A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Programme for Problem by Namrata Raylu

By Namrata Raylu

This publication is a remedy guide offering advice for therapists treating consumers with playing addictions.

In this ebook the authors use a cognitive behavioural technique and supply a consultation by means of consultation advisor for overcoming challenge playing. crucial subject matters coated include:

  • assessment and psychoeducation
  • cognitive behavioural options to stabilize gambling
  • identifying and hard pondering errors
  • relaxation and imaginal exposure
  • problem fixing and objective setting
  • managing detrimental feelings
  • relapse prevention: retaining a balanced way of life and dealing with excessive danger events

A Cognitive Behavioural remedy Programme for challenge Gambling offers specified info to aid the therapist and shopper comprehend playing behaviours, in addition to functional recommendation on concepts that may be used with the customer to alter those behaviours.

This useful consultant contains handouts and routines that may be downloaded by means of buyers of the print variation. it is going to supply useful tips for dependancy counsellors and therapists worldwide.

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Therapists with more knowledge of the gambling/problem gambling literature may ®nd this section too detailed. Assessing all the variables in such detail is not necessary for all clients. We decided that such detail would ensure that CBT-trained therapists from a wide range of backgrounds would feel comfortable in assessing the client. Furthermore, assessment of the client needs to be ongoing and interventions altered as necessary (Marlatt, 1988). 2 CONDUCT AN ASSESSMENT The assessment interview aims to elicit a great deal of information about the nature of the client's problems, current functioning, background and motivation towards treatment.

Gambling with increasing amounts of money in order to achieve the desired excitement. Repeated unsuccessful efforts to control or stop gambling. Getting restless or irritable when attempting to control or stop gambling. Gambling to escape from problems or negative moods. Continuing gambling despite losses to recoup money lost. g. lost money). g. theft) to ®nance gambling or gambling debts. g. relationships and jobs) due to gambling. Borrowing money to ®nance gambling or gambling debts. ); current triggers of gambling; chasing behaviour.

Psychological treatments were signi®cantly more effective than no treatment at post-treatment and follow up (average 17 months). Korn and Shaffer (2004) reviewed the problem gambling psychological treatment literature and suggested that the therapies that have the most robust evidence in treating problem gambling appear to be behaviour therapy and CBT. Unlike the studies that have assessed the ef®cacy of other therapeutic approaches in treating problem gambling, studies assessing the ef®cacy of behaviour therapy and CBT have often been randomized control trials with reasonable sample sizes and follow-up periods (usually 6±12 month follow-up periods).

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