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Understanding and Treating the Pathological Gambler

Understanding and Treating the Pathological Gambler

Robert Ladouceur, Caroline Sylvain, Claude Boutin, Celine Doucet

ISBN: 978-0-470-84378-9

Apr 2002

192 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$94.95

Description

Understanding and Treating the Pathological Gambler provides a combination of theory and practical solutions for the clinician working with pathological gamblers. 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, including strategies for long-term abstinence and relapse prevention.
* Written by a world renowned expert on the subject
* Provides a balanced combination of theory and practical solutions
* A must for anyone involved in the treatment of pathological gamblers
Introduction: The History and Psychology of Gambling

Etiology and treatment of Problem Gambling: The Different Approaches

Assessing the Gambler

The Fundamental Principles of Gambling: Independence of Turns

Treatment of the Excessive Gambler: The Cognitive Approach

Treatment of the Excessive Gambler: The Behavioural Approach

Relapse Prevention

Difficulties Related to the treatment: How to Overcome Them

Appendix 1: The South Oaks Gambling Screen

Appendix 2: Diagnostic Interview for Pathological Gambling