Gambling disorder is highly stigmatized by the general public. Stigma has serious consequences for individuals suffering from gambling disorder, including interfering with treatment-seeking, reducing self-esteem and self-efficacy, and promoting social withdrawal. This webinar will review theoretical conceptualizations and research findings on the stigmatization of gambling disorder. Research on interventions aimed at preventing and reducing stigma of gambling disorder will also be discussed. Lessons learned from efforts to destigmatize other mental health disorders, and how that knowledge may be applied to gambling disorder, will be considered.
Presenter: Dr Leanne Quigley
- Participants will be able to describe the extent and nature of public stigma of gambling disorder compared to other psychological disorders.
- Participants will be able to explain the harms associated with the stigmatization of gambling disorder.
- Participants will be able to summarize intervention strategies that may be used to reduce public stigma of gambling disorder.
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