Rick Berman has been training and supervising mental health and addictions counselors for more than 20 years. In recent years his work has focused more specifically on problem gambling. He has given presentations at national problem gambling conferences in Canada and the United States. Currently he is Director of Lewis & Clark Problem Gambling Services, a community clinic that offers treatment services for problem gamblers and their family members. He is an instructor in the Graduate School of Education and Counseling at Lewis & Clark College. He is also an instructor for the Gambling Counselor Pre-Certification Courses co-sponsored by Problem Gambling Services of the Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Council on Problem Gambling, and the Professional Mental Health Counseling–Addictions Program at Lewis & Clark.
Before joining the Lewis & Clark faculty, Rick worked in private practice as a psychotherapist and as an administrator in community mental health settings in urban and rural Oregon, including as Senior Director of Clinical Services at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare in Portland and Coordinator of Adult Mental Health Services for Lincoln County Health & Human Services in Newport.