Course Summary

Practice Level: Intermediate

Problem and Pathological Gambling provides information on the assessment and treatment of gambling problems in outpatient settings.

Course Format

This course is based on a book that can be purchased here and a posttest. When you’re ready, purchase the test by clicking the “Add To Cart” or “Enroll” button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the scope of problem gambling.
  • Describe self report measures to measure gambling.
  • Explain gambling diagnostic interviews.
  • Describe problems which make clients poor candidates for GSCG.

Course Syllabus

  • Description of Problem and Pathological Gambling
  • Theories and Models
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Indications
  • Treatment
  • Case Vignette


James P. Whelan

For more than 20 years, Dr. Whelan has directed The Institute for Gambling Education and Research (T.I.G.E.R.) and The U of M Gambling Clinic, an outpatient treatment center for those struggling with gambling addiction. Key to the Institute’s work is a focus on the reciprocity between the research lab and the outpatient clinic. Over the years, his team has made significant contributions to the growing literature on gambling disorder prevention, assessment, and treatment. The Institute has received continuous external funding since 2005.

Andrew W. Meyers

His scientific interests lie mostly in Developmental psychology, Cognitive therapy, Clinical psychology, Weight gain and Intervention. His work in the fields of Psychometrics, Convergent validity and Discriminant validity overlaps with other areas such as Replication. The study incorporates disciplines such as Cognitive restructuring and Applied psychology, Sport psychology in addition to Cognitive therapy. His studies in Clinical psychology integrate themes in fields like Family support, Social support, Peer group and Social facilitation. His Weight gain research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Social relation and Dieting. His study in Dieting is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Gerontology, Drug Abstinence, Abstinence, Baseline weight and Prevalence.

Timothy A. Steenbergh

Timothy Allen Steenbergh, American psychology professor. Achievements include development of gambler’s beliefs questionnaire. Scholar, Indiana Weslyean University Lilly Scholar Council, 2005-2006; Hinds Research.fellow, Indiana Weslyean University, 2006-2008. Member, contributor College Wesleyan Church, Marion, 2003—2007; Member of Association Advancement of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (associate).

Accreditation Approval Statements

This course does not qualify for NBCC credit. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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