Overcoming Pathological Gambling: Therapist Guide
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Overcoming Pathological Gambling: Therapist Guide by Robert Ladouceur
Book DescriptionAs 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 person's home, social and professional life, as well as leads to serious financial trouble. In repeated trials, cognitive-behavioural 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 Therapist 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195317022
(260mm x 183mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Ladouceur
Overcoming Your Pathological Gambling: Workbook, Paperback (January 2007)
Though gambling has become increasingly prevalent in society, pathological gambling is a serious condition. This book represents the treatment for: controlling the urge to gamble, understanding the true nature of gambling games, and preventing future gambling problems. It also includes various self-assessments and exercises.
Overcoming Pathological Gambling: Therapist Guide, Paperback (January 2007)
This Therapist Guide provides clinicians with session-by-session instructions for implementing an effective, CBT-based treatment for pathological gambling. The treatment outlined helps clients to not only overcome their problem, but also to deal with the many consequences of their excessive gambling including financial problems and interpersonal conflicts.
Understanding and Treating the Pathological Gambler, Paperback (February 2002)» View all books by Robert Ladouceur
Understanding and Treating the Pathological Gambler offers a cohesive blend of theory and practical solutions. The first half of this title discusses the history, theories, and evaluation of gamblers and gambling, while the second provides clinicians with interventions based on scientific research for the cessation of abusive gambling.
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