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View presentations from Living with gambling - a global community response. The conference comprised the first major attempt at an international overview on the regulation and consumption of gambling and the implications best online casino usa paypal those involved in research, clinical practice, health promotion, education, public policy, regulation and licensing.

Health Promotion, harm minimisation and treatment" was the first international conference to view gambling as a public health issue.

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This was a unique opportunity to develop therapy skills directly from master clinicians in the addiction field. The purpose of the workshop was to raise awareness of and encourage discussions around responsible gambling and coincided with a call for submissions on the Government's draft Responsible Gambling Bill.

The conference also coincided with a critical time when government was reviewing the social policy and regulatory framework for gambling in New Zealand.

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The conference was attended by health care practitioners working in addiction, dual diagnosis and mental health settings. During the conference, delegates were involved in the development of a draft international charter for gambling and public health.

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The NZSA brought together acclaimed local and international researchers and practitioners to provide the most current evidence-based clinical training to practitioners in the field of addiction. Topics included applications to dangerous consumptions of ideas from different paradigms and disciplines. Motivational Interviewing MI is an evidence-based clinical method for helping people engage and maintain in behavioural change.

Follow the link below to download presentations and papers from the PGF website. Available presentations from this conference can be accessed via the link below.

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It combines the client-centred counselling style of Carl Rogers with directive psychological methods to help clients increase motivation for change, resolve ambivalence, strengthen commitment, and carry through with behaviour change. Specific adaptations of MI have also been developed for use in medical settings where patient contact time is more limited.

This was appropriate, because the New Zealand government is the first in the world to officially acknowledge that gambling is a significant public health issue.

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As with other countries, New Zealand is witnessing rapid proliferation in gambling with little regard for social and economic impacts. The conference theme, therefore, was selected to spark energetic debate on how to balance the appetite for gambling with its negative impacts. In particular, the conference provided for the establishment for an international non-governmental organisation NGO to review and monitor the growth of gambling and its social and economic ramifications.

The purpose of the conference was to address gambling from the perspective of public health.

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This conference was timely as it coincided with the Responsible Gambling Bill passing into law and becoming The Gambling Act. The New Zealand School of the Addictions was presented by: It provided a stimulating academic forum in which ideas and approaches to dangerous consumptions were shared and debated.