Previous clinical development projects
In 2014, the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation invited submissions from Victorian Gambler's Help services, or services closely engaged with Victorian Gambler's Help services, for clinical development grants.
The program funded small, innovative projects to develop gambling treatment and intervention approaches in Victoria. Funding was initiated to facilitate the development of treatment approaches tailored to particular segments of the population of gamblers seeking help, and to support the uptake of new treatment interventions by Gambler’s Help services.
Round one of the grants funded clinical development projects for:
- Banyule Community Health
- Connect Health & Community
- The Salvation Army.
Round two of the grants funded clinical development projects for:
- Turning Point
- IPC Health
- Bethany Community Health
- Link Health & Community.
Most projects produced manuals for clinicians:
- Dispelling Client Myths about Gambling for Therapeutic Counsellors and Clients – IPC Health (formerly ISIS Primary Care)
- BREAKTHROUGH Group program Facilitator Manual – The Salvation Army
- Six-Step Brief Intervention to Reduce Distress and Increase Treatment Readiness in Problem Gamblers – Turning Point
- Comprehensive, Continuous, Integrated System of Care Model – Banyule Community Health
- Brief Psychodynamic Psychotherapy as a Treatment for Problem Gambling – Connect Health (formerly Bentleigh Bayside Community Health)
- Motivational Interviewing in Problem Gambling Counselling – Connect Health (formerly Bentleigh Bayside Community Health)
- Facilitating Gambler's Help Support Groups – Bethany Community Health
Link Health & Community produced a DVD, in clinical partnership with a Gambler's Help agency: