Addicted Addiction Index ( Gai ) And The Coping Response Inventory Adult Form ( Cri )

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The two assessments that were administered to the client were the Gambler Addiction Index (GAI) and the Coping Response Inventory Adult Form (CRI). The purpose of the GAI is to measure the severity and intensity of an individual’s gambling addiction. In addition to, the assessment measures the strong impulses an individual has to gamble and the harmful consequences of gambling. The rationale of selecting this assessment for the client, Alan, was because in the previous session, Alan mentioned an accident that occurred while drinking and instead of administering another alcohol abuse assessment, the GAI provided a scale to measure alcohol use and abuse. Furthermore, individuals with gambling addiction lie or try to minimize their addiction problem; however, the GAI includes a truthfulness scale that measure how truthful the individual was while completing the assessment. The GAI was selected to help formulate a treatment plan based on the severity of the gambling addiction. The test is administered through a computerized based program, over the internet through the testing publisher, or as a paper-and-pencil assessment. The reliability of the GAI is based on the reliability coefficient ranged at .85 and a coefficient alpha of 0.81. In order to obtain construct validity, the GAI’s truthfulness scale was compared with the polygraph exam and it indicated a positive correlation between the two. Concurrent validity procedures included administering a test and comparing the test…

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