Training: Problem Gambling and Women

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Course Outline:

·      What does the research tell us about women, gambling and gambling disorder?

o  Prevalence

o  Gender differences and progression

o  Risk factors

·      Trauma issues and problem gambling recovery

·      Gender informed prevention, awareness and treatment perspectives


Educational Goal:

This presentation will summarize current research on women and problem gambling, looking at risk factors, subtypes, co-occurring disorders and treatment approaches.  Trauma and gender informed care practices will be discussed in the context of problem gambling awareness, prevention and treatment.


Educational Objective(s)

·       Participants will gain an awareness of the most current research findings on women and problem gambling

·       Participants will be able to identify ways to address gender specific issues in problem gambling treatment

·       Participants will be able to identify awareness, prevention and treatment resources for women and problem gambling