Gambler Addiction Assessment Analysis

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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; …show more content…
Furthermore, counselors need adhere to the Responsibilities of Users of Standardized Tests (RUST Statement) and the Rights and Responsibilities of Test Takers before administering an assessment to a client. Counselors need to select the appropriate assessment based on the developmental stage and interpersonal process of each client. In addition to, considering a client’s culture before administering an assessment is also an important ethical strategy. When score and recording the data from an assessment, it is important that counselors try to avoid any error. Another ethical strategy when selecting assessments is to only select instruments that are appropriate for the level of education of the counselor and assessments that the counselor is trained in administering. Lastly, during the counseling process it is important for counselor to collaborate with clients and explain each assessment being used on the …show more content…
Alan feels he has a gambling addiction and has attended programs such as Gamblers Anonymous. Attending GA resulted to no avail; hence, he seeks counseling as an alternative to help with his gambling addiction. Alan won the Powerball lottery for a total of 2.8 million dollars. Ever since winning the lottery, Alan began to develop an impulsivity to continue gambling to win more money. Alan states that he spends thousands of dollars gambling in casinos and online poker. This addiction has caused a great amount of stress in his work and personal life. Alan’s wife has decided to walk away until his gambling addiction is under control. Lastly, Alan owns a construction company; however, he fails to show up to work because he spends his time gambling away the money from his personal accounts and the company’s

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