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Technology, Providers & Gambling Treatment: Innovation Works!2021-03-10T12:55:48-04:00
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Technology, Providers & Gambling Treatment: Innovation Works!

Presented by Livengrin

Learn about software and technology solutions that you can incorporate into your clinical practice for individuals struggling with gambling and other addictive disorders. This workshop will review ramifications of the recent legalization of sports and online betting in PA. We will also review other HIPAA-compliant ways to integrate technology with your practice to aid in harm reduction or abstinence-based recovery.

Featured Speaker:

Jody Bechtold
LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC
betterinstitute.com
(see credentials below)

When:
March 12, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Where:

Zoom Link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89180713606?pwd=OThoUHdwOEt4b0x5VTJmaDBVY1NSUT09

Meeting ID: 891 8071 3606

Passcode: 926848

 

Knowledge Leadership Series

Sign Up Form

Registration is free and open to the public. Please reserve your spot below.

Credentials

M.S.W. School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh, 2002
Concentration: Direct Practice, Specialization: Mental Health

B.A., College of Business Administration; minor: Sociology, University of Pittsburgh, 1991

The Better Institute, CEO & Co-Founder
www.BetterInstitute.com

July 2018 – present

Small business providing coaching, counseling and consulting services for individual clients and organizations across the nation. Counseling services include individuals and groups; primarily addressing addictive disorders and recovery. Emphasis on using mental health apps and online assessments to measure clinical outcomes. Coaching services include individual executive and career coaching, designated Corporate Coach for design firm employees in Pittsburgh, and business owner partnership strategies. Consulting services include multi-national organizations, start-up and early stage technology companies, particularly focused on mental health and client engagement with technology.

PA LCSW Supervision – provide in-person supervision for LSWs working full-time
BACC – provide international case consultation for individuals working towards ICGC-I, ICGC-II and BACC certification

Jody Bechtold, LCSW, LLC, Clinical Social Work
www.JodyBechtold.com

June 2003 – July 2018

Owner and practitioner providing coaching, counseling and consulting services for individual clients and organizations across the nation. Business merged with The Better Institute in July 2018.

Quartet, Director of National Behavioral Health Strategy & Partnerships
www.PittsburghGuitars.com

June 2016 – July 2018

Mission driven, early stage start-up tech company, located in New York City with Series C funding, to prove collaborative care in the physical and mental health space is transforming healthcare access, delivery, and outcomes. Responsible for developing and delivering data-driven strategy and execution plan for all markets across the US for the behavioral health landscape and managing key partnerships across the nation. Utilize claims data and health system data to identify patients/clients of greatest impact, using proprietary algorithms. Strategic initiatives include data-informed market recruitment of BH providers, addressing BH deserts with innovative solutions, partnering with regional and national BH providers to meet need, and developing innovative programs to support BH providers in our network. Work closely with Data Science, Product Marketing, Product, Operations, and Field Sales teams to ensure market presence and optimal implementation of the customer contracts.
Successful in meeting or exceeding quarterly OKRs, weekly targets, and monthly JOC metrics.
Manager of seven (7) direct reports located in 5 regions across the county.

Pittsburgh Guitars, Co-Owner
www.PittsburghGuitars.com

November 2011 – present

“We Sell Guitars!” Provide business accounting and marketing support services to the business and its employees. Coordinate and facilitate community outreach scholarship programming for the retail store.

Wellbridge Health Inc., VP Clinical Affairs
www.WellbridgeHealth.com

June 2013 – May 2016

Co-founder of tech start-up company built from research outcomes at the University of Pittsburgh. Company originated from the intersection of technology, wearable apps, and clinical nurses and social workers to reduce avoidable hospital readmissions of chronic conditions of the poor and vulnerable. Responsible for developing and implementing software, equipment, and human behavior protocols for Medicaid and Dual Eligible Members of MCOs for chronic conditions of heart failure, Type 2 Diabetes, and COPD with co-occurring depression. Complete oversight and responsibility for design, implementation and operations of clinical division, with dotted line implementation of software apps, equipment, and outcomes reporting. Business operations included protocols and procedures to influence physical and behavioral changes, improve member outcomes, and lower the cost of readmissions and ER visits. Supervised a team of nurses and social workers to achieve contract results. Primary inventor of patent (pending) that captures multiple sources of data repeatedly to demonstrate engagement and adoption of technology while reducing healthcare expenditures.

University of Pittsburgh, Field Education Coordinator

January 2007 – December 2010

Responsible for coordinating field practicums for bachelors and masters level students. Conduct agency field visits each semester. Develop and deliver training programs for field ins tructors, on campus and online.

Pyramid Healthcare, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA

April 2002 – December 2006

Director of Performance Improvement, (May 2006 –December 2006)
Joint Commission Accreditation – review
Program Director, (August 2004 – May 2006)
Clinical Supervisor, (August 2003 – August 2004)
Assessment Coordinator & Therapist, (April 2002 – August 2003)

Other Entrepreneur / Pre-IPO Business Experience:

1991 – 1999

FreeMarkets Online, Inc. – MIS Director (1999)
ServiceWare, Inc. – Manager of Process Development (1997-1999) 
Software Training Specialists, Inc. – Founder (1993 – 1997)
Formtek Inc. – Software Trainer (1991 – 1993)

Bechtold, J., & Wilson, A. N. (in press, March 2021). The Gambling Disorder Treatment Handbook. Jessica
Kingsley Publishers.
Bechtold, J., & Wilson, A. N. (in press, 2021). Identification, Screening, and Referral for Treatment of
Problematic and Disordered Gambling. Social Work Desk Reference 4th Edition. Oxford University Press.
Diez-Morel, S., & Bechtold, J., (in press, 2021). Identification, Screening, and Referral for Internet Gaming
Disorder. Social Work Desk Reference 4th Edition. Oxford University Press.

