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Treating Gambling Problems

ISBN-10: 0471484849
ISBN-13: 9780471484844
Edition: 2007
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List price: $52.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 308
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

The most current and critical gambling addiction treatment approaches-right at your fingertips Legalized gambling is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States. For most of the industrys patrons, gambling is fun and a form of harmless entertainment. Four to six percent of gamblers, however, become pathological or compulsive gamblers, leading to a devastating illness that negatively impacts every aspect of their lives. Treating Gambling Problems helps to bridge the gap between scientific research and practice, pointing the way to a more promising future in the treatment of gambling problems. As part of the Wiley Series on Treating Addictions, this pragmatic, hands-on volume offers up-to-the-minute guidance on effectively diagnosing and treating gambling addiction in every phase. Coverage includes: Risk factors for gambling disorders Recognizing the signs and symptoms of gambling disorders Developing effective treatment plans How to develop a professional referral network Recovery theories, programs, and tools Post-treatment recovery management, including relapse prevention Supporting this expert coverage, the reader-friendly series format features quizzes, checklists, "Points to Remember", problem-solving scenarios, suggested resources, and more. Required reading for anyone who works with individuals experiencing gambling addiction, Treating Gambling Problems will equip you with the tools you need to design successful interventions and promote a lasting recovery. Also in the Wiley Series on Treating Addictions: Treating Alcohol Problems Treating Drug Problems

