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					REGISTRATION
$60 Members of credentialing organizations or sponsoring State Councils on Problem/Compulsive Gambling. $90 Non-Members. Register online at www.kycpg.org *Visa & Mastercard accepted. Daily fee: $25 Members, $35 Non-members • Registration fee includes all breaks; luncheon; conference handouts; and CEU application • Parking is complimentary • $25 late fee added on registrations received after September 5th, 2008 or on-site • Registrations with payment should be sent to: KYCPG P.O. Box 4595, Frank fort, KY 40604-4595. Fax- (502)227-8082 Applications for 13.5 hours CEUs filed with professional certification boards. ICPG/KYCPG Fall Conference is an approved NAADAC provider.

MidCentral Alliance on Problem Gambling
2008 Fall Conference Drawbridge Inn, Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky

September 17-19

Accommodations are available at the Drawbridge Inn at the rate of $75 Single/Double/Triple/Quad. Please make reservations online at www.drawbridgeinn.com. Group code is PGMB. The cut-off date is August 7, 2008. Please call 1-800354-9793

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For more information, please contact: KYCPG - Executive Director Michael R. Stone 502.223.1823, kmstone@mis.net or ICPG - Executive Director Jerry Long 1.866.699.4274 , JLLongIndy@aol.com

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Please check appropriate boxes Member Registration $60 Non-member registration $90 One day registration - Member $25 One day registration - Non-member $35 Optional Thursday night St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds Game Price? Additional information and registration forms may be found at www.indianaproblemgambling.org or www.kycpg.org

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PROGRAM AGENDA
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
9:00 am 11:00 am 1:00 pm Joint Meeting, MidCentral Alliance Participating Council Boards of Directors Registration Opening Session Welcome Remarks Presidents of MidCentral Alliance Participating Council Keynote Address: Effectiveness of Brief Interventions for Problem Gamblers Timothy W. Fong, M.D., Addiction Psychiatry Fellow UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute Break, Exhibits Workshop A: Treatment Techniques Rob Hunter, Ph.D., Founder, Nevada Psychological Associates and Problem Gambling Center of Las Vegas Workshop B: Recovery Panel – Testimonies of Recovering Gamblers Moderator: Scott Walker, CCGC, Mountain Comprehensive Care Prestonsburg, KY. 7:30 pm Open Gamblers Anonymous Meeting

12:00 pm

Luncheon Address: Overview of Pathological Gambling Rob Hunter, Ph.D., Founder, Nevada Psychological Associates and Problem Gambling Center of Las Vegas Workshop A: Harrah’s Entertainment Responsible Gaming Training – Roles and Responsibilities for Customer Contact Employees Carl Braunlich, D.B.A., Associate Professor, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas James Whelan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Training, University of Memphis Workshop B: Impact of Problem Gambling on Family Life Rob Hunter, Ph.D., Founder, Nevada Psychological Associates and Problem Gambling Center of Las Vegas

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of the MidCentral Alliance on Problem Gambling Fall Conference on Problem Gambling and Other Counseling Issues is to provide an affordable learning opportunity for counselors and others seeking more knowledge about the addictive disorder of pathological and problem gambling. The program assembles nationally recognized experts and regional practitioners to address the theme: Completing the Cycle – Awareness/Prevention, Identification/Screening, Interventions/Treatment, After Care/Recovery. Up to 13.5 hours of CEUs will be available from various certifying bodies, including the American Compulsive Gambling Counselor Certification Board, the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board and NAADAC.

THE GOAL

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Break, Exhibits Workshop A: Treating the Dually Diagnosed Gambler Henry Lesieur, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I. Workshop B: Understanding the Roles of Impulsivity and Executive Function in Pathological Gamblers David Ledgerwood, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Substanc Abuse Research Division, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State School of Medicine

will be held at the remodeled Drawbridge Inn, I-75/71 and Buttermilk Pike, Ft. Mitchell, Ky., located about five miles and a free shuttle bus from the Greater Cincinnati Airport. Parking is free. The $75 single/double/triple/quad rate is available both before and after the Conference to allow attendees to take advantage of the amenities available in the Greater Cincinnati area, such as the Newport Aquarium, the Cincinnati museums, Kings Island and Ohio Riverfront attractions. Attendees may choose to attend a Cincinnati Reds-St. Louis Cardinals baseball game on Thursday, Sept. 18, an optional event available with registration ($30, including ticket and transportation).

THE CONFERENCE

Thursday, September 18, 2008
7:30 am 8:45 am Continental Breakfast, Registration Plenary Session Keynote Address: A Policy of Reporting Concerns – Responsible Gaming Training at Harrah’s Entertainment Casinos Carl Braunlich, D.B.A., Associate Professor, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas James Whelan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Training, University of Memphis Break, Exhibits Workshop A: Harrah’s Entertainment Responsible Gaming Training – General Employee Orientation Carl Braunlich, D.B.A., Associate Professor, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, University of Nevada, Las Vegas James Whelan, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Training, University of Memphis Workshop B: Where Should Gambling Belong in the DSM-V Timothy W. Fong, M.D., Addiction Psychiatry Fellow, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute

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St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds (optional event, separate ticket required)

Friday, September 19, 2008
7:30 am 8:30 am Continental Breakfast, Registration Workshop A: Pathological Gambling and Crime – A Treatment Presentation Henry Lesieur, Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I. Workshop B: Inclusiveness in Treatment of Problem Gambling Alex Roseborough, Executive Director, Illinois Council on Problem Gambling. Ken Wilson, CCGC, Chicago, Illinois. 10:00 am 10:15 am Break, Exhibits Closing Session Keynote Address: What Should We Treat? Dual Diagnosis in Pathological Gambling David Ledgerwood, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Substance Abuse Research Division, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, Wayne State School of Medicin. Wrap-up and Evaluation

10:15 am 10:30 am

at the Fall Conference will provide insight on the latest trends and research on problem and pathological gambling. In addition to practicing counselors, the Planning Committee envisioned the program as appropriate for a wide variety of professionals who will benefit from more knowledge about problem and pathological gambling, including social workers, marriage and family therapists, clergy, human resource and employee assistance professionals, and government officials. A special presentation on Harrah’s responsible gaming program not only will update all attendees on this state-of-the-art industry program, but also be of particular interest to gaming industry personnel. A one-day registration fee is available. Registration and more information is available online at www.kycpg.org.

PRESENTATIONS

Indiana Division of Mental Health & Addictions, Kentucky Division of Mental Health & Substance Abuse, Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling, Indiana Council on Problem Gambling, Illinois Council on Problem Gambling, Michigan Association on Problem Gambling, Ohio Council on Problem Gambling, West Virginia Council on Problem Gambling and Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling.

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