Gambling disorder: Assessment and treatment
Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy
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Gambling disorder: Assessment and treatment

Joint Event on 3rd International Conference on Forensic Psychology & Criminology & 3rd International Congress on Addictive Behavior and Dual Diagnosis

August 16-17, 2018 | Stockholm, Sweden

Flicky Gildenhuys

Ixande Recovery from
Addiction - Drug & Alcohol Rehab &
Addiction Treatment Center,
South Africa

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Psychol Psychother

Abstract :

The recent addition of gambling disorder to the ??DSM-5? brings focus on the historic trend to treat problem gambling generically along with other addictions, such as substance abuse. Whilst the diagnostic criteria indicate many commonalties with other addictions, certain treatment methods have been shown to be more helpful than others. Beginning with several useful diagnostic assessments, this presentation will then suggest a comprehensive in-patient, as well as out-patient treatment Programme.

Biography :

Flicky Gildenhuys is the Director of Ixande in patient treatment facility in Cape Town, South Africa. She has completed Honours in Clinical Social Work Substance Abuse at the University of Cape Town. Her facility attracts clients from all over the world, particularly with regards to process addictions like gambling and sex addiction.

E-mail: [email protected]