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GS - Pathological Gambling: Diagnosis and Treatment 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.

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Questions:

1.1 What is the “Initial Steps in Dealing With Suicide and Depression” technique?
1.2 In treatment facilities for gamblers, what is the estimate percentage of patients reported to have an addiction to one or more substances?
1.3 According to the APA, what are ten criteria for pathological gambling?
2.1 What are questions asked when using the Daily Self Monitoring Diaries?
3.1 What are two steps in the “Moderating Gambling” technique?
3.2 How may peer counselors help the clients in the Client Monitoring Technique?
4.1 What kind of techniques help clients develop assertiveness to refuse invitations to go to gambling establishments?
4.2 What are two strategies for clients who are already inside gambling establishments?
5.1 Aside from the Relationship Developing Technique, what is another strategy for dealing with finances and relationships in the face of a gambling problem?
5.2 What are four additional financial strategies for clients, if transferring management of funds is not an option?
Answers:

A. 30-70%
B. This technique involves insuring that clients know whom to turn to and where to go if intense suicidal ideations surfaced, and having a life contract between the client and the therapist
C. ‘To what extent do I perceive myself as being able to abstain from gambling? Did I gamble today? How much time in minutes and hours was spent on gambling?’
D. Motives of consultation, games that lead to a partial or complete loss of control, history of gambling habits, information on the current gambling problem, consequences of the gambling problem, presence of suicidal ideation, current living conditions, other present or past addictions, presence of prior mental health problems, and personal strengths and resources available
E. By monitoring gambling habits over several weeks and talk in group therapy sessions. The peer counselors may also encourage the client to write down the amount he/she spends on gambling and draw a conclusion from this and help the client restrict him/herself from spending more on gambling
F. First, clients can make their money go farther by placing smaller bets. Second, allow some time to pass between games
G. First, tell the client to remain as far as possible from where gamblers place their bets. Second, tell the client to try to avoid talking to his/her friends about the races, odds, or anything related to betting.
H. Traditional role playing techniques are effective
I. 1. Clients might consider canceling their credit cards. 2. Clients should not carry their ATM cards. 3. Limit access to the bank account by requesting that a cosigner be required for all cash withdrawals. 4. Encourage your client to give clear instructions to friends, family, and even owners of gambling establishments that they are not to lend the gambler any money
J. Transferring Management

Course Content Manual Questions The answer to Question 11 is found in Section 11 of the Course Content. The Answer to Question 12 is found in Section 12 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 is cognitive restructuring therapy based on?
9.1 According to Brown, what would constitute the main reinforcements of gambling?
11.1 According to Heatherton and Ungar, what has been suggested as a critical element in general behavior change and in quitting drinking?
12.1 According to Pointon, why do gambling, shopping, and eating disorders not get the same recognition as other addictions?
13.1 According to epidemiological studies, who are at a higher risk for experiencing gambling disorder?
14.1 According to Blanco, what is the most common instrument for assessing gambling problems?
15.1 Bergler, used what kind of treatment for pathological gambling?
16.1 According to the National Council on Problem Gambling, how many American adults are pathological gamblers?
17.1 What does motivational interviewing emphasize?
Answers:

A. Excitement and temporary relief from negative emotional states
B. On identifying false beliefs about gambling and replacing these with realistic understandings
C. Because the Department of Health defines addiction as substance addiction
D. Struggling with a new identity
E. South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS)
F. Males, adolescents, ethnic minorities and patients with psychiatric comorbidities
G. Promoting freedom of choice and encouraging confidence in the ability to change
H. Ego-psychology psychoanalytic approach
I. Nearly 3 million people

 
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