The Office of Problem Gambling (OPG) in partnership with UCLA
Gambling Studies Program (UGSP) is currently recruiting licensed
therapists to participate in the California Problem Gambling
Treatment Service Program (CPGTSP).
To become an authorized provider in the CPGTSP, therapists must
attend state-funded training focusing on the treatment of
problem and pathological gamblers. Training consists of four
eight-hour training days, and will provide the opportunity to
obtain up to 30 continuing education units (CEUs) for MFTs and
Components of the CPGTSP:
- Training Phase I and II
- Problem Gambling
Therapists who meet the criteria below must submit the
Provider/Supervisor Enrollment Application to UGSP for
admittance into the training. Due to limited space, admittance
into the trainings will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Possess a licensed clinical degree, current and in good
standing: Doctor of Medicine MD; Doctor of Psychology PsyD;
Doctor of Psychology PhD; Doctor of Osteopathy DO; Marriage and
Family Therapist MFT; or Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW.
- No violations or pending actions as a result of a formal
complaint to the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Board
of Psychology, and Medical Board of California
- Current malpractice insurance
- Have a HIPPA compliant personal computer with Internet
CPGTSP participants will not be charged a registration fee for
training. Participants will be responsible for all travel and
accommodation expenses. Therapists who are in the process of
acquiring one of the listed licenses may submit an application
Applications will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and
therapists may be admitted into training prior to licensure,
however, to seek reimbursement for services as an authorized
provider, therapists must have a license.
After completion of training, a therapist who meets criteria to
become an authorized provider will be eligible to receive
fee-for-service reimbursement from the state.
For more information call (916)327-8611 or email