The BIG Hospital SBIRT Initiative

A Learning Collaborative to Expand SBIRT into Hospitals and Other Medical Settings

Gambling Screening: How to Make It Fun!

Free webinar produced in partnership with The BIG InitiativeNational SBIRT ATTC, and NORC


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This free webinar will introduce participants to gaming, at-risk and problematic gambling activities, as well as disordered gambling. Join this webinar to learn more about the types of gambling, use of technology, and when screens can produce false conclusions. The presenter will discuss when the SBIRT model for gambling (GBIRT) does not work as intended and how a different approach yields more accurate at-risk results. Learn how to have FUN when screening for at-risk gambling behaviors with your clients/patients.
Learning Objectives:
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
  • gain knowledge about the continuum of gaming, at-risk to disorder gambling;
  • identify ways people participate in gaming and gambling activities;
  • learn how technology continues to increase access to forms of gaming and gambling; and
  • learn when to use an indirect approach to screen for at-risk gambling behaviors.

Jody Bechtold, LCSW, NCGC-II

Gambling Expert

Ms. Bechtold is a respected and established professional who passionately serves as an “Accountability Partner” to her coaching, counseling, and consulting clients. She brings a wealth of experience as a trained professional coach, certified MBTI administrator, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor and a former graduate faculty member of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work. Jody is a recognized expert on Gambling & Substance Addiction. She has been interviewed by WPXI TV, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and others and has prepared and delivered dozens of key-note addresses and workshops on topics including Gambling, Problem Gambling and Gambling and Older Adults. Jody also developed, recorded, and published web and journal based white papers, podcasts and other training courses. In March 2011, she received the “Person of the Year” award from the PA Council on Compulsive Gambling for her work in prevention, education, and training, and clinical practice in the field of gambling addiction. Jody holds a Master Degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration, and is a graduate of the Professional Coaching Certification Program at Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Pennsylvania and a Level II Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor (NCGC-II) and a Board Approved Clinical Consultant (BACC) with the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB). She also earned her Associate Certified Coach (ACC) in 2012 through the International Coaches Federation.


Tracy McPherson, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, NORC at the University of Chicago