Overcoming Pathological Gambling: Therapist Guide

Overcoming Pathological Gambling: Therapist Guide

by Robert Ladouceur, Stella LaChance, Stella Lachance
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195317033

ISBN-13: 9780195317039

Pub. Date: 11/15/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

As gambling becomes more prevalent and more accessible in our society, pathological gambling is growing as a serious problem. In most instances, excessive gambling negatively affects a persons home, social, and professional life, as well as leads to serious financial trouble. In repeated trials, cognitive-behavioral therapy has proven an extremely effective

Overview

As gambling becomes more prevalent and more accessible in our society, pathological gambling is growing as a serious problem. In most instances, excessive gambling negatively affects a persons home, social, and professional life, as well as leads to serious financial trouble. In repeated trials, cognitive-behavioral therapy has proven an extremely effective treatment for this problem.

Written by the developers of an empirically supported CBT program for the treatment of pathological gambling, this guide includes all the information and materials necessary to implement successful treatment. Most pathological gamblers exhibit misconceptions or erroneous beliefs about the nature of gambling, believing they can beat the system. One of the central points of focus of this treatment is to help clients correct these beliefs and understand the true nature of games of chance.

The authors provide step-by-step instructions for clinicians to help clients understand all of the facets of their problem. In addition to correcting erroneous beliefs about gambling, this program teaches problem solving skills, self-assessment techniques, and trigger recognition and avoidance. Designed to be used in conjunction with the corresponding workbook, this guide provides results not only in supervised therapy, but in long-term relapse prevention as well.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195317039
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/15/2006
Series:
Treatments That Work Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introductory Information for Therapists
2. Pre-treatment Assessment
Motivational Enhancement.
3. Session 1
Behavioral Interventions.
4. Sessions 2 & 3
Cognitive Interventions.
5. Session 4
6. Sessions 5-7
7. Sessions 8-10
Relapse Prevention.
8. Sessions 11 & 12
9. Post-treatment Assessment
10. Follow-up Assessments
11. Difficulties Related to the Treatment
Appendix - Diagnostic Interview on Pathological Gambling.
About the Authors.

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