Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101462
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About the Course:
While still in its infancy, the field of gambling research has evolved and added to a better understanding of this complex behavior, its measurement, its social and familial costs, ways of minimizing and preventing gambling problems, and methods of treating individuals with gambling problems. For most adolescents and adults gambling remains a form of entertainment without serious negative consequences. Yet, adolescent pathological gamblers, like their adult counterparts and independent of the negative consequences resulting from their excessive gambling, continue to chase their losses, exhibit a preoccupation with gambling, and have an impaired ability to stop gambling in spite of repeated attempts and their desire to do so. Our current empirical knowledge of youth gambling problems is reviewed and recommendations for future research are provided.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Adolescents With Gambling Problems: A Synopsis of Our Current Knowledge created by Rina Gupta and Jeffrey L. Derevensky
Journal of Gambling Issues
February, 2004, Issue 10
Course Material Authors
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about adolescent gambling problems. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Describe the major research into problem gambling conducted over the past years and important developments in the field.
Explain identified risk factors for adolescent problem gambling.
Identify current treatment paradigms for adolescents and young adults and the theoretical approaches on which they are based.
Discuss science-based gambling prevention efforts and tenets of the harm reduction approach.
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