A New Direction for EFT: Expanding the Self with Individually Focused Interventions

Note: Due to a medical emergency, our planned speaker, Sue Johnson, will be rescheduled at a later date. Instead, the April 16th seminar will begin a four-part series on “Ethics and Gambling”. It will be led by Daniel Blackwood, LPCC. Participants will have a refresher on ethics then the opportunity to study some gambling cases. Please click the link below to register. Those who already registered for Sue Johsson’s session DO NOT need to re-register.

 

The upcoming April webinar from the Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico will be Friday, April 16, 2021 from 11am-12:30pm MDT. New Mexico treatment providers can insight from the creator of Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). A New Direction for EFT: Expanding the Self with Individually Focused Interventions (EFIT) will focus on a general introduction to EFT as an experiential attachment-based model of therapy for individuals, couples and families. You’ll learn the core principals of change in EFIT; the “5-Move EFT Tango”; micro-interventions; a short therapy excerpt; and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Our presenter will be Susan Johnson, Ph.D., an author, researcher, master clinician, and creator of Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). Learn more about her at https://iceeft.com/.

 

Attendees will earn 1.5 gambling-specific CEUs. Attendance is free but registration is required and space is limited.

 

Click here to register.

EFT is an important tool in the therapist’s toolbox to work with couples, families, and individuals. This is especially true for the problem gambler who has disconnected from feeling and is often estranged from their partner and family. As recovery occurs, they need support to self-regulate and process emotion, to repair significant relationships, and to re-attach safely.

The Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico is pleased to offer the sixth webinar in our series on problem gambling. The March 19, 2021 session will focus on Beyond the Loot: The Bigger Story of Gaming and Gambling, Trauma, and the Pandemic. This interactive webinar will look at the relationship between community, gaming ecosystems, gambling, trauma, and addiction.

This webinar will be Friday, March 19, 2021 from 11am-12:30pm MST. Speakers will be Cam Adair and Daniel Blackwood.

Click here to register.

Attendees will earn 1.5 gambling-specific CEUs. Attendance is free but registration is required. Space is limited.

Daniel Blackwood, LPCC, ICGCII-BACC, CSAT, RTM, will lead a discussion on the impact of gaming with Cam Adair.

Cam is a pioneer in the world of gaming addiction, based on his personal experience and subsequent commitment to the field. Cam’s experience and background includes:

  • Addicted to video games for 10 years
  • Gamed as an escape from intense bullying, anxiety, and depression
  • Dropped out of high school, pretended to have jobs, wrote a suicide note
  • Founded GameQuitters.com to help others, it now serves 75,000 members each month in 95 countries
  • Named one of Canada’s Leaders in Mental Health by CAMH
  • Published in Psychiatry Research with Dr. Daniel King

Cam Adair spoke at the 2019 RGANM seminar, where he received rave reviews. At the time he presented on, among other information, understanding the key importance of Loot Boxes when working with clients with gaming issues. Now Cam is coming back to share about the bigger story and, together with Daniel, they will look at how this relates to trauma and the pandemic.

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Learn about the many resources available at no charge through the Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico.

The National Council on Problem Gambling offers a screening tool, helpful toolkits, and sample social media posts here.

The Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico is pleased to offer the fifth webinar in our series on problem gambling. The February 19, 2021 session will focus on Mindfulness-Based Emotional Processing:(MBEP). This is a useful method for helping clients who struggle with gambling disorder learn to regulate and process emotions.

The event will be Friday, February 19, 2021 from 11am-12:30 pm MST.

Click here to register.

Attendees will earn 1.5 gambling-specific CEUs. Attendance is free but registration is required. Space is limited.
The presenter will be Daniel Blackwood, LPCC, ICGSCII-BACC, and RTM Certified. He will will share this useful method of working with clients while diving deeper into the work with gambling disorder; balancing left-brain approaches with the right brain, a bottom up, more e-bodied and integrated approach, utilizing Mindfulness-Based Emotional Processing (MBEP).
MBEP, developed by Robert Weisz ,PhD, is a mindful, body-centered approach to activating intrinsic emotional processing in the brain. The processing is activated and maintained by the client’s and the therapist’s mindful, felt sense attention, upon the client’s somatic experience. The client’s emotional processing is enabled, focused, and supported through the attuned relational connection between the therapist and the client.

MBEP is a practical, useful method for initiating and promoting essential emotional regulation and processing. It can easily be incorporated into any therapeutic modality.

The Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico is pleased to offer the next installment in our webinar training for treatment providers. The January 15, 2021 session will focus on Reconsolidation of Traumatic Memories (RTM) with an introduction to how it works and application to individuals struggling with gambling disorders.

The event will be Friday, January 15, 2021 from 11am-12:30 pm MST.

Click here   to register.

Attendees will earn 1.5 gambling-specific CEUs. Attendance is free but registration is required. Seats are limited.
The presenter will be Daniel Blackwood, LPCC, ICGSCII-BACC, and RTM Certified.

Free, confidential help is available during Covid-19

If you are struggling with a gambling problem, or if you’re the partner or loved one of someone affected by compulsive gambling, free help is available. Even during times such as the pandemic, the Responsible Gaming Association of New Mexico is offering support through education and free treatment.

Whether you live in a town or a rural area, “virtual” sessions provide confidential access to treatment services by trained professionals.

Via the internet, mental health treatment for gambling problems is now available so that everyone can access high quality assistance without having to drive long distances.

All you need is an internet connection, a private place in your home or at work, and a smart phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer that has a working microphone and speakers.

To learn more about this virtual service and treatment for problem gambling, call the Responsible Gaming Association helpline. Calls are answered 24/7. You can also visit www.RGANM.org to learn more.

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