Problem gambling treatment trial

About the study

A trial of problem gambling treatments is currently underway as a collaborative project between Monash and Melbourne Universities.

Funded by the Foundation, the randomised controlled trial aims to explore the initial and ongoing effectiveness of psychological treatments for people with gambling problems.

Researchers are also investigating whether different types of people respond better to different forms of treatment.

The $2.1 million study began in 2010 and is expected to conclude in mid 2014.

Over 250 people will participate in the main study, with a smaller subgroup undertaking in-depth interviews to examine individual experiences of treatment.

Four treatments are being trialed:

  • behavioural therapy
  • cognitive-behavioural therapy
  • motivational interviewing
  • client centred therapy.

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