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Type: On-demand
Recorded: 22 Jul 2021


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New Fellows Staying Connected - Gambling harm: comorbidities, treatment and referral

On-demand recorded 22 Jul 2021

This webinar will provide an overview of the prevalence of gambling harm in NSW. Research has indicated that gambling problems are strongly associated with comorbid disorders, such as mental health disorders and addictive disorders, and that people with gambling problems have a higher rate of psychological disorders than the general community. Many people with gambling problems are not being identified because their symptoms are masked by other disorders and are often hidden due to stigma and shame. Gambling harm has a direct impact on patient outcomes.

This session will explore how to provide psycho-education for patients who are experiencing gambling harm, as well as strategies for management and referral resources specific to NSW.

Learning outcomes

  1. Identify psychosocial factors and co-morbid psychological conditions
  2. Provide psycho-education for problem gambling
  3. Outline strategies for management and referral resources
This event attracts 3 CPD points

This event attracts 3 CPD points

This event is part of New Fellows Staying Connected. Events in this series are:


Natalie Wright
Director, Office of Responsible Gambling

Natalie is the Director, Office of Responsible Gambling, in the Better Regulation division of the NSW Department of Customer Service. Natalie has worked in gambling harm prevention since 2016, establishing the Office of Responsible Gambling in 2017 and leads prevention, early intervention and support programs for people experiencing gambling harm. She has previously worked in a range of public sector agencies in portfolios covering infrastructure, major events and tourism as well as food, liquor and gaming regulation. Natalie has extensive experience in government services, engagement and communication, holds a Bachelor of Arts (Communications) and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sophia Tran
Clinical Psychologist & Supervisor

Sophia Tran is a Clinical Psychologist and Supervisor at the Gambling Treatment and Research Clinic (GTRC), University of Sydney. She holds an Honours degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, both from the University of New South Wales. Sophia has in-depth experience providing individual and group treatment to problem gamblers, counselling services to family members of gamblers, and delivering presentations and workshops to health professionals and community organisations about problem gambling. She has also been involved in the development of an innovative cognitive-based treatment program for problem gambling.



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