Associate Professor of Mental Health Counseling Featured in Ask the Experts Feature on Gambling AddictionPosted by Medaille College Office of Communications
Medaille College Department of Counseling & Clinical Psychology Associate Professor of Mental Health Counseling Donald E. Nowak Jr., Ph.D., CRC, recently offered his expertise on gambling addiction in response to questions related to online gaming, sports betting and online lotteries in an “Asks the Experts” feature on wallethub.com. Dr. Nowak weighed in on the impact of COVID-19 on the online gaming industry and on people struggling with gambling addiction. The full article is available to read online.
WalletHub is a website that focuses on credit reporting and financial tips and services. The site generates nation-wide media coverage and hundreds of thousands of views per week from its studies, surveys and financial advice pages.
Dr. Nowak has been a core faculty member in Medaille’s clinical mental health counseling master’s degree program since 2014. His fields of specialization include group counseling, grief and loss counseling, gambling and addiction studies, counselor wellness and self-care, and online course construction and instruction. His dissertation, “A Meta-Analytical Synthesis and Examination of Pathological and Problem Gambling Rates Among College Students and Student-Athletes,” reflects his concern for helping young people struggling with addiction, specifically gambling.