This three-hour self-directed online course presents current evidence and best practices for working with families, couples and loved ones experiencing harms because of a loved one's problem gambling. It provides an overview of these harms and addresses how professionals can support these individuals, including intervention strategies professionals can use to help clients protect their finances, develop coping skills, repair relationships and rebuild trust.
This course is most suitable for professionals wishing to gain knowledge of these issues while learning at their own pace. Course content is immediately accessible upon registration.
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By the end of this self-directed training, learners will be able to:
- describe the impacts of problem gambling on families and affected loved ones
- recognize behaviour patterns within families that may enable gambling
- compare behaviour patterns within families that support harm reduction and/or stopping gambling
- identify steps to address suicide, intimate partner violence and financial crisis early in treatment
- appraise the therapeutic techniques presented within the course case studies.
This course has been accredited by the Canadian Problem Gambling Certification Board and the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation for 3.0 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).