For those who treat disordered gambling, the question of whether a client has co-occurring post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) warrants further inquiry. Whether the PTSD is the result of combat, childhood sexual abuse, or other causes, the co-occurrence of both disorders informs treatment.
This workshop will explore evidence regarding prevalence of PTSD in disordered gamblers, and the prevalence of disordered gambling among some PTSD populations. Following a discussion of the criteria for PTSD and Gambling Disorder, this workshop will look at two different types of PTSD in relationship to disordered gambling: military traumas and childhood traumas.
By the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
- Identify nine criteria for gambling disorders and seven criteria for PTSD.
- Be able to discuss five specific types of trauma that are prevalent with disordered gamblers.
- Discuss the effect of combat trauma on veterans who had trauma before active military duty.
- Name six key principles of trauma-informed care.
- Criteria for gambling disorder
- Types of trauma/ACE’s
- Problem gambling and trauma
- Trauma-informed approach to treatment