If you feel as though 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 feel 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. 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.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 276 g
Dimensions: 280 x 217 x 8 mm
"An excellent guide and workbook to assist therapists in the treatment of pathological gambling."--PsycCRITIQUES
"[T]here are hundreds of books available on the topic of pathological gambling. Some are meant for researchers, some for clinicians, and others for the patients and families themselves. The majority of the self-help workbooks for sale, though, are not evidenced-based and have not been tested in a rigorous scientific manner. These two companion books--first-authored by one of the leading clinicians and researchers in the world on pathological gambling--are quite different. . . the materials presented in both books are accurate, easy-to-read, and applicable to every subtype of problem and pathological gambler. . .These two books would be excellent starter materials to any gambling treatment program or counselor who is beginning to gain experience in the management of pathological gambling."--Journal of Gambling Issues
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