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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:
-Name three tools you can use in your pretreatment assessment.
-Explain how does the daily self monitoring diary work.
-Name two steps to developing a controlled treatment plan.
-Name five types of exposure to gambling.
-Name three steps to the Relationship Developing Technique.
-Name three methods for attaining and maintaining abstinence from gambling.
-Name three simple guidelines to avoiding relapse and staying stopped.
-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.’.

"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."


CEU Continuing Education for
Counselor CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Psychology CEUs, MFT CEUs

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