The Role of Mindfulness in the Cognitive-Behavioural Treatment of Problem Gambling
Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: http://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101551
About the Course:
Recent years have witnessed the emergence of mindfulness meditation as an important intervention in the alleviation of illness-related disability and distress. Mindfulness meditation assists the individual in learning more adaptive ways of responding to aversive mental states. Given the prominence of distorted thinking among problem gamblers and the difficulty in modifying them, mindfulness meditation holds promise as an adjunctive intervention to help problem gamblers learn to cope with gambling-relevant cognitive distortions.
Journal of Gambling Issues
Issue 19, January 2007
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about the role of mindfulness in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of problem gambling. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Discuss the use of cognitive-behavioral therapy for treating pathological gambling and the rationale for adding mindfulness meditation to client treatment.
Identify and define cognitive distortions often associated with pathological gambling.
Explain the practice of mindfulness meditation and discuss the application of mindfulness to the treatment of problem gambling.
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