Treating Gambling Harms: Valuable Strategies for Engaging and Retaining Our Clients
ICRG Conference on Gaming and Addiction
February 27, 2023 | 2 PM
Dr. James Whelan, professor at University of Memphis and head of the Gamblers Clinic at the University, has implemented innovative measures to attract clients to treatment and keep attrition rate low. He will describe these measures, demonstrating the research base for these practices.
The evidence supports that gambling-specific treatment can reduce the symptoms, gambling behavior and possible enhance well-being. At the same time, only 10-15% of individuals experiencing gambling harm seek treatment and 39% of treatment seekers discontinue treatment before a therapeutic does. This webinar will review this evidence and the evidence for addressing treatment hesitancy and dropout.