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Understanding & Engaging Problem Gamblers for Treatment
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​Title:Understanding & Engaging Problem Gamblers for Treatment
​Dates:4 & 5 May 2023, Thu & Fri
Time:​9am to 5pm

​NAMS Clinic, Meeting Room 1-3
(We are located at the Institute of Mental Health, 10 Buangkok View,  
Basement 1, Singapore 539747)

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$253.34 (exclusive of GST)

$273.60 (inclusive of GST) Two tea breaks per day will be provided.

Lunch will not be provided and participants can make their way to the canteen or nearby food courts/coffee shops


Ms. Bhavinagayatri Thinnagaran, Counsellor


Using interactive learning, videos & group discussion, participants will be ready to assess, screen & evaluate for gambling problems among their clients. They will also have a better understanding of why they became addicted to gambling and continue despite facing losses. The following will be covered in the workshop:

  • Definitions of gambling 
  • Types of problem gamblers 
  • Gambling disorder as a brain disease 
  • Progression of the gambling disorder
  • Co-morbid and co-occurring disorders
  • Use of Screening & assessment tools
  • Talking about financial issues
  • Creating a safety net
  • Understanding barriers to treatment
  • Motivational enhancement techniques to engage gamblers for treatment
  • Early warning signs of relapse
  • Overview of the psychological interventions and social support available 
  • Understanding the impact of gambling on the family
  • Special population: Adolescents & Elderly
​Suitable For:Helping professionals in community settings.


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