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Cognitive behavioral therapy for gambling addiction and relationship issues (session 5 of 6) [electronic resource].

Publication:
[Washington, D.C.] : American Psychological Association, [2016]
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Video
1 streaming video file (44 min., 34 sec.)
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Other Title:
APA PsycTHERAPY.
Subjects:
Compulsive gambling.
Families.
Job stress.
Cognitive therapy.
Medical subjects:
Gambling.
Family Relations.
Stress, Psychological.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Form/Genre:
Streaming videos.
Summary:
In this fifth session of six, Dr. Amy Wenzel demonstrates cognitive behavior therapy with a female client presenting with a gambling addiction, family relationship issues, and work-related stress. The client briefly discusses a positive interpersonal experience with her sister, after having tested out a behavioral experiment following the previous therapy session. Although this relationship seems to have improved, the client also experienced a significant relapse in her gambling habit after learning that her daughter was pregnant with a second child. The client explains how this news brought on heightened levels of depression associated with the possibility that a new baby will put further separation between her and her daughter's family. Later in the session, the client ultimately reveals her fears that her granddaughter will be negatively affected by having a sibling, and that it will also negatively impact the relationship between the client and her daughter. Dr. Wenzel encourages the client to explore literature on how children typically react to new siblings, and draws the client's attention to other evidence that might not support her fears. She also works with the client to develop strategies for coping with difficult life events without relying on her addiction, and they discuss alternative habits and activities that will provide the client with sustained purpose and meaning. The client's homework involves developing a list of these activities that she can rely upon to cope with her urge to gamble.
Notes:
Part of the APA PsycTHERAPY collection.
Contributor:
Wenzel, Amy, author.
American Psychological Association. ,
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