ACDTSP059-01F Gambling: The Hidden Addiction (with Josephine Nealley)
The purpose of this course is to provide the tools necessary to assess and treat problem gambling and to provide the CEUs necessary to apply for problem gambling credentialing, including the Massachusetts Problem Gambling Specialist Certification (MA-PGS). It is intended for the education of clinicians, addictions counselors, and other professionals interested in counseling problem gamblers. Treatment approaches are explained, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brief Therapies, Gamblers Anonymous and other peer support groups, and psychopharmacology. The course also examines the neurochemistry of gambling activity and the relationship of neurostransmitters with gambling and other compulsive behaviors.