Technology & Gambling Treatment: Innovation Works!

Thursday, March 23, 2023 1:00 – 2:30 PM CST
90-Minute Webinar
No fee to attend

This workshop will review HIPAA compliant ways to integrate technology with your clients to aid in harm reduction or abstinence-based recovery for problem gambling. We will review the generational characteristics (Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, & Gen Z) and how they impact clinical services. Learn about various software and technology solutions that you can incorporate into your clinical practice with individuals with gambling and other addictive disorders.

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
1. Articulate the different generational characteristics and how they impact clinical services through the use of technology
2. Identify ways to incorporate technology in the treatment of problem gamblers using apps and podcasts for problematic and disordered gambling recovery.
3. Understand why online meetings for disordered gambling are gaining popularity.

Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC, PC is a highly regarded gambling addiction expert working extensively across the globe with individuals, organizations, and associations. She is the CEO of The Better Institute, a group practice located in Pittsburgh. She is the co-author of The Gambling Disorder Treatment Handbook: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals and 2 chapters in the Social Work Desk Reference v 4 on Gambling and Gaming Disorders, published in 2021. She serves as a board member for the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB). Jody holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work and has certifications as a Board-Approved Clinical Consultant (BACC) and Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor Level II (ICGC-II) with the IGCCB. When Jody isn’t working, you can find her providing pet therapy with her dog, Hanna, and supporting her husband’s business, Pittsburgh Guitars. Please email or visit to contact Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, PC.