Pathological Gambling

A Clinical Guide to Treatment

About the Course:

Pathological Gambling provides a comprehensive overview of some of the latest research in this fast-growing but often overlooked field. In particular, it will help clinicians to recognize and appropriately treat clients with gambling problems.

Journal/Publisher:

American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.

Publication Date:

2004

Authors

Jon E. Grant (editor); Marc N. Potenza, M.D., Ph.D. (editor)

About the Authors:

Jon E.Grant, J.D., M.D., M.P.H., is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown Medical School and the Director of the Impulse Control Disorders Clinic at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.

Marc N. Potenza, M.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about pathological gambling. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the clinical characteristics of gambling.

  2. Explain the etiology of gambling.

  3. Describe the prevention and treatment of gambling.

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