Problem gambling is on the increase in today's society, with devastating effects on family finances and relationships. Until now, clinicians had no comprehensive, user-friendly, single source for understanding and treating the condition of pathological gambling. Counseling Problem Gamblers and Their Families: A Clinician's Guide pulls together clinical wisdom and research findings into a treatment package aimed at developing the component skills for successful recovery. It makes available, with instructions, the most well regarded assessment instruments for identifying gambling problems and discusses how they relate to DSM diagnosis.
Counseling Problem Gamblers and Their Families: A Clinician's Guide covers a wide range of issues related to problem gambling and those affected by it. Among the unique features of the book are:
· Step-by-step treatment plans
· Diagnostic instruments developed by the author
· Focus on specific cultural concerns, with clinical applications for women, minorities, and religiously committed persons
· Integration of spirituality in treatment
· Coping strategies for family members Foreword written by Joan Franklin, President of the National Council of Problem Gambling
This manual is truly a gift to counselors and their gambling clients and families.