Meet the Instructors


Jody Bechtold

Jody Bechtold, LCSW, ICGC-II, BACC is a keynote speaker and workshop training expert, highly regarded gambling addiction expert working extensively across the globe with individuals, organizations, and associations. She has an International Gambling Addiction Counselor Level 2 certification and is a Board Approved Clinical Consultant with the IGCCB. She is the VP for the IGCCB Certification board. She is a member for the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). She is a member of the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Speakers Association (NSA). She holds a Masters in Social Work and Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh. She has presented and spoken at conferences across the nation as well as England, Italy, and Mauritius. When Jody isn’t working, you can find her providing pet therapy with her dog, Hanna, and supporting her husband’s business, Pittsburgh Guitars.


Rob Bumbaco

Back in the Game® was developed by Rob Bumbaco, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Mental Coach, and former Division 1 athlete. During his time playing competitive hockey, Rob noticed gaps in the support and services available to his fellow athletes. Combining his mental health training and experience on the ice, Rob has created a suite of tools to achieve optimal athletic performance.


Alyssa N. Wilson

Alyssa N. Wilson, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Southern California. Dr. Wilson received her Ph.D in Rehabilitation and emphasis in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She is a Board- Certified Behavior Analysis Doctoral (BCBA-D) and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Missouri. Dr. Wilson has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on interdisciplinary approaches to gambling etiology, assessment, and treatment. She has co-authored a book on using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for disordered gambling and is currently co-authoring a Gambling Treatment Handbook with Mrs. Jody Bechtold (look for it 2021). Dr. Wilson has delivered over fifty national and international presentations related to gambling assessment and treatment. She also serves on editorial boards for a range of journals, including the Journal of Contextual Behavior Science and Behavior Analysis in Practice.