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VIRTUAL: Practical Strategies to Improve the Telehealth Treatment Experience for Gamblers
May 20, 2020 . 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm$20
Title: Practical Strategies to Improve the Telehealth Treatment Experience for Gamblers
Presenter: Dr. Timothy Fong
Clock hours/Continuing Education Units: 2
This webinar will advance therapist’s comfort level and skill in utilizing technology in the treatment of problem gambling. We will review current best practices on how to improve the telehealth treatment experience between client and therapists. We will discuss the currently available technologies that can be used for telehealth. We will review strategies such as how build and sustain a therapeutic alliance, how to incorporate technology into sessions (e.g., shared screen, use of videos) and how to maintain focus and attention. Finally, we will address unique aspects of telehealth treatment for problem gamblers such as incorporating digital recovery tools, online Gambler’s Anonymous and real-time symptom tracking.
Participants will be able to:
- Name three characteristics of telehealth treatment for gamblers that are unique and distinct from in-person treatment
- Employ techniques to increase and solidify therapeutic alliance with gamblers being treated via telehealth
- Review additional online treatment resources that can be used problem gamblers