Assessing and Screening for Problem Gambling & Gambling Disorder

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Author: Morneau Shepell


While gambling disorder prevalence rates fluctuate around 2% of the North American population, the increasing number of gambling types and venues should raise concerns amongst the behavioral health communities across the US. Specifically looking at legalized sports gambling and the recent influx of EGM’s (electronic gaming/gambling machines) in the state of Illinois, clinicians need to be prepared to see an increasing number of clients entering their agencies with problem gambling behaviors. This webinar will discuss the diagnostic requirements in the DSM V for gambling disorder and review the tools to screen and assess for these behaviors.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about four screening tools to detect problem gambling behaviors
  • Learn about two assessment tools in diagnosing gambling disorder
  • Know the two themes of the Lie/Bet Questionnaire
  • Learn the nine diagnosable characteristics for gambling disorder in the DSM V
  • Know three levels of the severity spectrum for gambling disorder in the DSM V