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of Birmingham, UK
Founder, Gambling Watch UK
Working with affected others means providing support for the loved ones of people with gambling problems. In this video, Professor Jim Orford discusses the difficult circumstances and effects problem gambling can have on family members and how the five step process developed with Kate Roberts can help.
Working with affected others
Jim Orford, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom and Kate Roberts, Gambling Impact Society
In 2011 his book, An Unsafe Bet? The Dangerous Rise of Gambling and the Debate We Should Be Having was published by Wiley-Blackwell, and in 2012 he set up the Gambling Watch UK website to campaign for a public health approach to gambling.
A special area of interest has always been research on the impact of gambling and other addiction problems on the family, and the development of methods, such as the 5-Step Method, for helping and supporting affected family members.
In 2010 he received the International Jellinek Award for contributions to addiction studies. His latest books are Addiction Dilemmas: Family Experiences in Literature and Research and their Lessons for Practice (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), and Power, Powerlessness and Addiction (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He is now Emeritus Professor of Clinical and Community Psychology at the University of Birmingham, England.