Exposure therapy for problem gambling via videoconferencing: a case report

Oakes, Jane, Battersby, Malcolm W., Pols, Rene G. and Cromarty, Paul (2008) Exposure therapy for problem gambling via videoconferencing: a case report. Journal of Gambling Studies, 24 (1). pp. 107-118. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10899-007-9074-4


This case report of a 31 year old woman who described her main problem as an uncontrollable urge to gamble on electronic gaming machines describes the application of exposure therapy (ET) by videoconferencing and the use of a clinical therapy assistant in the treatment of pathological gambling. The case study is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of this treatment with six sessions of therapy and 4 year follow up. The use of videoconferencing is discussed in relation to treatment effectiveness, ongoing follow up for the client and education and support for a community mental health nurse, therapy assistant, in a rural setting in South Australia. The implications of using this modality for the treatment of rural patients with problem gambling is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: Journal of Gambling Studies
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media B.V.
ISSN: 1050-5350
Departments: Academic Departments > Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS)
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2010 13:30
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2024 20:31
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/317
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