Guest Speaker: Professor David Hodgins

Posted on: Tuesday, 08 October 2013

Turning Point is pleased to announce the following presentation by Professor David Hodgins

Helping Problem Gamblers Change.  Self-directed brief treatments

Monday 14th October,  12pm – 1pm,  at Turning Point - 142 Gertrude Street Fitzroy

A number of trials suggest that brief motivational treatment helps problem gamblers reduce their gambling and related problems.  Three practical applications are described:  use of a motivational models with callers to a problem gambling helpline, people who sign voluntary self-exclusion agreements with casinos, and people who seek self-management information on the web.

David C. Hodgins, Ph.D., is a professor in the Program in Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology, University of Calgary. Dr. Hodgins is also the Head, Department of Psychology and a coordinator with the Alberta Gambling Research Institute. His research interests focus on various aspects of addictive behaviours including relapse and recovery from substance abuse and gambling disorders.

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