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Pathological Gambling: Diagnosis & Treatment
Gambling continuing education psychology CEUs

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychologist CEs, MFT CEUs

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Discuss three treatments regarding comorbidity and suicide and alcohol.
-Discuss seven pathological gambling aversions.
-Discuss two steps of controlled treatment plan for pathological gamblers.
-Identify five methods regarding understanding gambling behaviors.
-Identify three steps of self-efficacy in overcoming financial risk-taking of pathological gamblers.
-Discuss three methods for attaining and maintaining gambling abstinence.
-Discuss three strategies regarding gambling recovery.
-Explain what is “thinking aloud” cognitive approach to treating pathological gambling.
-Name three factors concerning Sharpe and Tarrier’s integration of behavioral and cognitive insights into treatment for pathological gambling.
-Name four innovations allow the Gordon House Association’s “conversational software” to echo the dynamics of face-to-face counseling.
-Name two exceptions to the general trend of resolved gamblers to resemble alcohol and other drug treatment seekers.
-Name two reasons does Scarfe consider gambling to be a ‘hidden addiction.’
-Name two factors in the cognitive theory of pathological gambling.
-Name the two questions on the Lie/Bet screen for pathological gambling.
-Name four strategies used by Bujold and colleagues in a cognitive-behavioral treatment plan for pathological gambling.
-Explain the difference between an ‘action gambler’ and an ‘escape gambler’.
-Name what factor may hinder the effectiveness of Gamblers Anonymous.’
-Explain why problem gambling is an important public health issue.

"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

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