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Training Problem Gambling Counsellors in Congruence Couple Therapy: Evaluation of Training Outcomes

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dc.contributor.author Lee, Bonnie K.
dc.contributor.author Rovers, Martin
dc.contributor.author MacLean, Lynne
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-22T19:01:28Z
dc.date.available 2008-02-22T19:01:28Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Lee, B. K., Rovers, M., & MacLean, L. (2008). Training problem gambling counsellors in Congruence Couple Therapy: Evaluation of training outcomes. International Gambling Studies, 8(1), 95–111. en
dc.identifier.issn 1479-4276
dc.identifier.issn 1445-9795
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/567
dc.description This is a preprint of an article submitted for publication in the International Gambling Studies © 2008 [copyright Taylor & Francis]; International Gambling Studies is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com en
dc.description.abstract Congruence Couple Therapy (CCT) is an integrative, humanistic, systemic model for problem gambling treatment. This study evaluates the efficacy of CCT training in imparting key concepts, skills and values of CCT to a sample of problem gambling counsellors (N = 21) from 13 Ontario problem gambling treatment programmes. CCT training comprised of a 4-day residential workshop followed by 12 weeks of CCT application to couples supported by teleconference consultation. Two cycles of training were conducted. The evaluations were driven by two controlled designs using quantitative measures complemented by qualitative data. Triangulated mixed methods findings indicate that counsellors increased significantly their knowledge of CCT concepts, values and skills from both training cycles. Trainee satisfaction was highly positive. Further studies on CCT and CCT training are recommended in light of these results. en
dc.description.sponsorship This study was funded by an Ontario Problem Gambling Research Centre Level III Research Award and sponsored by the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences, Canada. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
dc.subject Marital psychotherapy en
dc.subject Compulsive gambling en
dc.title Training Problem Gambling Counsellors in Congruence Couple Therapy: Evaluation of Training Outcomes en
dc.type Article en
dc.publisher.faculty School of Health Sciences en
dc.publisher.department School of Health Sciences en
dc.description.peer-review Yes en
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en
dc.publisher.institution St Paul University en
dc.publisher.institution University of Ottawa en

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