Training: Risking It All: Problem Gambling and Suicide

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Prevalence of suicidal thoughts and behavior among individuals with gambling disorder

Risk factors among problem gamblers for suicide

Assessment strategies

Treatment approaches to addressing suicidality among those with gambling disorder



High rates of suicidality have been reported among individuals diagnosed with gambling disorder.  This workshop will describe ways in which problem gambling contributes to risk for suicide.  Effective strategies for addressing the impact of gambling in suicide prevention will be discussed.



Participants will be able to describe the research evidence for prevalence and risk factors for suicide among individuals with gambling disorder.

Participants will be able to identify suicide assessment strategies when treatment those with gambling disorder

Participants will identify effective interventions for working with suicidal clients