Treating Gambling Problems

 

Gambling has become increasingly socially acceptable and widely available in the United States. As a result, substance use counselors, behavioral health professionals, primary care physicians, and social workers are increasingly encountering people who are in need of gambling treatment services. Gambling problems are an important public health concern because they are associated with serious physical, social, psychological, financial, and legal problems. Unfortunately, very few individuals with a gambling problem seek help either from a behavioral health professional or through 12-step programs like Gamblers Anonymous (GA). This course provides an overview of gambling problems and focuses on screening, assessment, and treatment. After you complete the course, you will have a better understanding of how to identify and treat a disorder that often goes untreated despite its significant effect on individuals and the community. This course is appropriate for a variety of clinical professionals with basic to intermediate levels of experience. The material in this course is not a substitute for specific training on treatment of gambling disorder. Each client's situation is different and requires clinical judgment to tailor interventions and treatment goals to the needs of the individual. For nationwide, 24-hour access to confidential information and referral services, call The National Problem Gambling Helpline Network toll-free at (800) 522-4700. Disclaimer: DSM™ and DSM-5™ are registered trademarks of the American Psychiatric Association. The American Psychiatric Association is not affiliated with nor endorses this course.

$19.95

Hours: 2.25
REL-HHS-0-TGP

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Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

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Oklahoma Licensed Professional Counselors

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Oklahoma Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists

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Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation

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Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

2.25 HOURS


Categories Counselor II, Preventionist II, CARS II, CODP I or II, PCGC I or II, CCJP II, CRSS I or II, CPRS I or II, MAATP II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II
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Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-TGP
Hours: 2.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 7/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Identify and assess individuals with gambling disorder.
Apply a 12-step or psycho-educational program to help treat individuals with gambling problems.
Describe the psychopathology that contributes to the development of gambling disorders.
Summarize gambling as a component of a co-occurring disorder.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Understanding Gambling Disorder A. Case Study: Meet Max B. Problem Gambling vs. Risky Behavior C. Gambling Disorder D. Correlates of Gambling Disorder E. Gambling Disorder and the DSM-5 F. Prevalence of Gambling Disorder G. Current Trends H. Capacity vs. Need I. Risk Factors J. Review K. Summary Section 3: Stages and Subtypes A. Stages of Gambling B. The Four Subtypes of Gamblers C. The Behaviorally Conditioned Gambler D. The Emotionally Vulnerable Gambler E. The Emotionally Disturbed Gambler F. The Antisocial/Impulsive Gambler G. Review H. Summary Section 4: Online Gaming and Gambling Trends A. Types of Gaming Activities B. Mobile Gambling C. Specific Types of Internet Gambling D. Common Patterns E. Mixed Gamblers F. Review G. Summary Section 5: Co-Occurring Issues A. Meet Terri B. Common Co-Occurring Issues C. Substance Use and Gambling D. Gambling and Psychiatric Comorbidity E. Review F. Summary Section 6: Preparing for Treatment with the Stages of Change A. Preparing for Treatment B. The Stages of Change C. Meet Takoda D. Summary Section 7: Assessment Options and Treatment Goals A. Diagnostic Assessments and Screeners for Gambling Problems B. Setting Treatment Goals C. Abstinence vs. Controlled Gambling D. Selecting Treatment Modalities: Self-Help Manuals to Residential Treatment E. Motivational Interviewing F. Review G. Summary Section 8: Additional Treatment Considerations A. Triggers: The Cues for Gambling B. Cognitive Distortions C. Common Distortions D. Rationalizations E. Urges and Cravings F. Guilt and Shame G. Gamblers Anonymous H. Limitations of Gamblers Anonymous I. Gam-Anon J. Intensive Outpatient Treatment K. Meet Cassandra L. Summary Section 9: Addressing Financial Issues A. First Steps B. Use Caution C. Financial Warning Signs D. Warning Signs of a Gambling Problem E. Identifying the Issues F. Benefits of Treatment G. Immediate Action H. Consulting with Financial Professionals I. Working with Family Members J. Dealing with Enabling Behaviors K. Summary Section 10: Working Toward Recovery A. Developing New Activities B. Rebuilding Relationships C. Lifestyle Balance D. Risk Factors for Relapse E. Case Study: What Would You Have Done? Section 11: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam

Staff Writer: Naju Madra, M.A.

Naju Madra, M.A. is an internal subject matter expert and clinical content writer for Relias' Behavioral Healthcare library. She earned her Master's degree in Psychology with specific study in neuropsychological assessment for children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. She brings with her a wealth of experience in clinical assessment, along with expertise in large-scale clinical research project management, recruitment, training, as well as in-person and web-based curriculum development.

In addition to scholarly activities such as writing manuals and preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, Ms. Madra has over 15 years of behavioral healthcare experience ranging from crisis counseling and job coaching for individuals with severe mental illness and co-occurring disorders, to community college instruction, and trauma specialist at the Veterans Health Administration. In her current role, Ms. Madra has contributed authorship to over 100 behavioral healthcare course offerings for both licensed and non-licensed professionals in the Health & Human Services market.

Disclosure: Naju Madra, M.A. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Joseph Murphy, Ph.D.
Dr. Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. is a Clinical and Research Psychologist who has extensive clinical and administrative expertise working in the field of Behavioral healthcare at the county and state levels in California, Maryland, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. He has served as a Federal contractor in Behavioral Health. His work supported research at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, the Military Operational Medicine Psychological Research Program at Ft. Detrick, and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, Silver Spring, MD. For nine years he was the Director of State Operated Mental Health programs for At-Risk youth in Butner, North Carolina. He developed a number of webinars and a Peer Training course in Older Adult Behavioral Health Literacy for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, and National Libraries of Medicine. He served as Director of a Wellness and Recovery program in Gaithersburg, MD. Disclosure: Joseph Murphy, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: intermediate and advanced level Social Workers; entry level Psychologists; intermediate level Professional Counselors; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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