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Workshop Description

This workshop, presented by Dr. Rory Reid, Ph.D., LCSW, presents clinical strategies to help problem gamblers enhance stress coping and attenuate tendencies to gamble in the wake of stressful life experience and worrying tendencies that give rise to anxiety.

Key concepts covered include:

  • Problem gambling research
  • Empirically supported approaches to stress and anxiety for problem gamblers
  • Cognitive reappraisal of distortions specifically associated with stress proneness and anxiety unique to problem gambling

Learning Objectives

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

  • Learn three interventions to enhance stress coping among problem gamblers.
  • Learn three key findings from research on stress coping.
  • Be taught a mindfulness exercise that can reduce a stress response in the wake of a stressful life event.
  • Learn three interventions to target worrying tendencies in problem gamblers.


  • What’s the Difference between Worry, Stress, Fear, and Anxiety?
  • Worry, Anxiety, and Stress Can Be Linked to Irrational Thoughts
  • How to Reduce Worrying
  • Different Types of Stressors
  • Reorganizing How We Think about Stress
  • Stress Coping Styles
  • Stress Coping Strategies

This workshop is 1.5 hours in length. It is FREE to attend.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Start by clicking on Welcome to Problem Gambling Training Summit.