GPPC: Gambling Patient Placement Criteria

Written by Denise F. Quirk, Colin Hodgen, Dianne Springborn, George E. Howell, & Lynne J Daus

The authors have created a systematic logical approach to determining the optimal level of care needed for a gambling patient at each stage of treatment. This is a practical and useful resource for all treatment providers addressing the needs of problem gambling patients. The GPPC provides a basis for treatment planning and outcome data evaluation. It permits accurate, reliable and consistent patient placement and is fully compatible with ASAM PPC-2R and the DSM-IV.

Concise case studies and examples using the GPPC toolkit are provided in this manual along with a CD-ROM that contains the forms, useful screening tools, and other charts for easy reference.

This book is an invaluable resource for all those in the treatment field, as well as those training and supervising gambling counselor interns.

"Gambling Patient Placement Criteria is a tremendous contribution to the problem gambling treatment field. GPPC establishes a needed foundation for behavioral health professionals, human services agencies, the legal system and others involved in helping those affected by problem gambling to communicate more effectively about this disorder. The structure, tools and concepts provided in this manual make it an excellent resource for anyone striving to provide services for problem gamblers and those affected by problem gambling."

Tim Christensen, President
Association of Problem Gambling Service Administrators

GPPC: Gambling Patient Placement Criteria
144 pages + CD-ROM, ©2010
Paper, ISBN: 978-0-9796873-2-7, $49.95

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