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- Best-practice guidelines for the clinical management of problem and disordered gambling
- Contains empirically derived findings that translate research into practical clinical applications that clinicians and counselors can use in understanding and treating problem gamblers
- Brings together a distinguished international group of scholars whose contributions discuss gambling as it occurs around the globe
- Clearly organized into sections that cover conceptualization, research, assessment, treatment, and special topics
David C S Richard,Ph.D., is Dean of the Hamilton Holt School and Professor of Psychology at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. His research interests include behavioral analysis of problem and disordered gambling and risk-taking, trauma, measurement development, and the relationship between nutrition and mental health. He is co-editor of the journal International Gambling Studies.
Alex Blaszczynski is the Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Sydney, Director of the University of Sydney’s Gambling Research Unit, and Director of the Gambling Treatment Centre. In 1995, Professor Blaszczynski was a co-recipient of the American Council of Problem Gambling Directors Award, and in 2004, the National Centre for Responsible Gambling senior investigator’s research award for his work in the field of disordered gambling. He is a founding member of the National Association for Gambling Studies, and he is the Editor of International Gambling Studies.
Lia Nower J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Social Work and Director of the Center for Gambling Studies, Rutgers University. Her research focuses on the etiology and treatment of problem and disordered gambling and co-morbid addictive disorders, gambling-related policy issues, psychometric measurement, and elements of recovery. She is currently co-editor of International Gambling Studies and a consultant and grant reviewer for international, national and state agencies.
Table of Contents
Editors’ Foreword vii
1 The Conceptualization and Diagnosis of Disordered Gambling 1
David C. S. Richard and Julia Humphrey
2 Epidemiology: An International Perspective 26
Rachel A. Volberg and Robert J. Williams
3 Contributions from Neuroscience and Neuropsychology 49
Anna E. Goudriaan, Ruth J. van Holst, Dick J. Veltman, and Wim van den Brink
4 Behavioral Risk Factors in Disordered Gambling and Treatment Implications 71
Paul H. Delfabbro
5 Dopamine and Learning: Brain–Behavior Interactions in Disordered Gambling 98
Julia Humphrey and David C. S. Richard
6 Disordered Gambling and Personality Traits 117
Molly A. Nikolas and Christopher J. Hopwood
7 Case Conceptualization with Clients Presenting with Disordered Gambling 132
8 A Review of Problem Gambling Assessment Instruments and Brief Screens 165
9 Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Translating Research into Clinical Practice 204
Alex Blaszczynski and Lia Nower
10 The Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Female Problem Gambling 225
Nicki A. Dowling
11 Understanding Gamblers Anonymous – A Practitioner’s Guide 251
Peter Ferentzy, Wayne Skinner, and Paul Antze
12 The CARE Model: How to Improve Industry–Government–Health Care Provider Linkages 263
Michael J. A. Wohl, Travis Sztainert, and Matthew M. Young
13 Predictors of Treatment Outcome in Disordered Gambling 283
David M. Ledgerwood, Amy Loree, and Leslie H. Lundahl
14 Gambling Among Teens, College Students and Youth 306
Caroline E. Temcheff, Renee A. St-Pierre, and Jeffrey L. Derevensky
15 The Technological Convergence of Gambling and Gaming Practices 327
Mark D. Griffiths, Daniel L. King, and Paul H. Delfabbro
16 Gambling and Older Adults 347
Jamey J. Lister and Lia Nower
17 Internet Gaming and Disordered Gambling 361
18 Legal and Financial Issues and Disordered Gambling 386
Lia Nower and Alex Blaszczynski
19 Effects of Nutrition on Mental Health Conditions Associated with a Gambling Disorder 400
David C. S. Richard
20 Research Directions and Unanswered Questions in the Treatment of Disordered Gambling: Results of an Empirical Study 427