Overcoming Your Pathological Gambling: Workbook

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Oxford University Press, USA, Dec 28, 2006 - Psychology - 83 pages
If you feel as if you can no longer control your gambling, if your gambling has interfered with your family, social, or working life, this workbook can help you take back control.Though gambling has become increasingly prevalent in society, pathological gambling is a serious condition. Pathological gamblers find they are unable to participate in their social lives, have problems at work, and end up in financial trouble because they feel compelled to keep gambling. Much of this problem comes from incorrect beliefs about the nature of the game; people believe they can beat the system or learn to control the outcome of games of chance. In this treatment, you will learn not only how to avoid problem situations, but also the truth about gambling.Overcoming Your Pathological Gambling is written by researchers who have spent over two decades studying the psychology of gambling. This book represents the treatment they have found to be most effective at controlling the urge to gamble, understanding the true nature of gambling games, and preventing future gambling problems. Intended for use in conjunction with supervised therapy, this workbook includes various self-assessments and exercises designed to help you reach the ultimate goal of complete abstinence from gambling.This workbook and the corresponding therapist guide form a complete treatment package that will help you overcome your gambling problem and learn recovery skills that are useful for a lifetime.TreatmentsThatWorkTM represents the gold standard of behavioral healthcare interventions!
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Overcoming Your Pathological Gambling

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This is only a workbook. I thought it was an informational tool to help with gambling addiction. It will only be helpful if you work in conjunction with a therapist otherwise the book is useless. Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Pretreatment Assessment
5
Chapter 3 Session 1
9
Chapter 4 Sessions 2 3
19
Chapter 5 Session 4
37
Chapter 6 Sessions 57
39
Chapter 7 Sessions 810
57
Chapter 8 Sessions 11 12
61
Chapter 9 Posttreatment Assessment
73
Chapter 10 FollowUp Assessment
77
References
81
About the Authors
83
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Robert Ladouceur and Stella Lachances are both with the School of Psychology, Universite Laval.

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