Digital Seminar

Gambling Disorder: A Clinician's Guide to Screening, Assessment, & Treatment Options



Do you know how to recognize the signs your client might have a gambling problem?  Underlying gambling problems could be interfering with treatment outcomes and Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor Kathleen Zamperini is here to make sure you don’t miss this hidden secret in your next session!

Purchase this seminar and walk away with the tools to:  

  • Effectively assess clients for underlying gambling problems  
  • Uncover the key issues clients struggle within Gambling Disorder  
  • Complete a brief intervention 
  • Provide referrals for specialized gambling treatment 

Don’t miss out – this is a must-have training for all clinicians, purchase today! 


Details

Product Details
Average Rating:
   4.5
Faculty:
Kathleen Zamperini, LPC, NCGC-1, CMHIMP
Duration:
2 Hours 55 Minutes
Copyright:
Jul 28, 2020
Product Code:
POS056795
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD
Access:
Never expires.

CPD


Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 3.0 hours CPD.

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Faculty

Kathleen Zamperini, LPC, NCGC-1, CMHIMP Related seminars and products: 2


Kathleen D. Zamperini, LPC, NCGC-1, CMHIMP has a master’s degree in counseling psychology and a master’s degree in education with secondary guidance certification. She is a licensed professional counselor and is a Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor. Kathleen received a degree in holistic nutrition from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and is a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider. She has a passion for helping clients understand the role of nutrition in mental health. She has 30 years of counseling experience working with persons dealing with depression and anxiety, and is the director of counseling for a large social service agency, Catholic Charities, in Pittsburgh, PA. she has published articles in the National Gambling Association Newsletter on the role of nutrition in treating gambling addictions, and presented numerous presentations on this topic, including a statewide conference.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Kathleen Zamperini is the director of counseling for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Kathleen Zamperini has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.


Additional Info

Program Information

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


Objectives

  1. Assess warning signs and symptoms that indicate the development of problematic gambling.  
  2. Evaluate intervention strategies and stages of recovery for gambling disorder.   
  3. Distinguish when to refer to a Gambling Counselor and how to find professional resources in your area.  

Outline

Assessment and Screening 

  • Top 5 red flags when gambling becomes problematic 
  • DSM-5 criteria for Gambling Disorder 
  • Action gambler vs. Escape gambler 
  • Risk factors: Genetics, co-occurring disorders, and predisposing events 
  • Assessments and screenings  
    • Lie-Bet –2 simple questions you can add to your current assessment 
    • Gambler’s Anonymous twenty questions 
    • South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS) 
    • G-BIRT – how to ask screening questions for the best results 
  • The stages of problem gambling 
    • Winning/social, losing, desperation, hopelessness  
  • Factors affecting progression 
    • Life stressors and internal factors 
    • Depression, general health, nutrition, and more 
      • Case study – 65-year-old female – gambling triggers/sugar 

Treatment and Intervention Strategies  

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 
  • Self-esteem and self-care strategies, including nutrition 
  • Grief counselling 
  • Case study – 43 – year old male – unresolved grief 
  • Self-exclusion  
  • Financial problems are the symptom not the cause 
    • What is a ‘bailout” and how does it affect gambling problems? 
  • Stages of recovery 
    • Critical stage 
    • Rebuilding stage 
    • Growth stage 

Clinical and Ethical Considerations 

  • Education and awareness for clients 
  • When to refer to a Gambling Counselor 
  • The limitations of research studies 
  • Additional resources  
    • Gamblers Anonymous 
    • GAM-ANON 
    • National Council on Problem Gambling 

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Psychotherapists
  • Therapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses

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