By Namrata Raylu
This e-book is a remedy handbook delivering counsel for therapists treating consumers with playing addictions.
In this ebook the authors use a cognitive behavioural method and supply a consultation via consultation advisor for overcoming challenge playing. crucial themes coated include:
- assessment and psychoeducation
- cognitive behavioural thoughts to stabilize gambling
- identifying and difficult pondering errors
- relaxation and imaginal exposure
- problem fixing and aim setting
- managing destructive feelings
- relapse prevention: preserving a balanced way of life and dealing with excessive hazard occasions
A Cognitive Behavioural remedy Programme for challenge Gambling offers designated details to aid the therapist and buyer comprehend playing behaviours, in addition to sensible recommendation on concepts that may be used with the buyer to alter those behaviours.
This useful consultant comprises handouts and routines that may be downloaded via buyers of the print variation. it is going to supply valuable tips for habit counsellors and therapists worldwide.
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Extra resources for A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Programme for Problem Gambling: Therapist Manual
Pallanti, Quercioli, Sood and Hollander (2002) compared the effectiveness of lithium (n=23) and valproate (n=19) (an anticonvulsant) in the treatment of 42 non-bipolar pathological gamblers in a 14-week randomized single blind study and found that both were effective in treating problem gambling. Fong, Kalechstein, Bernhard, Rosenthal and Rugle (2008) conducted a 7-week double blind, placebo controlled trial of olanzapine (an atypical antipsychotic drug that can reduce impulsivity in other psychiatric problems) to treat 21 pathological gamblers with a problem with video poker.
They found that those that attended Gamblers Anonymous meetings in the past were more likely to be abstinent (48 per cent) than those that did not (36 per cent) 2 months after commencing a CBT programme. Furthermore, the number of Gamblers Anonymous meetings attended as well as the number of treatment sessions completed since commencing treatment was positively related to abstinence from gambling (Petry, 2003). Individuals that attended Gamblers Anonymous meetings as well as engaging in multimodal/professional treatments were more likely to abstain from gambling than those that only relied on multimodal/ professional treatments.
There are four speci®c components of the assessment. These are as follows: rapport building; to assess the nature of presenting problems and other relevant information in order to devise a case formulation and treatment plan; to assess the client's motivation to change and increase motivation through motivational interviewing techniques; to assess the goals and expectations of treatment. Questionnaires can be used to collect additional information on various aspects of the client's gambling problems or associated problems.
A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Programme for Problem Gambling: Therapist Manual by Namrata Raylu