Our new course is aimed at those who already counsel problem gamblers and those who have an interest in that client base. It is ten hours of online study over eight modules, self-paced and designed to fit around other commitments, and will teach you how to blend offline and online technologies to reach those affected adversely by gambling and help them on the road to recovery
Modules include recognising how you know if someone has a gambling problem; the theory of problem gambling; working with problem gamblers and with their friends and family; looking at types of online support for problem gamblers; gaming and internet use for problem gamblers; managing suicide and risk online; and how to use blended technology techniques in both a face to face and residential setting.
Although the course focuses on problem gambling behaviour and reaching those particular clients using technology, it will also be of interest to anyone working within the wider field of addiction itself. It is taught exclusively by UK expert Jane Fahy, who will give each student personal one-to-one tutoring in our unique OTI way!
About Jane Fahy
Jane Fahy graduated from the Online Therapy Institute in 2013 with her Certified Cyber Facilitator qualification, and since then has been hard at work with GamblingTherapy.org as their Clinical Services Manager, a global online service for those affected by problem gambling. She also undertakes face-to-face work with problem gamblers in a residential setting for the Gordon Moody Association, and has been working with this client group for six years. She is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
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