Gambling Disorder (3 CE)
Course Description: Gambling in America is becoming an increasingly acceptable and visible part of the social fabric. The availability and variety of gambling outlets and opportunities have increased dramatically during the past decade and the advent of online gambling provides easy access and anonymity to millions of people who might otherwise not use gambling as a recreational outlet. This course offers an overview of pathological gambling, assessment and DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, treatment protocols, working with special populations, and a comprehensive resource compendium.
Authors: Judy Lam-Tran, M.A., LMFT, Mary Ella Viehe, Ph.D., LMFT
Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the symptoms of Gambling Disorder.
- Describe a variety of treatment interventions
- Match the appropriate treatment goals and interventions to the client's needs.
- Make appropriate referrals and treatment interventions for special populations who might be more vulnerable to this disorder or otherwise unable to recognize its severity.