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Title: Single-Session Exposure Therapy for Problem Gambling: A Single-Case Experimental Design
Contributor(s): Tolchard, Barry  (author); Thomas, Lyndall (author); Battersby, Malcolm (author)
Publication Date: 2006
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/8083
Abstract: There is a paucity of treatment-outcome research for problem or pathological gambling. Single-session exposure therapy has been used successfully with a broad range of psychological disorders such as panic disorder and the phobias. This article will describe the use of single-session graded exposure to treat problem gambling with an Electronic Gaming Machine (EGM) gambler. Pretreatment to 6-month follow-up repeated measures showed a significant reduction in client-rated gambling severity, that is, showed a significant reduction in client-rated gambling severity (Gambling Severity Checklist [GSCL]), the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R) and the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). This case demonstrates a novel intervention which is brief, convenient and accessible to the client, and which resulted in gains maintained over the medium-term. This promising single case indicates the need for further research to determine whether positive benefits are realised in larger randomised control designs.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Behaviour Change, 23(2), p. 148-155
Publisher: Australian Academic Press
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 0813-4839
Field of Research (FOR): 111714 Mental Health
170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
920410 Mental Health
920209 Mental Health Services
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
Other Links: http://www.atypon-link.com/AAP/doi/abs/10.1375/bech.23.2.148
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