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Introduction to the Treatment of Problem Gambling

by Nina Littman-Sharp

Counselling people with problems with gambling is often challenging and rewarding. This introduction to the treatment of problem gambling covers a broad range of counselling issues and gives practical guidance on meeting the needs of a diverse client population.

The information here will provide both new and experienced counsellors up-to-date research findings, clinical experience and case studies. The chapter is authored by Nina Littman-Sharp, Manager of the Problem Gambling Service at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).


Littman-Sharp, N. (2004). Introduction to the treatment of problem gambling. In S. Harrison & V. Carver (Eds.), Alcohol & Drug Problems: A Practical Guide for Counsellors. Toronto: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.


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