Abstract/Details

Treatment development in problem and pathological gambling

Bulwer, Miranda.  University of South Africa (South Africa). ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2007. 0818832.

Abstract (summary)

This study is an exploration, though ethnographic and auto-ethnographic inquiry, of the personal world, gambling experiences and underlying biopsychosocial vulnerabilities of tree individual case studies—one male and two females—each representing a different sub-type of pathological gambler. It comprises the integration and implementation of a psycho-structural stage matching model to explore comorbidity and identify certain biopsychosocial manifestations in the respective stages of pathological gambling. Long term treatment strategies were identified and patient treatment matching was explored. Further, it comprises my personal relationship and therapeutic treatment of these sub-types of gamblers over a period of one year and longer.

In this study it is hypothesized that formulating appropriate matching long term treatment strategies should be based on the stage of change, the phase in the psycho-structural model, as well as the gambler's underlying vulnerability. From this a comprehensive gambling disposition profile can be completed with proper intervention matching approaches. A number of other hypotheses emerged from this study that could provide valuable information and serve as a guideline to those working with pathological gamblers.

Key Terms. Gambling addiction; pathological gambling; problem gambling; comorbidity; auto-ethnographic inquiry; individual case studies; personal disposition; biopsychosocial vulnerability; codependency, situational and structural determinants; psycho-structural interaction model; cycle of problem gambling; gambling disposition profile; treatment development; components of treatment; long term treatment considerations; treatment matching; therapeutic approach.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Social psychology;
Psychotherapy
Classification
0451: Social psychology
0622: Psychotherapy
Identifier / keyword
Psychology; Addiction; Codependency; Gambling; Pathological gambling
Title
Treatment development in problem and pathological gambling
Author
Bulwer, Miranda
Number of pages
0
Degree date
2007
School code
0596
Source
DAI-B 68/06, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Nieuwoudt, J. M.
University/institution
University of South Africa (South Africa)
University location
South Africa
Degree
D.Phil.
Source type
Dissertation or Thesis
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
0818832
ProQuest document ID
304773834
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
https://www.proquest.com/docview/304773834/abstract