Gambling Problems: An Introduction for Behavioral Health Services Providers (1 credit hour)

Program Summary:  This course offers an introduction to gambling disorder and includes a discussion of symptoms, DSM-5 diagnostic criteria, and treatment factors.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  

Course Reading:

Gambling Problems:  An Introduction for Behavioral Health Services Providers by SAMHSA

with screening tools

Find the reading at: http://www.freestatesocialwork.com/articles/gambling_problems.pdf

Course Objectives:  To enhance professional practice, values, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to the diagnosis and treatment of gambling disorder.

Learning Objectives:   Compare pathological gambling, gambling disorder, and problem gambling.  Identify DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for gambling disorder.  Give an example of a screening tool for gambling problems.  Describe treatment strategies for gambling problems.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

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1: Only about ___________ of people with a gambling problem seek treatment for the problem.
 
 
 
 
2: The DSM-5 offers diagnostic criteria for
 
 
3: In the DSM-5, gambling disorder is categorized under
 
 
4: According to the DSM-5, the number of diagnostic criteria that must be met as a basis for diagnosis is
 
 
 
 
5: According to the DSM-5, committing illegal acts to finance gambling has been ____________ the list of diagnostic criteria.
 
 
6: _____________ are more likely to have gambling problems.
 
 
7: Women are more likely to be
 
 
8: Loss of control, cravings, withdrawal, and tolerance are characteristics of
 
 
 
9: Which screening tool consists of two questions?
 
 
 
10: Which of the following is the most common reason people seek treatment for gambling problems?
 
 
 
 
11: Which treatment approach tries to modify negative or self-defeating thoughts and behaviors?
 
 
 

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Free State Social Work, LLC, provider #1235, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Free State Social Work, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 9/6/2018 - 9/6/2021. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 1 continuing education clock hour.

Free State Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP NO. 6605. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Free State Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

G.M. Rydberg-Cox, MSW, LSCSW is the Continuing Education Director at Free State Social Work and responsible for the development of this course.  She received her Masters of Social Work in 1996 from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and she has over 20 years of experience.  She has lived and worked as a social worker in Chicago, Boston, and Kansas City.  She currently practices in the area of hospital/medical social work.  The reading materials for this course were developed by another organization.