Clinical Innovation 2016-2017
In order to establish best treatment practices and evidence-based treatments for pathological gamblers in California, UGSP will conduct three pilot projects:
- Manualized Treatment for Pathological Gamblers – This clinical project will examine the effectiveness of a treatment manual for pathological gamblers. There is a therapist and patient manual that will be tested.
- Enhancing Counselor Performance with Problem Gamblers – This clinical project will focus on increasing the clinical readiness and skills of counselors (non-licensed health professionals) who are trained to treat problem gambling. Counselors will receive gambling training from UGSP and OPG and will then be monitored and evaluated as they provide care to problem gamblers.
- Treatment for Affected Individuals of Problem Gambling – This clinical project will focus on the development of a treatment manual to be used for affected individuals of problem gambling. First, a six-session treatment manual will be created. Secondly, a pilot project will be conducted to examine the feasibility, acceptability and efficacy of a manual designed to reduce the distress experienced by individuals affected by problem gambling.
These clinical innovation projects will also be conducted in partnership with a community partner. UGSP will be responsible for training, monitoring, and oversight of the community partner’s participation in the clinical innovation programs.
For more information please call 310-825-0301 or email UGSP@mednet.ucla.edu.