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Gambling Disorders in Women
An International Female Perspective on Treatment and Research

ISBN 9781138188327
Published June 15, 2017 by Routledge
306 Pages

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Book Description

This book brings together an international selection of academics with expertise in problem gambling issues in women, with chapters reflecting ongoing work with female gamblers across the world in both group and individual settings. In choosing such a specific patient group, the authors aim to raise the profile of gambling disorders in women and also provide fellow professionals across the world with a shared understanding of evidence based treatment and recovery in problem gambling literature and research.

Gambling Disorders in Women: An International Female Perspective on Treatment and Research will provide professionals working in addictions and policy-making with much-needed knowledge about a seriously under-represented area, and about which many professionals feel they would like to know more. The book will also highlight different international approaches to the provision of treatment for women in each country as well as the epidemiology of the illness.


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction - Bowden-Jones and Prever

Part 1: AFRICA

  1. Gambling Amongst South African Women: An Exploration of the impact of gambling over the past twenty years – De Vries
  2. Part 2: AMERICA

  3. Gender comparative analysis of gambling patterns in Canada - Sylvia Kairouz, Eva Monson & Chantal Robillard
  4. Gambling Disorder Impacts Homeless to Affluent Women in the US - Carla J. Rash*, Ph.D., & Nancy M. Petry, Ph.D
  5. Women and compulsive gambling: caught between frustration and revenge - Deborah Blanca, Mariela Coletti and Juliet Russell-Roberts
  6. Part 3: ASIA

  7. A mother and a gambler: echoes of socio-cultural views in the perception of motherhood of Jewish Israeli women with gambling problems - Belle Gavriel-Fried
  8. A Review of Literature Gambling Problems Among the Female Populations in Hong Kong - Leung Artemis, Wing-Chi
  9. Part 4: EUROPE

  10. Factors influencing treatment-seeking behavior in female pathological gamblers: A comparison of treatment centers in Austria and Germany - Laura Brandt & Andrea Wöhr
  11. Gambling Problems in Women: French Specificities - Mélanie Bruneau, Morgane Guillou-Landreat, Gaëlle Bouju, Juliette Leboucher, Anne Sauvaget, Julie Caillon, Marie Grall-Bronnec
  12. Female gambling in Italy: A specific clinical experience - Fulvia Prever and Valeria Locati
  13. Gender and Responsible Gambling in Spain - Susana Jiménez-Murcia, Roser Granero, Eva Penelo, Frida Fröberg, Neus Aymamí, Mònica Gómez-Peña, Katarina Gunnard, Miriam Nasarre, Lamprini G. Savvidou, Núria Mallorquí-Bagué
  14. Gambling and gender in Sweden – Svensson
  15. Effectiveness of Self-Exclusion: The Experiences of Female Gamblers in Three Swiss Casinos- Anna-Maria Sani and Coralie Zumwald
  16. The "re-feminisation" of gambling: social, cultural and historical insights into female gambling behaviour in Great Britain – Heather Wardle
  17. Overcoming barriers: a relational exploration of the treatment of women in an NHS problem gambling service in the UK - Angela Mooney and Anna Kaufman
  18. Getting Your Money For Nothing’: Narratives of Self and Value in Women’s ‘At-Home’ Gambling Practices - Emma Casey
  19. Changes and Repeating Patterns 2001-2015 – Liz Karter
  20. Women and Gambling: a UK Perspective - Amanda Roberts, Ruth Champion and Susanne Irving
  21. Part 5: OCEANIA

  22. A review of research into problem gambling amongst Australian women - Nerilee Hing, Elaine Nuske, Helen Breen
  23. Gender Differences in Risk and Protective Factors for Problem Gambling - Nicki A. Dowling and Erin Oldenhof
  24. Nga Pou Wahine: Gambling misuse and Māori women in New Zealand - Laurie Morrison

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Henrietta Bowden-Jones is a doctor trained in psychiatry and neuroscience. She is Founder and Director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic CNWL NHS Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Brain Science Division, Imperial College, UK.

Fulvia Prever is a Psychologist and Psychotherapist working in the National Health System Addictions Clinic in Milan, Italy. She is a specialist in family therapy and gambling addiction and Founder of "Donne in gioco" Gender Group dedicated to women with gambling problems (since 2010).


"Drs. Bowden-Jones and Prever have generated an important book on problem gambling in women from the perspective of women who conduct research and provide clinical care in this area. A particular strength of the book is the international perspectives communicated from the global group of authors contributing to the book. The book is important and timely and a valuable and authorative addition to the problem gambling literature." Marc N. Potenza, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, Child Study and Neuroscience, Yale University School of Medicine


"An outstanding treatise written by two highly respected clinical academic women tackling the important but often neglected or overshadowed topic of female problem gambling. In this respect, the book remains essential readings for anyone interested in gaining an in-depth and comprehensive perspective of the influence and experiences generated by problem gambling on the lives of women across multiple European, North American, African and oceanic countries. Each chapter brings together a unique blend of clinical and theoretical gender specific content that offers readers an understanding of the comparative similarities and differences across varied cultures. A superb highly recommended multidisciplinary resource." Alex Blaszczynski PhD, School of Psychology, University of Sydney


"Drs. Bowden-Jpnes and Prever have assembled the leading international researchers studying gambling behaviors amongst women. They have managed to provide a comprehensive and unique perspective on the relationship between gambling and problem gambling among woman from Africa to Europe, America, Asia and Oceania. This is a must-read book for anyone interested in the field of gambling studies."  Jeffrey Derevensky, Director at International Centre for Youth Gambling Problemsand High Risk Behaviors, McGill University


"A book about female problem gamblers, edited and written by women, is unique, original and longstanding. Our general knowledge about why people gamble, the key prevention and treatment components has significantly increased over the last few decades. It is now time to focus on specific subpopulations. This book brings together an outstanding group of women from all over the world to present and discuss cutting edge information about the difficulties of women with gambling, and the idiosyncratic prevention and treatment components. No one can afford to ignore reading this outstanding book." Robert Ladouceur, Professor Emeritus at the School of Psychology at the Université Laval de Québec