Practice Level: Beginner – Intermediate
Treating Gambling Problems provides practical information on assessing, diagnosing, and treating gambling addictions. Topics covered include the signs and symptoms of pathological gambling, when to refer, and how to develop treatment plans. Ethical issues regarding how to terminate therapy and a discussion of various models of relapse prevention are also covered.
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- Identify the definition of pathological gambling.
- Describe the signs and symptoms of pathological gambling.
- Explain when to refer pathological gamblers.
- Describe recovery theories for pathological gambling.
- Explain relapse prevention for pathological gamblers.
- Conceptual Foundations of Gambling Disorders
- Recognizing Gambling Disorders: Signs and Symptoms
- Utilizing Optimal Professional Resources
- Developing an Effective Treatment Plan
- Recovery Theories, Programs, and Tools
- Continuing Care: When and How Should Clients be Discharged
- Posttreatment Recovery Management
- New Beginnings: Moving Beyond the Addiction
William G. McCown
William G. McCown, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with over twenty years of addiction experience. He combines appreciation of traditional approaches to treatment with a commitment to evidence-based methods. An international consultant, he pioneered one of the first Internet-based treatments for disordered gambling.?He is the author of several books, including Best Possible Odds: Contemporary Treatment Strategies for Gambling Disorders with Linda Chamberlain (published by Wiley).
William A. Howatt
William A. Howatt, PhD, EdD, has more than eighteen years’ experience as an addiction counselor. He is an internationally certified alcohol and drug addictions specialist, gambling addictions specialist, registered professional counselor, and registered social worker who has also completed post-doctoral work in addiction studies at UCLA School of Medicine. He is a faculty member of Nova Scotia Community College where he teaches in the addiction counselor program for the School of Health and Human Services. He is author of numerous books including The Addiction Counselor’s Desk Reference and is coeditor of the Wiley Series on Treating Addictions (both published by Wiley).
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