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Workshop Description

Harm reduction refers to strategies aimed at reducing negative consequences of gambling behaviors that occurs on a continuum from responsible gambling to voluntary self-exclusion. Both strategies have positive outcomes in removing or reducing negative consequences of gambling. While promising, clinicians may not understand the differences between self-exclusion as a clinical intervention or as operator program, or how to use these strategies within clinical practice.

Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC, will highlight harm reduction and self-exclusion programs as clinical intervention strategies, and provide clinical case examples with step by step overviews for using self-exclusion with other evidence-based strategies.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Define harm reduction
  • Describe research on self-exclusion published to date
  • Identify self-exclusion processes across brick and mortar and online gambling websites
  • Describe how to use self-exclusion in a clinical setting


  • Review of Harm Reduction to Self-Exclusion on the continuum
  • Review the 3 audiences of Operator, Individual, and Treatment Provider as it relates to self-exclusion
  • Understand the research on self-exclusion and its limitations
  • Applying self-exclusion as a clinical strategy to clinical cases; discussing the research-informed intervention used

This workshop is 1.0 hours in length. It is FREE to attend.

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