06/22/2021 Personal Story: Lifestyle of a Recovering Gambler

The effects of psychological trauma can last long after physical injury heals. Some of these effects can include the development of irrational thoughts and actions that were originally designed to protect against further harm. However, these patterns can also provide signposts to healing pathways.  In this presentation we will discuss CBT applications in trauma-informed care environments to help clients manage their responses to traumatic stress and techniques.

Presenter: Marc Lefkowitz

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the 4 phases of gambling addiction (winning, losing, desperation and hopelessness) through personal story
  2. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of a person in recovery in the clinical arena
  3. Identify 5 components of the recovery process (12-Step, clinical treatment, service, sponsorship, spirituality)


12:00-12:05pm – Introductions of presenters and helpline information
12:05-12:45pm – Lecture of material
12:45-12:55pm – Discussion questions, case presentation, interaction (as needed)
12:55-1:00pm – Closing comments

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