About the Workshop Leader Course Details
Professor Robert Ladouceur 3 - 5 March 2010 (Wed – Fri)
Robert Ladouceur, Ph.D., is professor
of psychology at Laval University in Time
Quebec City. After his doctoral studies, he
completed post-doctoral fellow Temple
9.00 am to 5.00 pm
University in Philadelphia and at Geneva
University in Switzerland.
YWCA - Fort Canning Lodge
in the Treatment of
During his career, he has published 450 scientific papers, made 500 6 Fort Canning Road
presentations and published 5 books.
(behind Park Mall)
His work on gambling is internationally known. He was invited
twice to present his work at the National Gambling Impact Study Cost
Commission, the presidential U.S. commission on gambling. (includes daily lunch, tea breaks and handouts)
Without VCF subsidy
In 1996, he received the Research Award from National Council on $700 for APSAC members
Problem Gambling, recognizing the high quality of his work. In $750 for non-APSAC members
2003, he received the Senior Research Award, from the National
Center for Responsible Gaming, Harvard University. With 80% VCF subsidy
$140 for APSAC members
He presented his work in many Canadian provinces, American states $150 for non-APSAC members
and European counties (Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Norway,
Sweden and Iceland), Australia and Asia. His cognitive treatment
for pathological gamblers developed at Laval University is widely
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used around the world.
He recently published a paper on Responsible Gambling, called
the Reno Model, with Alex Blaszczynski, from University of Sydney,
Australia and Howard Shaffer, from Harvard University.
His latest books written with Stella Lachance entitled ‘Over coming For more information, please contact:
pathological Gambling” a therapist and client guide was published Mrs Kuan Ai Mai
by Oxford press in 2007. Dates n 3 to 5 March 2010 (Wed – Fri)
Tel (65) 6762-9881 Time n 9am to 5pm
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Venue n YWCA - Fort Canning Lodge
The Association of Professional Substance Abuse Counsellors (APSAC), is pleased
to offer this advanced level gambling addiction counsellor training programme for all
doctors, psychologists, counsellors and therapists interested in working with problem/
in the Treatment of
compulsive gamblers and their families. The goal of this course is to further enhance participants’
knowledge and skills in the recognition, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of problem / pathological
gambling. This comprehensive course will provide participants with a strong theoretical and Name ________________________________________
(in Capital Letters)
clinical base from which to deliver problem gambling treatment services.
Course Outline ________________________________________
New Directions in the Treatment of Problem Gamblers
Day 1 Tel (Office) _________________________
n Reviewing the basic notions of the psychology of gambling;
why do people gamble? Gambling Addiction Counsellor (HP) _________________________
n How to identify internal monologues and erroneous Certification Email ________________________________________
perceptions This course provides 21 hours of gambling-
n Diagnostic of a pathological gamblers: An in depth discussion specific education. Upon the completion of this Organisation _____________________________________
of the construct of pathological gambling course, eligible participants can opt to sit for
n Differences between a social and a pathological gambler: What the Gambling Addiction Counsellor Certification Occupation _____________________________________
are the at risk variables Exam tentatively scheduled for 6 March 2010.
n How to identify and modify the erroneous perceptions in a An exam fee will apply. Without VCF With 80% VCF
pathological gambler Subsidy Subsidy
n Role playing Cost APSAC Members: [ ] $700 [ ] $140
To determine your eligibility to sit for the Non-APSAC Members: [ ] $750 [ ] $150
certification examination, please visit APSAC’s Inclusive of tea breaks & handouts
Day 2 website: http://apsac.org.sg
n How to implement cognitive and behavioural interventions Amount Enclosed ______________________________
n How to cope with impaired or loss of control in pathological By becoming certified as a Gambler Addiction
gamblers Counsellor, the counsellor demonstrates that Date ______________________________
n Abstinence vs controlled gambling as a treatment outcome he or she possesses knowledge and expertise in
n Applying relapse prevention in the treatment of PG gambling addiction counselling commensurate VCF Approval no. ______________________________
n Different avenues to reduce treatment drop-outs with the competency standards set forth by APSAC.
n Please make cheque payable to “APSAC.”
n Case presentations from the participants n Registration without payment will not be accepted.
Continuing Education n Fees are not refundable after 15 Feb 2010 (Mon).
Day 3 n An administrative charge of $100 will be levied for refund requests
All participants completing this course will made on or before 15 Feb 2010 (Mon).
n How to cope and help the collaterals of a pathological gambler receive 21 continuing education units from n Please send your registration and crossed cheque to:
n Developing responsible gambling attitudes APSAC. A certificate of attendance will be APSAC
n Clinical discussion of resistant cases: How to break the vicious presented upon completion of the course. P.O. Box 16
Bukit Batok Central Post Office Singapore 916501
circle n Closing date: 15 Feb 2010 (Mon).