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2023 Gambling Symposium


Bridging Knowledge

Expansion & Emerging Trends: Discussing the Impact

Join us as we raise awareness of problem gambling within our community as well as discuss legal sports betting! The symposium will be held at Cuyahoga Community Colleges Corporate College in person on Friday, June 16.

If you are new to the issue of problem gambling, or a seasoned professional, there will be opportunities at the symposium for you. A total of 5 continuing education hours will be available.

Recovery Resources is an approved provider of continuing education through the Ohio Counselor, Social Work, and Marriage Family Therapist Board for social workers (RSX069001) and counselors (RCX029002), the Ohio Chemical Dependency Board (50-17857) and the National Council on Problem Gambling (06/653).


This lecture-style conference will focus on bridging our knowledge and understanding of problem gambling as it relates to other behavioral health topics. This one-day conference will allow attendees to discuss the impact led by experts in the field. Don't hesitate to register! Admission is set to $20 per person. 

Friday, June 16, 2023




8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


2nd Floor

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM


Nabil Pervaiz MS, OCPS; Seona Goerndt MBA; Stacey Frohnapfel-Hasson, MPA, OCPC

Rm. 206

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

The State of Sports Betting in Ohio

Cory Brown, MPA, OCPC, ICPS

Rm. 206

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Networking Break

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

Expanding Access to Problem Gambling Screening and Treatment in a Community Behavioral Health Clinic 


Rm. 206

Preparing your Agency to Address Problem Gambling

Claire Spada OPCC, ICPS

Rm. 204

Gamblers Anonymous: Demonstrating the Blue Print and Principles of the Program to Assist in Recovery

Ed G

Rm. 205

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Networking Break

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM


Rm. 206

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM

Cuyahoga County Pleas Court Problem Gambling Addiction Program: Panel Discussion

Scott Anderson, LCDC II; Karen Russo; Rhys Tucker

Rm. 206

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Networking Break

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

How to Help: Matching Treatment to Needs and Readiness Levels

Maggie Hyland, LPCC, ICGC-1

Rm. 206

Prevention Efforts within Schools

Emily Winfield, OCPSA; Lauren Munk, LSW, OCPC

Rm. 204

Warm Transfer: Providing support for When and Where

Michael A. Buzzeli, MA, MPH, OCPS; Ken Buzzelli, LISW-S, LICDC-CS-GAMB

Rm. 205

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM


Nora Larson, M.Ed, RA, CHES

Rm. 206

For more information on the event

Contact Nora Larson
Gambling Prevention Specialist


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