Support Clients with Problem Gambling Issues

VET Diploma Level Module

This module provides students with the skills and knowledge required to assess and respond to clients with problem gambling issues. Students are introduced to the issue of problem gambling issues. Students are introduced to the issue of problem gambling and provided with the skills to respond appropriately to clients experiencing problem gambling issues, including ongoing assessment, the development of case plans, referral to other services and evaluation of client progress.

Learning Elements

The unit of competency CHCGMB502A Assess the needs of clients with problem gambling issues contains three elements or learning outcomes.  You will learn to:

  • assess the needs and status of clients
  • develop a case plan with the client
  • refer clients

The unit of competency CHCGMB503A Provide counselling for clients with problem gambling issues contains five elements or learning outcomes. You will learn to:

  • provide practical support or information on problem gambling and other issues
  • provide counselling to clarify personal and systemic issues contributing to client's problem gambling
  • work with complexity of client issues to support choice and change
  • work with families and significant others
  • review client and counselling progress

Content Areas

  • What is Problem Gambling?
  • Understanding Problem Gambling
  • Assessment
  • Treatment Options for Problem Gambling
  • Counselling for Problem Gambling
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Interventions for Problem Gambling
  • Self-Help for Problem Gambling
  • Supporting Family Members and Others Impacted by Gambling
  • Monitoring Progress and Preventing Relapse
  • Summary and Review

Module Duration and Workload

This module involves a total of 96 hours per term of study including course work component, teacher contact, research and related study activities, translating to approximately 8 hours of study per week. Students will need to allocate additional time for the completion of assessment activities related to the module.