APTPG - Professionals Assembled to Address Clinical
Issues and Treatment Solutions for Compulsive Gambling Problems
Dear APTPG Friends and
We have exciting news to share! Our next meeting,
Saturday, March 11, 2023, will be held at the NJ Law Center. Please view our flyer for important details, and the schedule for the in-person/hybrid meeting.
To allow for planning and breakfast preparation, we must
know how many to expect at the in-person meeting. Please RSVP by February 22, 2023 as per directions on the flyer, indicating if you will attend in person or on Zoom. We are looking forward to a very special Problem Gambling Awareness Month meeting!
Our Next Meeting will be March 11, 2023
For an informational flyer on
APTPG, click here
Presentor: Jackie Stanmyre, MSW, LCSW, LCADC, Rutgers University CGS
(2 CADC/LCADC/ICGC renewal credit hours -
Please contact Ken Litwak at Ken.email@example.com or (609) 328-0890 if you are interested in
attending but did not receive the Zoom link.
BEST WISHES TO BILL KANE UPON HIS RETIREMENT
AND MANY THANKS FOR HIS ASSISTANCE TO PERSONS IN RECOVERY!
The A.P.T.P.G. meeting on September 12, 2020, 9AM-12 PM was
Topic: "Tobacco: Historic Trends and Treatment Issues"
Presentor: Dana Lugassy, LCSW. LCADC, CTTS
(2 CADC/LCADC renewal credit hours
At 11:30 EDT, we held a special awards presentation.Our first
award was to Honorable Judge Cheryl Moss, the first judge to preside over Nevada's first Gambling Treatment Diversion Court. We honored her with an award in cooperation with CCGNJ (Council on
Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey) and NJLAP (New Jersey Lawyers Assistance Program). The 2019 Tony Milillo award recipient, Dana Lugassy,
LCSW, LCADC, CTTS, and the 2020 Tony Milillo award recipient, Fran Gizzi LCSW, C-CATODSW, ICGC-2, also were recognized.
Please be advised due to the virus health alert we are cancelling the March 14th event. Thank you to
everyone for your support and patience. Our next meeting is scheduled for May 9.
Our next A.P.T.P.G. meeting is March 14, 2020,
9AM-12 PM at the New Jersey Law Center.
Topic: "Nevada's First Gambling Treatment Court: A One Year Retrospective"
Presentor: Judge Cheryl Moss, Department I, Eighth Judicial District Court
(2 CADC/LCADC renewal credit hours
Judge Cheryl Moss has served on the bench for over 19 years. In 2001, Judge Moss was the first judge to implement problem gambling
assessments in domestic relations cases. In November 2018, Judge Moss became the first judge to preside over Nevada’s first Gambling Treatment Diversion Court (GTDC). In addition to her
judicial duties, Judge Moss has volunteered her time to serve as a member of the Subcommittee on Legal Issues, created by the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling. Judge Moss graduated
from the George Washington University, Washington DC, then attended the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC where she graduated in the top 25% of her
Judge Moss was admitted to the Nevada Bar in 1997, the District of Columbia Bar in 1995, and the Maryland Bar in 1994. Prior to
taking the bench, she was in solo private practice. Judge Moss is a member of the Nevada District Judges Association, the International Masters of Gaming Law, the Clark County Bar Association,
and previously served on the Board of Trustees of the Clark County Law Library. Judge Moss is the daughter of the late Dr. Rena M. Nora, Chief of Psychiatry, Las Vegas VAMC and pioneer in the
treatment of problem gamblers.
January 20, 2018 APTPG meeting
NOW AVAILABLE - "GAMBLING IN THE MILITARY" - Be sure to read
the article by Al Gesregan on a hidden issue that is now starting to receive attention.
Please see our Resources and Information Page
Please read our Five (5) part series on the topic of: "Unresolved Gambling
Treatment Issues". Part 1 addresses the Crisis Stage of a gambling disorder. Part 2 deals with the role money plays in the life of an addicted gambler. Part 3 discusses social and psychological losses that accompany abstinence, and Part 4 addresses grief associated with
cessation of gambling. The final part discusses the "magical thinking" of the compulsive gambler.
Available on APTPG's Resources and Information Page - Click Here!
*** In Memoriam
1953 - 2018
1938 - 2018
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of two of our long time members. They will be lovingly remembered by all those who came
in contact with them.