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Review of the Problem Gambling Treatment and Support Service provided by Life Activities Inc

D'Aegher, Lel, Robinson, Sally,

Published Literature

2006

The Responsible Gambling Fund of NSW contracted the Disability Studies and Research Institute to undertake a review of Life Activities Gambling Support Project. The review aimed to identify best

practice strategies in assessment, intervention and delivery of services to people with cognitive

disability who have a gambling problem or are at risk of having a gambling problem.

The key findings show that Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is not necessarily the most appropriate intervention for people with cognitive disability. Working with people with cognitive disability and problem gambling issues presents unique

challenges which have yet to be fully explored. Time, isolation and poverty of people with cognitive disability are underestimated. The capacity of mainstream gambling services to provide counselling and support to people with cognitive disability is limited. Identifying the unmet need of people with disabilities who have a gambling problem remains a major challenge.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Disability Studies and Research Institute research paper

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Health and wellbeing, Safety and security

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