This Therapist Guide provides clinicians with session-by-session instructions for implementing an effective, CBT-based treatment for pathological gambling. The treatment outlined helps clients to not only overcome their problem, but also to deal with the many consequences of their excessive gambling including financial problems and interpersonal conflicts.
Over the past 30 years there has been a dramatic increase in the availability of convenient and legal gambling opportunities. Accompanying this proliferation of gambling is a growing understanding that between 5% and 9% of adults experience significant to severe problems due to their gambling activities. These problems have become a real health concern, with substantial costs to individuals, families, and communities. The objective of this book is to provide the clinician – or graduate student – with essential information about problem and pathological gambling. After placing this behavioral addiction and its co-occurring difficulties in perspective, by describing its proliferation, the associated costs, and diagnostic criteria and definitions, the authors present detailed information on a strategy to assess and treat gambling problems in an outpatient setting.
A research-based guide to controlling the destructive urge to gamble From Howard Shaffer, PhD, a noted expert on gambling addiction, and Harvard Health Publications comes Change Your Gambling, Change your Life, a landmark new book which explains how gambling problems are related to other underlying issues: such as anxiety, mood fluctuation, difficulty with impulse control, and substance abuse problems. Dr. Shaffer offers a series of self-tests to help evaluate the degree of gambling problem and analyze the psychological and social context of the behavior, with specific strategies and approaches for ending the problems with simple tools that anyone can do. Explains why many people have a problem controlling their urge to gamble and how that can be corrected Includes a toolbox of resources for anyone who wants to stop the vicious cycle of gambling Offers advice for avoiding slips and preventing backslides and how to deal with the consequences With candor and expert advice, Change Your Gambling, Change Your Life provides proven techniques for controlling the urge to gamble.
If you feel you are no longer in control of your behavior, that your actions may have interfered with your family, social, or working life, this workbook can help you take back control. Impulse control disorders (ICDs) include pathological gambling (PG), kleptomania/compulsive stealing (KM), pyromania/fire setting (PY), and compulsive buying (CB). ICDs are characterized by difficulties resisting urges to engage in behaviors that are excessive and/or ultimately harmful to oneself or others. ICDs are relatively common and can be significantly harmful - even life threatening. They can also be effectively treated with behavioral therapies. Overcoming Impulse Control Problems is written by researchers with years of experience studying the psychology of impulse control disorders. This book represents the treatment they have found to be the most effective at controlling urges to gamble, steal, set fires, and over-spend. It will also help you to better understand the true nature of impulse control problems, and will help to prevent future problems. Intended for use in conjunction with supervised therapy, this workbook includes various self-assessmnets and exercises designed to help you realize the truth behind your actions, and to reach the ultimate goal of changing your impulsive behaviors. This workbook and the corresponding therapist guide form a complete treatment package that will help you overcome your impulsive behaviors and learn skills that are useful for a lifetime.
"This is a wonderful resource for nurses and other healthcare professionals providing care for patients with Parkinson's Disease (PD)Ö.This unique book provides readers with access to multiple experts in the field and a wide variety of pertinent topics in the care of patients with PD. This is an excellent addition to the field and will be extremely useful for interdisciplinary teams caring for these patients." Score: 100, 5 stars --Doody's The incidence of Parkinson's is growing as the number of older adults making up the general population increases. The demand for nurses who specialize in the care of patients with movement disorders is also increasing and it is crucial that they have a comprehensive manual for patient care. Lisette Bunting-Perry and Gwyn Vernon have years of experience working with Parkinson's patients and have put together a team of internationally renowned clinicians who provide a truly comprehensive review of the information you need for the care of patients with this complex clinical profile. Comprehensive Nursing Care for Parkinson's Disease covers what is presently known about the disease and current evidence-based standards of care, including management through deep brain stimulation, palliative care for frail older adults with Parkinson's, medication management, nonmotor complications and psychosocial issues, and complementary and alternative approaches. This is an indispensable bedside companion in caring for those with Parkinson's as well as a much needed catalyst for the evaluation of future patient needs and the further development of comprehensive models of care.
Real people are developing real addictions online -- and are in need of real solutions. If you are concerned about your child, your college student, your spouse, or yourself, Real Solutions for Internet Addictions can help. Christian author and Internet expert Stephen Watters helps you diagnose compulsive behavior and looks specifically at online shopping and trading, chat rooms, computer games, gambling, and sexuality. Book jacket.
A crime-protection manual explains how to burglar-proof a home, avoid attacks by robbers, rapists, and muggers, keep children safe from molestation and kidnapping, travel safely, spot con men, and make a neighborhood safe
AN INVITATION TO HEALTH, 10th Edition introduces students to research, information, and recommendations related to health and healthy lifestyles. Reviewed by over 80 instructors, this informative text focuses on change and prevention and supplies students with the lessons they'll need to make responsible healthy decisions in their daily lives.
A comprehensive medical reference incorporates the latest trends in health care, emphasizing wellness and preventive medicine, updating current health issues, and featuring information on the latest in technology and treatment options.
A directory for patients, families, paraprofessionals, and professionals in the field. Early sections offer chapters overviewing specific disorders and treatment options, list organizational, print, electronic, and media resources, and describe national associations and federal and state agencies. Later sections provide data for professionals on accreditation and quality assurance, print and electronic resources, training, and conferences, and list products and services that support clinical management of mental disorders, such as databases, software companies, and information services. A final section lists drug companies by both company name and drug name. Includes disorder, entry name, and geographic indexes.
Problem gambling has traditionally been seen as an individual issue: it's your problem, you deal with it. But this new book, takes an innovative sociological approach, considering problem gambling as a public health issue (it has social causes and significant health outcomes). This book is based on first-hand interviews that take us right into the lives of a selection of problem gamblers; we see how gambling is influenced by, and in turn influences, relationships with intimate partners - husbands, wives, children. Based on important new research, this book looks into the personal relationships of problem gamblers, and comes out with some surprising results. It provides a superb discussion of expert opinion on the subject, includes first-hand narratives of those who have suffered from gambling addictions, and brings essential new explanatory concepts to the issue.
This Second Edition has broadly expanded to offer the most comprehensive information covering the field of behavioral health, with critical information for both the layman & mental health professional. For the layman, this directory offers understandable descriptions of 25 Mental Health disorders as well as detailed information on Associations, Media Support Groups & Mental Health Facilities. For the professional, The Complete Mental Health Directory offers critical & comprehensive information on Managed Care Organizations Information Systems, Government Agencies & Provider Organizations. For immediate access to information, The Complete Mental Health Directory four indexes: a brand new Web Sites Index, a Disorder Index, an Organization Index & a Geographic Index. This comprehensive volume of needed & useful information will be a welcome addition to any reference collection.
Includes 62 elegantly designed client handouts that provide information in a clear, user-friendly format Ideal for use in waiting rooms, at presentations, or as newsletters to help you inform clients and market your practice Enclosed CD-ROM contains all of the handouts that you can print out and distribute to your clients Help educate your couples and families on a variety of mental health topics The Couples and Family Client Education Handout Planner provides you with an array of ready-to-use handouts designed to educate your clients on a variety of issues and concerns related to their mental health and personal growth. This easy-to-use sourcebook features: 62 fact-filled handouts on various psychological and emotional disorders and life skills techniques Listings of resources where clients can go for reliable, in-depth information Handouts that provide educational information on a wide variety of mental health issues affecting couples and families, including addiction, depression, parent/teen conflicts, financial stress, separation and divorce, and many others A CD-ROM that contains handouts in a PDF format–allowing you to easily print out and distribute them to suit you, your clients’, and your practice’s unique style and needs