A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Programme for Problem by Namrata Raylu

By Namrata Raylu

This e-book is a remedy handbook supplying counsel for therapists treating consumers with playing addictions.

In this booklet the authors use a cognitive behavioural process and supply a consultation by means of consultation consultant for overcoming challenge playing. crucial issues coated include:

  • assessment and psychoeducation
  • cognitive behavioural recommendations to stabilize gambling
  • identifying and demanding pondering errors
  • relaxation and imaginal exposure
  • problem fixing and objective setting
  • managing detrimental feelings
  • relapse prevention: conserving a balanced way of life and dealing with excessive threat occasions

A Cognitive Behavioural treatment Programme for challenge Gambling offers unique info to assist the therapist and buyer comprehend playing behaviours, in addition to functional suggestion on options that may be used with the buyer to alter those behaviours.

This sensible consultant contains handouts and workouts that may be downloaded via buyers of the print variation. it is going to offer worthy assistance for habit counsellors and therapists worldwide.

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Arribas and Martinez (1991) assessed the ef®cacy of a CBT programme (cognitive therapy, relapse prevention, stimulus control and response prevention, family therapy and exposure therapy) with four pathological gamblers. Improvement was reported for all participants posttreatment. Most of these earlier CBT studies with problem gamblers had small sample sizes, no random assignment, no control group and predominantly male samples. Subsequent studies tested the ef®cacy of CBT against waiting list control groups or pre-treatment results.

Fifth, unlike medications that are useful only as long as they are taken, CBT provides long lasting and practical skills that individuals can apply on their own to cope for the rest of their lives. Thus, considering the evidence of the ef®cacy of CBT in treating problem gambling and the advantages of using this approach, a book containing a CBT programme to treat problem gamblers is logical. Thus, the following chapters in this book will take the CBT approach to treat problem gambling. It is presented in a manual format to help mental health workers to use the book as a tool for the treatment of problem gamblers.

Impaired impulse control or increased sensitivity to endorphin-based stimulation) may make some individuals more susceptible to maladaptive gambling patterns. Session 1: Assessment 41 Big win(s) in the early stages of gambling. Parental history of chemical dependence and/other other mental health problems. History of abuse (sexual, physical and verbal). Childhood death of parent or unrelated grief. Low levels of school and family connectedness during childhood.

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