UMD Continuing Education
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Upon completion of this certificate, learners will be able to:
- Discuss the importance of the winning phase in the progression of a gambling addiction.
- Integrate the concept of 'the bailout' into a treatment plan for a gambling addiction client.
- Identify maladaptive behavior and thinking as it relates to the addiction process.
- Differentiate between the motives for gambling among different gambling types.
- Identify a personal belief system about winning as it relates to superstition and magical thinking.
- Describe how the cognitive development of an individual aids in the development of a gambling addiction.
- Integrate the underlying personality dynamics in assessing pathological gambling.
- Explain the importance of looking at the entire psychosocial environment when assessing pathological gambling.
- Identify two models for understanding the functioning of the gambler.
- Identify methods for assessing the gambler, and list the major assessment tools.
- Complete an initial assessment and formal diagnosis of a pathological gambler.
- Demonstrate how DSM-IV Criteria and GA Twenty Questions are used in diagnosis.
- Differentiate between other disorders and pathological gambling.
- Discuss the five stages of the grieving process.
- Integrate the concept of unresolved grief into an understanding of the development of a gambling addiction.
- Understand the concept of substitute satisfaction and its role in the development of the gambling addiction.
- Describe the phases of the Miller Treatment Model.
- Critique the importance of this model in the treatment of an addicted gambler.
- Apply this concept to a specific caseload.
- Identify specific learning interventions for pathological gamblers in treatment.
- Develop a therapeutic cognitive approach in dealing with a pathological gambler.
- Identify significant psychological factors in the development of a gambling disorder.
- Integrate working treatment plan skills.
- Examine the role that unmet needs and substitute satisfaction play in the gambling disordered client's life.
- Trace the gambler's unresolved grief episodes to the development of a gambling disorder.
- Identify three early family history patterns and examine their relationship to the gambling disorder.
- Trace the gambler's cycle of rebellion, guilt and shame, and conformity.
- Describe the 'Teflon' and ‘Velcro’ phases of rebellion and conformity.
- Identify seven elements of the gambler's dissociative experience.
- Explain the recommended treatment interventions based on strengths and needs in the area of personal, interpersonal, vocational, financial, and legal.
- Diagram the significant stress source in the client's life and the implications for treatment.
- Identify behaviors and patterns evidenced during the Assessment & Diagnosis: Advanced Questionnaire
- Utilize news articles to summarize current legal thinking on pathological gambling sentencing.
- State impressions of client drawn from the House-Tree-Person projective test.
- Identify significant experiences related to money.
- Discuss personal attitudes and feelings about money.
- Relate personal attitudes to counseling practice.
- Identify the two reasons for the client's distressing affect.
- Discuss the importance of isolation of affect.
- List five personality vulnerabilities in this type of gambler.
- List eight thinking patterns the gambler uses to deny reality.
- Analyze the active/passive dimension of the psychodynamic concepts of the pathological gambler.
- Assess the roles of physical reality and emotional reality in the understanding and treatment of the impulsive disordered client.