Dr Vicki has specialised in treating individuals suffering from gambling – especially compulsive gaming machine gambling and has a comprehensive understanding of the uniqueness of individuals and families experiencing gambling-related harm and an expert knowledge of gambling harm in both the New Zealand context and international jurisdictions.
Compulsive gambling or problem gambling affects millions of individuals and families world-wide and is characterised by DSM-5 as:
Persistent and recurrent problematic gambling behaviour leading to clinically significant impairment or distress as indicated by the individual exhibiting four (or more) of the following in a 12-month period:
(Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (section 312.31)
Dr Vicki from July 1999 – August 2018 has treated thousands of individuals wishing to reduce/abstain from gambling all over New Zealand including multiple nationalities and ethnicities in both 1-Day Workshops and Group Therapy approaches.
For statistical effectiveness of Dr Vicki’s therapeutic approach for treating individuals with gambling issues please see the statistical summaries of the change in Ministry of Health (MOH) measures between the start of each Woodlands Trust One-Day educational seminar or Group Therapy course and the 1-month, 3-months, 6-months and 12-months follow-up (2004 to 2017 period).
Do you or a loved one have a problem with gambling? Dr Vicki is here to help. Contact her by following the form below: