Professional Development Centre
The Foundation's Professional Development Centre supports the training and professional development of clinicians who provide problem gambling treatment services in Victoria.
We support Gambler's Help services staff and other health professionals who work with people with gambling problems by providing ongoing training, activities and development opportunities.
We aim to create an effective dialogue between research and clinical practice by developing treatments that are informed by research findings, and undertaking innovative research that is informed by treatment practice.
Our professional development activities are designed for Gambler’s Help services staff, however we welcome other professionals likely to be involved with gambling clients to participate in our programs and activities.
Training and development activities
We offer a number of training and development opportunities throughout the year across a range of topic areas in a range of formats, including webinars, seminars, courses and lunch time learnings.
Attendance for all Foundation training and events is free for Gambler's Help services and related sectors.
Continuing professional development (CPD) points are calculated as follows:
- Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW): 1 point per hour.
- Australian Psychological Society (APS): the responsibility is on the individual psychologist to determine whether the CPD is suitable and relevant to their learning plan, and their ability to justify this decision if audited. Visit the PsyBA website for more information.
- Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA): 2 points per hour (for Category A events), 1 point per hour (for Category B events). Visit the PACFA website for category guidelines.
- Financial and Consumer Rights Council (FCRC): points will be identified on each scheduled event.
We welcome your ideas and feedback. To find out more about the Professional Development Centre, or to suggest topics you would like to see covered in our training programs and activities, please contact:
Professional Development Centre Coordinator
Phone: (03) 9452 2668