Acknowledgments
Series Preface
Preface
About the Authors
Conceptual Foundations of Gambling Disorders
Introduction to Gambling
Definitions of Problem and Pathological Gambling
Definitional Distinctions
An Introduction to the Three Cs of Problem and Pathological Gambling
Myths versus Facts about Problem and Pathological Gambling
Transient versus Chronic Problems
Spontaneous Remission and Maturing Out
Clinical versus Nonclinical Populations: Why Some Gamblers Do Not Mature Out
Risk Factors for Gambling Disorders
Exposure, History, Attitudes, and Expectancies
Personality Variables
Blaszczynski's Types
Specific Contradictory Personality Variables
Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders
Biology and Genetic Factors
Coexisting Addictive Disorders
Epidemiology of At-Risk Populations
Gender Differences
Gambling, the Family, and Multicultural Considerations
What the Future Holds for the Treatment of This Disorder
Where the Field Is Going
Summing Up
Key Terms
Recommended Reading
Recognizing Gambling Disorders: Signs and Symptoms
Developmental Stages in the Progression of Problem and Pathological Gambling Behavior's
The Gambling Continuum
Recognizing Gambling Disorders
The Signs and Symptoms of Pathological Gambling
Client Information
Coexisting Addictive Disorder Screening
Other Client Signs
What Spouses or Others May Report
Employers and Supervisors
Traditional Psychological Assessment
Complicating Diagnostic Issues
Healthy versus Problematic Attitudes and Behaviors
Social Settings
Professional Collaboration, Accountability, and Responsibility in the Screening-Intake Process
Summing Up
Key Terms
Recommended Reading
Utilizing Optimal Professional Resources
Referral Benefits and Disadvantages
Screening Reports, Documentation, and Responsibility
How to Develop a Professional Referral Network
State and National Councils on Compulsive and Pathological Gambling
Gambling Hotlines
Liaison with Gamblers Anonymous
GamAnon
Psychiatrists and Emergency Facilities
Matching Clients with the Best Professional Options
Referrals to Counselors under Contract in the Private Sector
Referral Do's and Don'ts
Motivation Strategies and Techniques for Getting a Person to Professionals
Ambivalence
Using Motivational Interviewing
Avoiding Anger and Shame: The Rapid Demotivators
Procrastination
Overcoming Client Obstacles
Common Practical Obstacles
The "Controlled Gambling Experiment"
Preventing and Dealing with Crisis Situations
Family and Concerned Others Involvement
Risk Management Strategies and Techniques to Protect Clients and Families
Suicide and Suicidal Ideation
Six Step Model
Define the Problem
Ensure the Person's Safety
Provide Support
Explore Options and Alternatives
Make a Plan
Get a Commitment
Risk Management Strategies and Techniques to Protect Counselors
Duty to Warn for Property Damage
Referral Follow-Up and Cautionary Notes
Summing Up
Key Terms
Recommended Reading
Developing an Effective Treatment Plan
Therapeutic Benefits of Treatment
Initial Attrition
Telephone Contact and Crisis Intervention
Client Intake
The Counselor's Tasks During the Intake
Questions That You Might Need to Ask Yourself
Helpful Information Before the Intake
Informed Consent and Limits of Confidentiality
HIPAA, Intake, and Client Records
Intake Do's and Don'ts
Formal Assessment Processes
Assessment Measures and Instruments Commonly Used and Why They Are Useful
Diagnostic Processes and Determinations
Treatment Planning
Fees and Insurance Coverage
Managed Care
Filing for Insurance: The Practice of Responsible Client Billing
Ethics of Insurance: Modeling Financial Responsibility for the Pathological Gambler
Family and Concerned Others Involvement
Recovery Contracts
Action Plans
Summing Up
Key Terms
Recommended Reading
Resource for General Paperwork
HIPAA
Dual-Diagnoses Clients
Recovery Theories, Programs, and Tools
An Overview: What We Know from Other Addictions
Levels of Traditional Gambling Treatment
Applying ASA Levels of Care To Gambling Treatment
Recovery Theories and Models
The Disease Model
The Alternative Model
Motivational Therapies
Social Interventions
Medical Treatments
Responsible Gambling
Teaching How Video Gambling Works
Family Therapy
Psychosocial Therapies
Insight and Psychodynamic Therapies
Grief Counseling
Behavioral Therapies
Cognitive and Cognitive-Behavioral Models
Existential and Spiritual Interventions
Holistic and Alternative Treatments
Financial Counseling
Support Groups
Internet Treatment
Formal Treatments
Very Minimal Treatment
Develop a Gambling Intervention Tool Box
Workbook and Journaling Programs
Cultural Pathways of Recovery
Summing Up
Key Terms
Recommended Reading
Continuing Care: When and How Should Clients Be Discharged
Recovery-What Are the Goals?
Criteria for Exiting Clients from Supervised Treatment
Discharge Criteria For Different Problem Intensities
Gambling Problems and Mastery-Based Discharge: Using Cognitive Corrections
Gambler Discharge or Step-Down Criteria
Discharge Criteria and Concerns during Various Stages of Recovery
Discharge and the Developmental Recovery Processes
Continuing Care Plan Procedures and Guidelines
Legal, Moral and Ethical Issues
Proper and Improper Methods of Termination
Abandonment
Assessing Community Resources
Organizing Recovery Supports Where Lacking
Styles of Recovery: Methods of Disease Management
Spheres of Recovery
Family and Concerned Others Involvement and Spheres of Recovery
Rates of Recovery and Failure
Summing Up
Key Terms
Recommended Reading
Posttreatment Recovery Management: Models and Protocols of Relapse Prevention
Relapse Prevention
Models of Relapse Prevention
Behavioral Models of Relapse Prevention
Cognitive Models of Relapse Prevention
Cognitive-Behavioral Models
Belief that relapses are inevitable
Belief that relapses are impossible
Belief that God intervenes to allow chance to favor people in need
Belief that all problems (finance, stress, etc.) need immediate solutions
Belief that "What did not work in the past will suddenly start to work."
An Integrated Model of Relapse Prevention
Baumeister's Model of Self-Regulation
Proactive Strategies for Preventing and Dealing with "Triggers" for Relapse
Cognitive Triggers
Triggers in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Developing Relapse Prevention Plans
Common Themes in Relapse Prevention
Emergence of Sadness and Subclinical Depression
Sleep
Modification of Social Networks
Reduction in Other Addictive Substances
Exercise
Monitoring and Negotiating Follow Up in Recovery
Emergency Plans
Obstacles in Relapse Prevention: Emerging Difficulties
Emergence of Psychiatric Disorders
Emergence of Physical Problems
Emergence of Couples and Family Problems
Community Linkage as Relapse Reversion Prevention
Community-Based Vocational Counseling
Academic Counseling
Financial Counseling
Pastoral Counseling
Leisure Counseling
Health Counseling
Telephone and Internet Follow Up
Family and Concerned Others Involvement during Posttreatment Recovery
Preventing Chronic Relapses
Mindfulness
Summing Up
Key Terms
Recommended Reading
New Beginnings: Moving Beyond the Addiction
Moving Beyond
Recovery in Psychological and Mental Health Domains
Personality Changes
Psychotherapies
Psychodynamic Therapy
Narrative Psychotherapy
Humanistic Psychotherapies
Increasing Positive Emotions and Happiness
Moral Development
Beyond Selfhood
Family Recovery
Vocational Recovery
Physical Health and Spirituality
Summing Up
Key Terms
Recommended Reading
References
Index

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