The 3rd Annual Conference on Problem Gambling In Colorado: Precursors to Change
Sponsored and Hosted By: Problem Gambling Treatment and Research Center (PGTRC) Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver
Friday, October 10, 2008, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
University of Denver, Craig Hall Community Room
2148 S. High St.
There is no fee for registration, materials, morning refreshments or lunch. Registrations will be accepted on a first come-first served basis until filled so plan to send your registration early to guarantee your place.
DUE TO LIMITED SPACE, YOU MUST REGISTER BY October 3rd TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE.
The keynote speaker, Fred J. Hanna, Ph.D., will focus on the difficulties of engaging resistant clients in the change process. His keynote, Resistive Clients and the Precursors Model of Change will target the difficulties many gambling clients have in initiating and maintaining their positive change.
Dr. Hanna is the Director of the School of Applied Psychology and Counselor Education at the University of Northern Colorado. He also serves as a Faculty Associate in the Department of Counseling and Human Services at Johns Hopkins University, where he was a Professor for 11 years. He conducts seminars and workshops across the United States on the topic of conditions that engage people in the process of positive change.
His research focuses on discovering the active ingredients of psychotherapeutic growth. As a result of this research, Dr. Hanna has developed and published a wide variety of innovative clinical techniques aimed at positive change applicable to such diverse contexts as oppression, criminality, addictions, spirituality, and his specialty population: difficult adolescents.
Also a seasoned world traveler, Fred spent nearly two years studying many remote and varied cultures and their philosophies, mostly in Asia. He is the author of the book, Therapy with Difficult Clients: Using the Precursors Model to Awaken Change, published by the American Psychological Association. Fred is currently writing a book on counseling difficult adolescents.