New Zealand Gambling Counselling One Day Educational Treatment Seminar

8.45am - 9.00am
Coffee/Tea/Milo on arrival

9.00am - 9.30am

  • Introduction from Dr Vicki & Mr Bernie Smulders.
  • Discussion of topics
  • Monitoring sheets for recording gambling made available to individuals with examples of analysis graphs.
  • Self-exclusion forms handed out with flowchart showing individuals how to self-exclude.

9.30am - 11.30am

  • All course participants are given comprehensive assessments to determine if they have any gambling problems or are "at risk" of becoming a problem gambler.
  • This information and feedback is strictly confidential.

11.30am - 11.45am
Morning Tea

11.45am - 12.10pm

  • Woodlands Trust Interactive Faulty Logic Test for Gaming Machine Gamblers.
  • Fill in our Faulty Logic Test and see how many correct you can get out of a maximum score of 24.
  • What are some of the myths you have "in and around gaming machines?"

12.10pm - 1.30pm

Understanding How Gaming Machines Are Designed
We will take you through building a gaming machine. What do you need to know to reduce your risk of becoming a problem gambler and how can you learn to play more safely at levels you can afford? Answers to the following:

  • How gaming machines are designed;
  • Myths you have about gaming machines;
  • Whether you are "at-risk" of becoming a problem gambler;
  • Differences between gaming machines in pubs, clubs and casinos;
  • What you need to know about player percentage returns, random number generators and jackpots;
  • How problem gamblers gamble; and:
  • What to "look out for" in minimising your risks of becoming a problem gambler.

1.30pm - 2.10pm

2.10pm - 2.40pm

  • Return of Confidential Assessments completed in the morning with follow-up telephone times if required.

2.40pm - 3.30pm

  • Theory and Answers to Woodlands Trust Faulty Logic Scale on Gaming Machines - continued.
  • Handout of Woodlands Trust's How Do Problem Gamblers Gamble?
  • Information is presented from data Woodlands Trust have collected on our problem gamblers.

3.30pm - 4.00pm
Overview of Educational Treatment Seminar Day with Follow-up and Free CD Budget to be handed out.

Note: Follow-up

  • Each course participant will be expected to complete a brief assessment of their Dollars Lost at one-month, of their Dollars Lost, control over gambling and SOGS-3M gambling screen at three months and finally, Dollars Lost, control over gambling and SOGS-3M gambling screen at six months. This will be conducted by telephone and/or postal contact by Woodlands Trust staff.
  • Phone contact will be initiated by the Woodlands Trust staff for follow-up.
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