By Namrata Raylu

This booklet is a remedy handbook offering suggestions for therapists treating consumers with playing addictions.

In this e-book the authors use a cognitive behavioural procedure and supply a consultation by means of consultation consultant for overcoming challenge playing. crucial themes lined include:

  • assessment and psychoeducation
  • cognitive behavioural recommendations to stabilize gambling
  • identifying and difficult considering errors
  • relaxation and imaginal exposure
  • problem fixing and aim setting
  • managing unfavorable feelings
  • relapse prevention: keeping a balanced way of life and dealing with excessive threat occasions

A Cognitive Behavioural remedy Programme for challenge Gambling provides precise info to aid the therapist and customer comprehend playing behaviours, in addition to useful suggestion on suggestions that may be used with the customer to alter those behaviours.

This useful consultant contains handouts and workouts that may be downloaded by way of buyers of the print variation. it is going to offer beneficial assistance for dependancy counsellors and therapists worldwide.

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These included individual stimulus control and in vivo exposure with response prevention; group cognitive restructuring; a combination of the two; and a waiting list control group. Individual stimulus control and exposure with response prevention was better than the combined treatment, which did not differ in outcomes from the group cognitive therapy or control group. Clients in the individual therapy group reported signi®cantly less interference of gambling in their daily lives than the control group.

Most of the studies assessing CBT for problem gambling have used individual formats. JimeÂnez-Murcia et al. (2007) assessed the effectiveness of a 16-session manualized outpatient group CBT programme in 290 problem gamblers. They reported that nearly three-quarters of their participants were abstinent at post-treatment, and this was the case for nearly 80 per cent of participants at 6-month follow up. Dowling, Smith and Thomas (2007) compared the effectiveness of a 12-session CBT programme delivered in either a group or individual format to 56 females with electronic gaming machine gambling problems.

Thus, the following chapters in this book will take the CBT approach to treat problem gambling. It is presented in a manual format to help mental health workers to use the book as a tool for the treatment of problem gamblers. 1 Aim The aim of this session is to obtain enough information about the client to develop an individualized case formulation and treatment plan. It also aims to assess the client's goals, strengths and weaknesses. Before treatment begins the client can also be provided with a treatment rationale and plan.

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