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Table 2 Overview of treatment components

From: Internet-based cognitive behavior therapy for problem gambling in routine care: protocol for a non-randomized pilot and feasibility trial

Module Brief description Content and exercises
0 Introduction to online treatment and collection of pre-measures  
1 Why problem gambling persists
Presentation of clinical model
Discrimination traininga
A first step towards behavior change
2 Loss of control in gambling situations
Strategies and loss of control
Identify strategies
Discrimination traininga
A first step towards behavior change
3 Behavioral exercises Difficulty rating of gambling situations
Discrimination traininga
Behavioral exercises targeting loss of control
4 How thoughts are affected by gambling:
‘Chasing’ and ‘autopilot’ gambling
Discrimination traininga
Behavioral exercises targeting loss of control
5 Why gambling situations continue to be challenging: expectancy before gambling Discrimination traininga
Behavioral exercises targeting loss of control
6 What happens while gambling: common reactions, “the zone” Discrimination traininga
Behavioral exercises targeting loss of control
7 What happens while gambling: other reactions facilitating continuous gambling behavior Discrimination traininga
Behavioral exercises targeting loss of control
8 Further behavioral exercises Discrimination traininga
Behavioral exercises targeting loss of control
9 Further behavioral exercises Discrimination traininga
Behavioral exercises targeting loss of control
10 Treatment summary
Maintenance plan
Collection of post-measures
Individual evaluation and treatment summary
Continuous behavioral exercises
  1. aDiscrimination training refers in this context to procedures aimed at present moment discriminating of antecedents and consequences of gambling related behavior