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The Conceptual Framework of Harmful Gambling: A Revised Framework for Understanding Gambling Harm

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About the Course

The article titled ‘The Conceptual Framework of Harmful Gambling: A revised framework for understanding gambling harm’ introduces an updated framework that aims to comprehensively grasp the different aspects and effects of gambling harm. The goal is to offer a more in-depth and holistic view of the negative consequences associated with gambling, going beyond individual behavior, and considering wider societal factors. This revised framework covers four main domains: individual, interpersonal, community, and societal. Each domain explores various elements such as financial outcomes, emotional distress, breakdowns in relationships, and societal inequalities to provide a thorough understanding of the harm caused by gambling. The article stresses the significance of adopting this revised framework in research, policymaking, and interventions to effectively tackle the complex nature of gambling harm and its broader implications on society.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, The Conceptual Framework of Harmful Gambling: A Revised Framework for Understanding Gambling Harm created by Dr. Margo Hilbrecht and David Baxter, M.A. in 2020.

Publication Date:

J Behav Addict. 2020 Jun; 9(2): 190–205. 2020

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Dr. Margo Hilbrecht

Dr. Margo Hilbrecht is a dedicated scholar and advocate recognized for her contributions to the field of sociology. With a PhD in Sociology, her research focuses on gender studies, social inequalities, and community development. She has published more than 30 works in peer reviewed publications.

David Baxter, M.A.

David Baxter is a prominent figure in the field of gambling research, renowned for his expertise and contributions to understanding the complexities of gambling behavior and addiction. With a background in psychology and a passion for understanding human behavior. David s the Information Curation Specialist at Gambling Research Exchange Ontario. He has published multiple works in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

Danny Wamsley, LCASA
Danny Wamsley is a licensed addiction specialist with a clinical certification with the National Association of Dual Diagnosis (NADD). Danny currently works in manage care as a DSS liaison. His primary goal is to provide consultation to social workers who are involved with child-protective services and In-Home Services. Danny also has 10+ years of experience working with individuals diagnosed with intellectual disability and substance use. Danny’s professional interests include addictions/recovery, intellectual disability, foster care, military, trauma, and domestic violence.

Recommended For:

Addiction professionals, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for beginners.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. To reflect current knowledge as it relates to factors associated with harmful gambling.
  2. To assist stakeholders across the gambling landscape to better understand the complex dynamics involved in harmful gambling to enable better informed decision making.
  3. To guide the development of future research programs by identifying areas where research is most needed.

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