A psychodynamic approach to the treatment of pathological gambling: Part I. Achieving abstinence

  • authors:

    Richard J. Rosenthal, Loreen J. Rugle
  • published in

    : 1994
  • summary

    : A psychodynamic approach emphasizes the meaning and consequences of one's behavior. After a brief review of the literature, the authors present the first of a two-part model for psychodynamic psychotherapy with pathological gamblers. In this first phase, the immediate goal is abstinence, and five strategies for obtaining it are discussed. These consist of 1.) breaking through the denial 2.) confronting omnipotent defenses 3.) interrupting the chasing cycle 4.) identifying reasons for gambling, and 5.) motivating the patient to become an active participant in treatment. An argument is made for integrating a traditional psychodynamic approach with an addictions model.
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  • type

    : article in journal
  • publisher

    : Springer Netherlands
  • is part of a publication

    : Journal of Gambling Studies
  • volume

    : 10
  • issue

    : 1
  • original language

    : English
  • article pagination

    : start page: 21 - end page: 42
  • keywords

    : psychodynamic approach , treatment , treatment of pathological gambling
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