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Workshop Description

Problem gamblers are at higher risk for suicide compared to community populations. Complicating matters, difficulties managing cravings and impulsive urges is common among those with problem gambling. Dr. Rory Reid, Ph.D., LCSW, ICGC-II, provides an overview on suicide, cravings, and impulsivity among problem gamblers. Clinical applications and implications for these topics will be addressed to help providers understand relevant interventions and assessment strategies for suicide. Furthermore, the presenter will share clinical insights about assessing and managing cravings and impulsivity.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Describe 3 risk factors for suicide among problem gamblers
  • Describe the 3 core aspects of cravings in patients with addictions
  • Describe 5 types of impulsivity in problem gamblers


  • Overview of research on suicide among problem gamblers
  • Understanding the difficulties with false positives in correlates of suicide
  • Assessment tools to evaluate suicide
  • Safety planning for those at risk of suicide
  • Update on research about the difficulty assessing cravings
  • What are the core aspects of craving we should be curious about?
  • Assessment tool to measure cravings in problem gamblers
  • Overview of the construct of impulsivity and problem gamblers
  • Measuring the 5 types of impulsivity in problem gamblers
  • Interventions to address impulsivity in problem gamblers

This workshop is 1.0 hours in length. It is FREE to attend.

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