Site Search


Share | |

Posted on March 18, 2015

Roulette wheel in a casino.Problem Gambling Conference
9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 2
Cal U Convocation Center

With support from the Washington County Drug and Alcohol Commission, California University of Pennsylvania presents its second annual conference addressing treatment and prevention of problem gambling.

The daylong educational and community outreach program explores the issue of problem gambling, discusses prevention and treatment strategies, and highlights available resources. 

The conference is designed for service professionals who address addiction, as well as anyone who has a friend or family member who struggles with problem gambling.

Conference speakers

Presenters are:

  • Dr. John D. Massella, assistant professor and a licensed clinician who practices at the Cal U Counseling Center. [LINK to speakers page]
  • Dr. Emily Sweitzer, professor of the Department of Modern Languages, Philosophy and Socio-Cultural Studies.
  • Dr. Susan Ryan, associate professor of the Department of Earth Sciences 
  • Robert Mehalik, Cal U’s alcohol and other drug (AOD) education specialist.  [LINK to speakers page; ADD info there if he provides a bio]
  • Timothy Phillips, director, Westmoreland County Drug and Alcohol Prevention.
  • Rueben Brock, Frederick Douglass Institute Visiting Scholar and assistant professor of the Department of Psychology.
  • Tammy Taylor, prevention supervisor, Washington County Drug and Alcohol Commission.

Register now

Seating is limited. Registration is required by March 27

Register on OrgSync to guarantee a space.

The conference is approved for six (6) Continuing Education Units for LPC, LSW, NCC, PCB, ACT 48 and APA (pending).

Contact us

For more information, e-mail Donna George, AOD coalition coordinator for Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, or call her at 724-938-5515.