attendees are not allowed in advance or at the door.

Registration

You may register an Individual, paid through a credit card on Paypal, or a Group, either paid through a credit card on Paypal, or through a Purchase Order. Note that a unique email is required for each attendee, as well as their licensure information if CEUs are needed; registrations with incomplete information will not process the payment and will not be completed. You will need to log back in to your account, complete any missing informatiobn, then your payment will process. If you have questions, contact our coordinator at conference@rganm.org.

Registration Check-In and Exceptional Necessity

Check-in will be available on Wednesday evening, Aug. 2nd from 5-7pm in the Isleta Resort convention center. Check-in will also be available from 7am to 8:45am on Thursday, Aug. 3rd.

Isleta Resort and Casino has ample handicapped parking as well as valet service. If you have an exceptional necessity such as special seating, a required companion, or other accommodation, contact our registration coordinator now at conference@rganm.org.

Conference Materials and Scholarships

Note that handouts for each presentation will NOT be available at the conference. Shortly before the conference, revisit this site and download the speakers’ notes and materials that will be posted here. Scholarships are available for up to 25 students studying social science or business in a New Mexico university, community college or continuing education program. For details or to apply, see the scholarship application.

Hotel Accommodations and Transportation

Guest room reservations can be made by calling Isleta Resort and Casino’s hotel reservations at 877-747-5382 or 505-848-1999. Use the group code RGA0817 to receive the discounted rate of $91/night for double occupancy (plus taxes and resort fee). Rates cannot be changed at check-in for those who do not use the discount code in making the reservation. Reservations must be made by July 10, 2017, guaranteed by valid credit card. No-shows or early departures will be charged one night’s room fee plus tax. Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance. Check in is at 3pm; checkout by 11am.

Isleta Resort and Casino is located south of Albuquerque; exit 215. Attendees from the metro area can ride the Railrunner train and exit at the Isleta Pueblo stop. Shuttle vans will be available for transportation to the casino’s convention center.

To receive your CEU credits after the Problem Gambling Conference, you must complete the post-conference survey. An Instruction Sheet will be given to conference attendees with details about the online survey at SurveyMonkey.com. If you have questions regarding CEUs, call 505-242-6988 ext. 112.

Register for 2017 Conference

The 2017 Problem Gambling Conference will be held August 3-4, 2017 at Isleta Resort and Casino. For complete information on the conference, click here. Please read all the information before registering. If you attended in 2016 AND have the SAME email address, you should be able to log in to your account, select the 2017 conference, and pay via PayPal. If you did not attend in 2016 OR you have a NEW email, you will need to create a new account. Thank you for your interest in the 21st annual Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico conference on addiction treatment and problem gambling.

To receive your CEU credits for the Problem Gambling Conference, you must complete the post-conference survey. Please read the Instruction Sheet before completing the survey online at SurveyMonkey.com. If you have questions regarding CEUs, call 505-242-6988 ext. 112.

Conference Information

The 2016 Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico’s annual problem gambling conference will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 4-5, 2016 from 8:00am to 4:30pm each day. The event will be at Isleta Resort and Casino in Albuquerque.

This year’s conference title is “The Self-Compassionate Therapist: Building Our Resilience While Empowering Recovery”. Registration will close when the capacity of 500 people has been reached. Download the agenda here.

Speakers who will be presenting include Daniel Ellenberg, PhD; – Chris Anderson, LMFT; Stephen “Dr. Bird” Birchak Ed.D.; and Dr. Rory Reid PhD. Twelve total CEUs will be available for licensed treatment providers, of which 6 are ethics credits.

Registration is $75; registration will close on July 18th or when the capacity of 500 is reached. The fee includes all sessions, access to the online materials, and the continental breakfast and buffet lunch both days. The lunches are buffet style, so you do not need to specify a vegetarian meal. All registrations are final and non-refundable. Substitute attendees are not allowed in advance or at the door. If any seats remain, walk-up registrations will be accepted on Wednesday, Aug. 3rd from 5-7pm or Thursday, Aug. 4th from 7-8am, but must be paid by credit or debit card.

Registration

You may register an Individual, paid through a credit card on Paypal, or a Group, either paid through a credit card on Paypal, or through a Purchase Order. Note that a unique email is required for each attendee, as well as their licensure information if CEUs are needed; registrations with incomplete information will not process the payment and will not be completed. You will need to log back in to your account, complete any missing informatiobn, then your payment will process. If you have questions, contact our coordinator at (505) 771-5640 or email conference@rganm.org.

Registration Check-In and Exceptional Necessity

Check-in will be available on Wednesday evening, Aug. 3rd from 5-7pm in the Isleta Resort convention center. Check-in will also be available from 7am to 8:45am on Thursday, Aug. 4th.

Isleta Resort and Casino has ample handicapped parking as well as valet service. If you have an exceptional necessity such as special seating, a required companion, or other accommodation, contact our registration coordinator now at (505) 771-5640 or email conference@rganm.org.

Conference Materials and Scholarships

Note that handouts for each presentation will NOT be available at the conference. Shortly before the conference, revisit this site and download the speakers’ notes and materials that will be posted here. Scholarships are available for up to 20 students studying social science or business in a New Mexico university, community college or continuing education program. For details or to apply, see the scholarship application.

Hotel Accommodations and Transportation

Guest room reservations can be made by calling Isleta Resort and Casino’s hotel reservations at 877-747-5382 or 505-848-1999. Use the group code RGA0816 to receive the discounted rate of $89/night for double occupancy (plus taxes and resort fee). Rates cannot be changed at check-in for those who do not use the discount code in making the reservation. Reservations must be made by July 12, 2016, guaranteed by credit card. No-shows or early departures will be charged one night’s room fee plus tax. Cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance. Check in is at 3pm; checkout by 11am.

Isleta Resort and Casino is located south of Albuquerque; exit 215. Attendees from the metro area can ride the Railrunner train and exit at the Isleta Pueblo stop. Shuttle vans will be available for transportation to the casino’s convention center.

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