Rosen, Daniel, Berrios-Thomas, Saskia, & Engel, Rafael J. (2016) Increasing self-knowledge: Utilizing tele-coaching for patients with congestive heart failure, Social Work in Health Care.

Engel, Rafael J., Bechtold, Jody, Kim, Yoonmi, & Mulvaney, Elizabeth. (2012). Beating the odds: Preparing  graduates to address gambling-related problems. Journal of Social Work Education. 48(2): 321-335.

Murrell, A.J., & Sprinkle, J.R. (1993). The Impact of Negative Attitudes Toward Computers on Employees’  Satisfaction and Commitment within a small company, Computers in Human Behavior Journal, 9, 57-63.

Primary Inventor – patent pending
Developed software system that incorporates member and coach scores, measurement of knowledge, retention of knowledge, and machine learning algorithm for long-term behavior change.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW, since September 2006
State of Pennsylvania #CW015486
Licensed Social Worker, LSW, May 2002
International Coach Federation, Professional Coach (PC), June 2012 Professional Coaching Certificate (PC), Duquesne University, May 2011 Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor (ICGC-I) August 2007 Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor (ICGC-II) October 2009 Board Approved Clinical Consultant (BACC) August 2011
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Certified Administrator (MBTI), August 1999

Vice President, Board Member
International Gambling Counselor Certification Board Member (IGCCB), Washington DC
January 2014 – present
http://www.igccb.org

Advisory Board, Gamban (US & UK)
June 2020 – present

Advisory Board, Kindbridge
September 2020.- present

Member,
National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), Washington DC
July 2019 – November 2020

National Council on Problem Gambling – Membership Committee (NCPG), Washington DC
September 2015 – present

Steel Smiling, Advisory Role for 501(c)3 non-profit. Bridging the gap between community members and mental health support through education, advocacy and awareness. July 2018 – July 2020

NASW-PA Clinical Care Committee, January 2019 – December 2019

School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award – October 2020 from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, in recognition of distinguished achievement in Social Work Practice.

Third Annual Tony Millilo “Person of the Year Award”, March 8, 2011 from the Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, in recognition of distinguished achievement and dedication in the development and promotion of public awareness, research, education, training and treatment services for problem gambling.

Research Coordinator, School of Social Work – NIH funded

January 2011 – December 2012

“Providing Depression Care for Older Adult Substance Abusers at Community Agencies”, Data collection, participant recruitment and assessments and ongoing pilot data research. Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel Rosen

Research Coordinator, School of Social Work – Pilot Project
“Promoting Healthy Living Through Technology Applications”

August 2011 – December 2012

Pilot research with older adults using tablet technology and video chat apps to improve healthy living goals. Resulted in the creation of Wellbridge Health tech start up company.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel Rosen

Research Consultant, 2003 – 2009
University of Pittsburgh, School of Pharmacy
IRETA (Institute for Research Education and Training of Addiction)

2003 – 2009

Conduct research at drug and alcohol treatment center with IRETA as a proposed model for the State to address the National Outcome Measures (NOMs) of the federal to state level mandates. Developed, implemented and maintain outcome measures for specially funded residential program designed to reduce the recidivism of substance abusing adult males in the Allegheny County Criminal Justice system. Principal Investigator: Dr. Janice Pringle

Research Coordinator, School of Social Work – NIH funded

January 2011 – December 2012

“Providing Depression Care for Older Adult Substance Abusers at Community Agencies”, Data collection, participant recruitment and assessments and ongoing pilot data research. Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel Rosen

Research Coordinator, School of Social Work – Pilot Project
“Promoting Healthy Living Through Technology Applications”

August 2011 – December 2012

Pilot research with older adults using tablet technology and video chat apps to improve healthy living goals. Resulted in the creation of Wellbridge Health tech start up company.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Daniel Rosen

Adjunct Faculty, School of Social Work
University of Pittsburgh

January 2005 – 2013

Masters Level Courses: Models of Intervention (3 cr); Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Social Work (3 cr) & Integrative Field Seminar (1 cr)

Adjunct Faculty, Study Abroad
University of Pittsburgh

May 2013; Florence, Italy

Co-developed and co-taught “Global Mental Health”, comparative course examining social work and psychology in the US and Italy

Adjunct Faculty, Study Abroad
University of Pittsburgh

June 2011; London, England

Co-developed and co-taught “Global Mental Health”, comparative course examining social work and psychology in the US and Italy

Adjunct Faculty, College of Business Administration
University of Pittsburgh

January 2002 – December 2004; September 2008 – 2013

Bachelors Program: Issues in Career Management Certificate Program in Leadership & Ethics – CPLE Coach Woodcock Fellows – Executive Coach

Field Instructor, Social Work
University of Pittsburgh

January 2003 – December 2006

Masters Program: 1st and 2nd year graduate students; Supervised 13 students in 2 outpatient clinical settings

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