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The Gambling Addiction Client Workbook

Third Edition


August 2016 | 160 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The Gambling Addiction Client Workbook is an evidence-based program that uses treatments including motivational enhancement, cognitive-behavioral therapy, skills training, medication, and 12-step facilitation. This workbook walks clients through self-reflective activities and exercises meant to help them recognize the underlying motivations and causes of their gambling addiction and to learn the tools necessary for recovery. The Third Edition of this workbook includes coverage of all 12 steps of recovery. Chapters focused on honesty and relapse prevention as well as a personal recovery plan contribute to client success.

About the Author

Robert R. Perkinson is the clinical director of Keystone Treatment Center in Canton, South Dakota. He is a licensed psychologist; licensed marriage & family therapist; internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor; and a nationally certified gambling counselor and supervisor. In addition to the best-selling The Gambling Addiction Client Workbook, Third Edition, Dr. Perkinson is the author of The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Client Workbook, Third Edition and Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide, Fifth Edition.

 
Introduction
Honesty

 
Meetings

 
Higher Power

 
Gambling Patient Exercises

 
Motivation

 
 
Gambling History
 
Honesty for Gamblers
 
Step One for Gamblers
Powerlessness

 
Unmanageability

 
 
Step Two for Gamblers
A Power Greater Than Ourselves

 
 
Step Three for Gamblers
The Moral Law

 
The Key to Step Three

 
How to Turn It Over

 
 
Step Four for Gamblers
Personality Defects

 
Physical Liabilities

 
Time-Out

 
The Way to Recovery

 
We Stay on Track Through Action

 
Physical Assets

 
Mental Assets

 
The Autobiography

 
 
Step Five for Gamblers
 
Step Six for Gamblers
 
Step Seven for Gamblers
 
Step Eight for Gamblers
 
Step Nine for Gamblers
 
Step Ten for Gamblers
 
Step Eleven for Gamblers
 
Step Twelve for Gamblers
 
Relapse Prevention for Gamblers
Relapse Is a Process

 
The Relapse Warning Signs

 
Interpersonal Factors

 
When You Experience a Warning Sign

 
Positive Outcome Expectations

 
High-Risk Situations

 
How to See Through the First Bet

 
Lapse and Relapse

 
The Behavior Chain

 
How to Cope With Triggers

 
How to Cope With Craving

 
A Daily Relapse Prevention Plan

 
Social Support System

 
People Who Can Help You in Recovery

 
 
Personal Recovery Plan
Statement of Commitment

 
 
Recommendations for a Successful First Year in Recovery
First Day

 
First Week

 
First Month

 
First 3 Months

 
First 6 Months

 
By the First Year

 
Online Recovery Support

 
Gamtalk.org

 
 
Stress Management
Relaxation

 
Day 1

 
Day 2

 
Day 3

 
Day 4

 
Day 5

 
Day 6

 
Day 7

 
Exercise

 
Exercise Program

 
Changing Your Lifestyle

 
Problem-Solving Skills

 
Developing Pleasurable Activities

 
Social Skills

 
 
Appendix 1- Daily Craving Record
 
Appendix 2- Pressure Relief Group Meeting and Budget Form
To the Gamblers Anonymous Group

 
The Choice Is Yours

 
Directions

 
To the Creditor

 
Budget

 
List of Creditors

 
Repayment Schedule

 
Financial Summary

 
 
References
 
About the Author
 
Recovery Journal

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1


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Robert R. Perkinson

Robert R. Perkinson is the clinical director of Keystone Treatment Center in Canton, South Dakota. He is a licensed psychologist; licensed marriage & family therapist; internationally certified alcohol and drug counselor; South Dakota certified chemical dependency counselor, Level III; and a nationally certified gambling counselor and supervisor. His specialty areas focus on treating alcoholics, addicts, and pathological gamblers. He is the author of Chemical Dependency Counseling: A Practical Guide (2nd ed.) (2003a), which is the leading treatment manual in the world for chemical dependency counselors. With Dr. Arthur E. Jongsma Jr. ... More About Author

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