Vic Pub Discussion: Dowling – CBT and problem gambling

5 Sep 2019
06:30 pm
- 07:30 pm
The Terminus Hotel (upstairs)
492 Queens Parade, Fitzroy North VIC, Australia
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Breaking new ground in CBT interventions to reduce gambling harm

Presenter: Dr Nicki Dowling

Come and hear about the latest interventions for problem gambling.

The evidence base for interventions to reduce gambling harm is limited and confounded by generally low quality methodological standards. Psychological interventions with the strongest evidence base for the treatment of problem gambling include cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT) and motivational interviewing (MI)/motivational enhancement therapies (MET).

This pub discussion will describe the current evidence base for CBT gambling interventions and explore the innovative delivery of evidence-based CBT practice via web-based interventions and just-in-time adaptive interventions.


Dr Dowling has authored many papers, including:

Early risk and protective factors for problem gambling: A systematic review and meta-analysis of longitudinal studies

Problem gambling and family violence: Findings from a population-representative study (open access)

The intergenerational transmission of problem gambling: The mediating role of offspring gambling expectancies and motives

A publication from the Australian Gambling Research Centre:

Online support needs and experiences of family members affected by problem gambling

A pub discussion is a relaxed opportunity to observe a presentation on an interesting topic related to cognitive behavioural therapy. There are opportunities for the willing to engage in a discussion relating to the topic towards the end of the presentation.

Registration 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start, upstairs at the Terminus Hotel – this pub discussion will be approx. 1 hour in duration.

Non-members can join now and enjoy free registration, plus all the other advantages of AACBT Membership!