101267: The Case of the Bleak Blackjack Bettor

Clinical Depression and Pathological Gambling

About the Course:

The Case of the Bleak Blackjack Bettor: Clinical Depression and Pathological Gambling focuses on difficult situations that clinicians face when dealing with individuals suffering from pathological gambling.

Journal/Publisher:

Journal of Gambling Issues

Publication Date:

April 2006

Author

Bruce Ballon

About the Author:

Bruce Ballon (BSc, MD FRCP) is a psychiatrist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, an assistant professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine, and assistant professor of psychiatry and addiction psychiatry education coordinator at the University of Toronto. He is a clinical education specialist and consulting psychiatrist to the problem gambling, youth addiction, and concurrent disorder services at CAMH.

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 clinical depression and pathological gambling. It is appropriate for an introductory level of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the different types of depression.

  2. Describe pathological gambling and depression.

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