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GF - Pathological Gambling: Interventions for the Family Post Test

Psychologist, Ohio MFT and Counselor Post Test:
Only Psychologists, Ohio MFT's and Ohio Counselors taking this course for credit need to complete these additional questions below to be in compliance with their Boards. requirements. If you are not a psychologist, Ohio MFT or Ohio Counselor please return to the original Answer Booklet. You do not need to complete the additional questions below.

Audio Transcript Questions The answer to Question 1 is found in Track 1 of the Course Content. The Answer to Question 2 is found in Track 2 of the Course Content... and so on. Select correct answer from below. Place letter on the blank line before the corresponding question.
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Questions:

1.1 When do male compulsive gamblers begin gambling?
1.2 What is the average amount of debt that compulsive gamblers have?
1.3 What are examples of co-occurring disorders that pathological gamblers have?
2.1 Why is bailout a form of enabling a pathological gambler?
4.1 When talking to a clientís family and friends, what should a therapist advise them when planning an intervention with the gambler? What should friends and spouses expect from refusing to enable a gambling client?
5.1 What are three ways that parents can prevent their teens from gambling?
5.2 Why does denial tend to be much greater in young people than older adults?
6.1 What is a behavioral technique that a family member could use to help the gambler?
7.1 How does using support systems such as Gamblerís Anonymous help prevent a relapse?
Answers:

A. ADD, hyperactivity, and alcoholism
B. $55,000 to $92,000
C. In adolescence
D. It helps remind them of the past, and if they start to get complacent and start to believe that they have everything under control and play one or two cards a day, listening to new peopleís stories show them exactly where they are and they get to strength from that to resist playing
E. It alleviates the crises short term, but may perpetuate the problem and reduce the gamblerís motivation to change
F. That they are not there to complain about what his behavior is doing to them, but to communicate to him that his behavior is affecting other
G. Keeping a photo to help them remember what is really important to keep them away from wanting to gamble
H. Educate them, teach children good judgment and self control, and channel their childrenís energies toward alternative activities with which to play out their need for stimulation and excitement, for discovering new things
I. They live at home and donít get the full impact because they donít have very many responsibilities

Course Content Manual Questions The answer to Question 10 is found in Section 10 of the Course Content. The Answer to Question 11 is found in Section 11 of the Course Content... and so on. Select correct answer from below. Place letter on the blank line before the corresponding question

Please note every section does not have an additional question below. Some sections may have more than one question.

Questions:

8.1 What are four brain circuits involved in the progression of addiction that may be implicated in pathologic gambling disorder?
8.2 What are examples of comorbid conditions that occur amongst pathological gamblers?
8.3 What is the mnemonic created by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders that is offered as a guide to screening for pathologic gambling disorder during brief office visits?
9.1 According to Derevensky, what is the percentage of teens that have a gambling problem?
11.1 According to Aitchison & Brown, what is the law of proportionate effect?
15.1 What were the results of a study that required gaming machine players to say aloud their thoughts while gambling?
15.2 Game related irrational thoughts when representing an escape from an ongoing negative mood will contribute to what?
15.3 According to Brown and Rosecrance, how might negative emotions affect a gamblerís ability to gamble?
17.1 What are five of ten characteristics that a person must demonstrate in order for their addiction to be considered pathological?
17.2 According to the American Academy of Neurology, what part of the brain is being impaired by pathological gamblers?
Answers:

A. Substance abuse, mood, and anxiety disorders
B. Reward, motivation and drive, memory and learning, and control
C. Four to six percent
D. WAGER OFTEN
E. 70% of their statements fell under the category of irrational
F. The effect of any one influence upon heavier is proportional to the cumulative effect of preceding influences
G. Disrupts skillful strategies, thereby impairing the playerís control over the gambling process
H. Longer sessions, greater losses and self-reported greater difficulties in control
I. The prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain that is responsible for decision making and impulse control
J. Is preoccupied with gambling or thinking of ways to get money to gamble, needs to gamble with a larger pot of money in order to achieve the desired level of excitement, tries repeatedly but fails to control or stop gambling, often returns the day after losing to get even, has committed illegal acts to finance gambling habit

 
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