consultation and supervision
Gambling Counseling Supervision & Consultation Services for Counselors and Therapists
Gambling Counselor Certification Supervision Services with…
Colleen Koncilja LCSW, CADC, ICGC-II, BACC
Board Approved Clinical Consultant, Practice Director & Therapist
If you’ve ever thought about obtaining specialized training, supervision, and/or consultation to expand your clinical knowledge and skills in working with clients who have a gambling disorder and/or their loved ones, I can help.
Perhaps you are interested in developing a specialty or niche in the problem gambling counseling field and are thinking about obtaining your International Certified Gambling Counselor (ICGC-I or ICGC-II) designation to join the network of gambling disorder treatment professionals.
As an International Certified Gambling Counselor II (ICGC-II) and a Board Approved Clinical Consultant (BACC), I provide supervision and consultation services to assist counselors and therapists in developing their knowledge and skill sets to help prepare and support them in working with this specific population. I supervise and provide consultation to counselors and therapists who are working toward meeting the required hours necessary to prepare them to apply and obtain their International Certified Gambling Counselor Certification (ICGC-I or ICGC-II). This certification is coordinated by the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB).
In-Person, Online, and Telephone Consultation
Presently, I provide supervision and consultation services to addiction counseling and addiction treatment centers in Illinois and to counselors and therapists who are working toward their gambling counselor certification. Consultation and supervision services are provided through in-person sessions in the Chicagoland area, online supervision sessions through a HIPPA compliant video call platform, or via telephone conferencing.
Gambling Counseling Consultation Services
Case Consultation services are for therapists who are working with a client who has a gambling disorder or with a family member of a person who struggles with problem gambling.
Are you working with clients who struggle with a gambling disorder? Maybe you are unsure of how to best help them because the strategies you are using don’t seem to be working as well as you both would like.
Or, perhaps you have worked with clients who have a compulsive gambling problem, but you’ve noticed you have low engagement and a high drop out rate. Most likely, you are used to working with people who have substance use disorders, so a process disorder like gambling addiction is new and different. Because compulsive gambling treatment is different, we as therapists need to use unique strategies, skills, and approaches that can help our clients and their families rebuild their lives and begin recovery.
You may find yourself working with a significant other or family member of a person who is facing a gambling problem, and you are uncertain how to help them set the best boundaries, protect themselves financially, and educate them on the progression and cycle of problem and compulsive gambling.
I encourage you to consider expanding your clinical expertise by working toward and obtaining certification in gambling counseling. If you would like support and assistance in working effectively with clients who have compulsively gambled as well as with their loved ones, contact me.
Feel free to reach out and contact me at (630) 864-7267 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss board approved clinical consultation requirements and gambling counselor supervision.