NIEAPA February Chapter Meeting - Understanding Suicide Risk Among Compulsive Gamblers

  • Friday, February 17, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Chicago Behavioral Hospital - 555 Wilson Ln, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (Parking free on-site!)


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Understanding Suicide Risk Among Compulsive Gamblers (Pending 2.0 CEU Approval)
Friday, February 17, 2023 • 9:00am - 12:00pm

Please join us for NIEAPA's first In-Person Chapter Meeting of 2023, graciously hosted by

Chicago Behavioral Hospital!

In this seminar, suicide among compulsive gamblers will be explored. Suicide among this demographic is the highest for any other group. There will be a look at the risk and protective factors for suicide. There will be an overview of the prevalence rates and treatment strategies for those people in this population.


  • Identify risk & protective factors for suicide for people with a Gambling Disorder (GD)
  • Summarize the statistics of suicide rates
  • Describe prevention and treatment strategies for dealing with high risk clients.


Michael Goldman, MA, CEAP, LPC, CRADC, PCGC, SAP

Michael Goldman, M.A. has been a trainer and certified addictions counselor (CRADC) for the past 39 years and certified employee assistance program (CEAP) counselor the past 34 years. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), and a certified Problem and Compulsive Gambling Counselor (PCGC). As a trainer, he has developed and implemented over 4,700 hours of wellness programs. This includes stress management, conflict resolution, nutrition/fitness, time management, financial management, chemical dependency awareness, anger management, sexual harassment, smoking cessation, compulsive gambling, bullying in the workplace, mindfulness based stress reduction, suicide, autism and cultural diversity.

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As part of your membership benefit, all Chapter Meetings are free! Members are allowed to share one free pass with a guest. We invite you to share this pass to connect and build relationships with friends and colleagues.

Non-Members - $40
Other EAPA Members - $10 (discount code required)
Students - FREE (discount code required)

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Northern Illinois Chapter Employee Assistance Professionals Association (NIEAPA)

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Phone: +1 (312) 756-7756

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