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Title: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Problem Gamblers
Contributor(s): Battersby, Malcolm (author); Oakes, Jane (author); Tolchard, Barry  (author); Forbes, Angus (author); Pols, Rene (author)
Publication Date: 2008
DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-72173-6_11
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Abstract: The cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) approach used within the unit for the treatment of problem gambling is based on the same principles used to treat clients with anxiety disorders and depression. This approach is based on the work of Isaac Marks (Marks, 1986) and was introduced by Battersby (Tolchard and Battersby, 2000) to South Australia in 1996. The service is part of the Break Even network funded by the South Australian government Department of Families and Communities and is integrated with the Mental Health Sciences postgraduate courses in cognitive-behavioral therapy for health professionals at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia. This chapter provides an outline of the theoretical framework, assessment process, specific treatment methods, and measurement of treatment outcomes of the Flinders Therapy Service for Problem Gamblers. A case example and outcome data are provided to demonstrate the treatment model and its effectiveness. An overview of treatment Outcomes for problem gambling assessing different modalities is discussed.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: In the Pursuit of Winning: Problem Gambling Theory, Research and Treatment, p. 179-197
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: New York, United States of America
ISBN: 9780387721729
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 111714 Mental Health
170299 Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
920410 Mental Health
920401 Behaviour and Health
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Editor: Editor(s): Masood Zangeneh, Alex Blaszczynski and Nigel E Turner
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