Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
AD 112
Course Title:
Gambling and Addiction II
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Course Description

Presents evidence-based practice and application of those skill sets to individuals presenting with gambling addiction concerns. This is the second course of a two-course sequence. Audit available. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores, and AD 111. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

At the conclusion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Complete an intake on someone presenting with a problematic relationship with gambling.
2. Formulate a treatment approach that is appropriate to the specific concerns and issues of the individual presenting for service.
3. Provide crisis intervention for an individual and/or family suffering from gambling addiction including suicide assessment and prevention planning.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

1. An assessment process that will extract information from lectures, readings and other multimedia presentations via a test of a basic understanding of the targeted concepts.
2. A project that requires the student to synthesize the course material into an appropriate referral including a treatment recommendation for a fictional gambling addicted subject.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

1. Selecting and using screening/intake processes for someone presenting with a problematic relationship with gambling.
2. Motivational Interviewing and Problem Gambling
3. Cultural issues related to treatment and recovery
4. Working with the family
5. Applying trauma informed and wellness informed services.
6. Suicide Screening and Crisis Intervention.
7. Financial planning
8. Relapse Prevention Planning and Implementation