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Author McCown, William George.

Title Best possible odds : contemporary treatment strategies for gambling disorders / William G. McCown, Linda L. Chamberlain
Published New York : John Wiley, [2000]


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 MELB  616.85841 Mcc/Bpo 2000  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 260 pages ; 25 cm
Contents 1. An introduction to gambling and gambling disorders -- 2. Paradigms of problem gambling behavior -- 3. The phenomenology of gambling -- 4. Etiologies and maintenance of gambling disorders: a brief review -- 5. Treatment for pathological gambling: inpatient programs and gamblers anonymous -- 6. A multiphasic model of outpatient treatment -- 7. Working strategies for treatment success: the pragmatics of therapy for abusive and addicted gamblers -- 8. Assessment of gambling and gambling-related psychological disturbances -- 9. Chaos theory, gambling, and addictions: speculations on new methods of nonlinear treatment -- 10. Family systems therapy: treating the patient and the system -- 11. Epilogue: considerations for future research and interventions
Summary "Written by two leading national experts in the field, Best Possible Odds is the first comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the assessment and treatment of compulsive gamblers and their families. Based upon the authors' extensive firsthand experience, it arms mental health professionals with a rational framework for making sense of the often puzzling behaviors of compulsive gamblers, providing an array of tools and techniques for successful interventions."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-252) and indexes
Subject Compulsive gamblers.
Compulsive gambling.
Gambling -- Texts.
Impulse control disorders.
Compulsive Personality Disorder -- therapy.
Gambling -- psychology.
Disruptive, Impulse Control, and Conduct Disorders -- therapy.
Author Chamberlain, Linda L.
LC no. 99016055
ISBN 0471189693 (alk. paper)