By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain what is commonly held belief among compulsive gamblers.
-Name four categories of enabling.
-Name four methods for ‘raising bottom.’
-Explain how effective are interventions.
-Name one complication unique to teens regarding gambling.
-Name the five stages of quitting.
-Name three simple guidelines to avoiding relapse and staying stopped.
-Name three types of disorders that are commonly comorbid with pathological gambling disorder.
-Name the percentage of teens have a gambling problem.
-Explain the biggest challenge to the development of a comprehensive understanding of addiction.
-Explain what is the more important than financial gain in the positive incentive learning component of gambling addiction.
-Name two secondary amplifying processes related to gambling addiction.
-Explain what is meant by the circularity between the variables of involvement and choice/control.
-Explain what is the relationship between alcohol and self-control in pathological gambling.
-Explain what did Schellink’s study reveal about rates of player persistence in problem gamblers.
-Explain what is the proportion of pathological gamblers and other addicts are able to make medium term changes regardless of treatment options chosen.
-Explain how is pathologically gambling a "pure" and a "hidden" addiction.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."
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Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychology CEUs, MFT CEUs