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ERIC Number: ED530632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-29
Pages: 182
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 91
A Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Psychoeducational Group Manual for Problem Gambling
Cormier, Abigail; McBride, Dawn Lorraine
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This project provides a comprehensive overview of the research literature on problem gambling in adults and includes a detailed mindfulness-based psychoeducational group manual for problem gambling, complete with an extensive group counselling consent form, assessment and screening protocols, 10 user-friendly lesson plans, templates for a marketing poster and session notes, ample client handouts, and facilitator notes. The literature review commences with the definition of problem gambling and continues with a discussion regarding the maintenance, prevalence, psychosocial costs, and consequences of problem gambling. The literature review concludes highlighting the definition of mindfulness, its effectiveness, the relevance and effectiveness of mindfulness-based therapy for problem gambling, and the effectiveness of group therapy for problem gambling. The project devotes substantial consideration to the treatment of problem gambling using mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. One of the strengths of this project is it addressed the lack of resources in rural areas for problem gamblers. The group program manual, entitled Freedom from the Gambling Fog, is designed to be used by counsellors who do not have the time or skill set to research or design a comprehensive group treatment plan. Appended to this document are the following: (1) A Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Psychoeducational Group Manual For Problem Gambling: Freedom from the Gambling Fog; (2) Group Counselling Informed Consent Form; (3) Client Feedback and Client Satisfaction Questionnaire; (4) Group Membership Expectations Handout; (5) Group Client Session Note; (6) Marketing Poster; (7) Group Schedule Handout; (8) Problem Gambling Characteristics Handout; (9) Phases of Gambling Addiction and Recovery Handout; (10) Stages of Change Handout; (11) "Where Am I with My Gambling Problem?" Handout; (12) Since I Quit Gambling Handout; (13) Signs of Recovery from Problem Gambling Handout; (14) Irrational Thoughts about Gambling Handout; (15) Mindfulness Handout; (16) Mindfulness Rationale Handout; (17) The Visitor Handout; (18) Mindfulness of Feelings Handout; (19) Mindfulness Visuals Handout; (20) Team Building Exercise; (21) S.M.A.R.T. Goals Handout; (22) Therapy Goals Handout; (23) Gambling Thought Record Handout; (24) Gambling Cycle Handout; and (25) Warning Signs Handout. (Contains 1 note.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada