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2 GAMBLING TREATMENT CLINIC The University of Sydney | School of Psychology

3 GAMBLING TREATMENT CLINIC SYDNEY We offer free one-to-one counselling for problem gamblers Designed to help to cut down or stop gambling Free supportive counselling for friends and family members who have been affected by gambling All of our counselling staff are fully registered psychologists or clinical psychologists ABOUT US 2

4 GAMBLING TREATMENT CLINIC SYDNEY Different therapeutic strategies target different aspects of gambling 3 THERAPY Problem Behaviour GAMBLING THOUGHTS (Cognitive Therapy) AROUSAL (Imaginal Desensitization Therapy) BEHAVIOUR (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)

5 GAMBLING TREATMENT CLINIC SYDNEY Problem gambling is gambling characterised by difficulties in limiting money and/ or time spent on gambling, which leads to adverse consequences for the gambler, others, or for the community (Neal, Delfabbro, & ONeil, 2005) 4 PROBLEM GAMBLING

6 GAMBLING TREATMENT CLINIC SYDNEY 5 HARM IMPACTS Inter - Personal Work Legal Crime Financial Personal -Stress -Depression -Suicide -Anxiety -Poor health -Neglect family -Impacts others -Relationship -Debts -Asset losses -Bankruptcy Loan sharks -Job loss -Absenteeism -Poor performance -Theft -Imprisonment -Violence

7 GAMBLING TREATMENT CLINIC SYDNEY Referrals are taken from any source We are happy to see people with short or long history of gambling Business hours Monday-Friday Sessions are by appointment only GETTING HELP 6

8 GAMBLING TREATMENT CLINIC SYDNEY Web: Darlington Clinic: (02) Campbelltown/Tahmoor Clinic:(02) Lidcombe/Parramatta Clinic: (02) CONTACT

9 GAMBLING TREATMENT CLINIC SYDNEY 8 We are not a crisis number: please call gambling HELP on Financial assistance for this project is provided by the New South Wales Government from the Responsible Gambling Fund (RGF). Information in this presentation is not to be used for diagnosis, treatment or referral purposes. The GTC accepts no responsibility for such use.


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