Online CE Courses
An overview of pathological gambling as an impulse control disorder.
Continuing Education Hours: 3
Stephanie Barshay is a Licensed Professional Counselor of Mental Health and Nationally Certified Gambling Counselor (NCGC-II). Ms. Barshay has lectured nationally on gambling addiction.
General Course Description:
Gambling is often referred to as the hidden addiction. You could be speaking to your neighbor, friend, relative, and never know that they were a suffering from gambling addiction. There would be no telltale behavior, smell, or white powder under the nose to alert you that this person was coping with a serious addiction. Likewise, the gambler may enter into recreational gambling without realizing that he is traveling into a perfect storm leading to personal and financial devastation.
This introductory course provides a through overview of pathological gambling as an impulse control disorder. Criteria for diagnosis are provided and reviewed, methods for assessment are presented, and a stages of gambling model is offered and discussed. Co-morbid disorders commonly associated with pathological gambling are examined. Psychotherapy considerations, and treatment strategies are presented to aid the therapist in working with clients struggling with a gambling addiction.
This continuing education course is designed to help you:
- Describe pathological gambling based on DSM-IV criteria
- Discuss the stages of gambling model
- Explain common factors associated with pathological gambling
- Identity frequently used methods of assessment
- Discuss treatment considerations and strategies
NASW, NBCC, NAADAC, CA Board of Registered Nurses, CA BBS, OH Social WorkCost: 30.00