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Gambling harm: comorbidities, treatment and referral Members login for free access About RACGP online events


Type: On-demand
Recorded: 17 Oct 2022


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Gambling harm: comorbidities, treatment and referral

On-demand recorded 17 Oct 2022

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 2 CPD points

This event attracts 2 CPD points

This event is part of Gambling harm webinar series. Events in this series are:


Dr Hester Wilson
FAChAM, Chair RACGP Specific Interests Addiction Medicine

Dr Hester Wilson is a GP, addiction specialist and Chair of RACGP Specific Interests Addiction Medicine. Hester has many years’ experience working with people with addiction issues in both general practice and specialist settings and the lead clinician in the GP liaison in alcohol and other drugs (GLAD) project in South East Sydney Local Health District. She is a Conjoint Lecturer and PhD candidate, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales.


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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