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Understanding and Treating the Pathological Gambler. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 2250608
  • Book
  • February 2002
  • 192 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Understanding and Treating the Pathological Gambler provides a combination of theory and practical solutions for the clinician working with pathological gamblers. The first half of this title discusses the history, theories and evaluation of gamblers and gambling while the second provides clinicians with interventions, based on scientific research, for the cessation of abusive gambling, including strategies for long-term abstinence and relapse prevention.

Written by a world renowned expert on the subject

Provides a balanced combination of theory and practical solutions

A must for anyone involved in the treatment of pathological gamblers
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Introduction: The History and Psychology of Gambling

Etiology and treatment of Problem Gambling: The Different Approaches

Assessing the Gambler

The Fundamental Principles of Gambling: Independence of Turns

Treatment of the Excessive Gambler: The Cognitive Approach

Treatment of the Excessive Gambler: The Behavioural Approach

Relapse Prevention

Difficulties Related to the treatment: How to Overcome Them

Appendix 1: The South Oaks Gambling Screen

Appendix 2: Diagnostic Interview for Pathological Gambling
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Robert Ladouceur Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada.

Caroline Sylvain Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada.

Claude Boutin Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada.

Celine Doucet Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada.
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