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dc.contributor.author Lee, Bonnie K.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-31T01:15:44Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-31T01:15:44Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Lee, B.K. (2014). Towards a relational framework for pathological gambling (Part 1): Five circuits. Journal of Family Therapy, 36(4), 371-393. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6427.2012.00588.x en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3471
dc.description Sherpa Romeo yellow journal. Permission to archive accepted author manuscript. en_US
dc.description.abstract Relationship patterns before and after pathological gambling were investigated qualitatively using eight in-depth clinical case studies in which one partner met Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV pathological gambling criteria. Five circuits of couple interactions are described: (i) fault-lines; (ii) pressure points; (iii) escalation; (iv) relapse and (v) congruence. The exploration of these circuits is developed in two complementary articles. This first article delineates the first four circuits as recursive self-perpetuating cycles of couple distress in systemic interaction with pathological gambling development and relapse. The second article delineates how a couple can be helped to extricate themselves from these recursive circuits through ‘congruence’. Implications of this relational formulation of pathological gambling for conceptualization, assessment and treatment are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Blackwell Publishing en_US
dc.subject Pathological gambling en_US
dc.subject Relational framework en_US
dc.subject Systems recursion en_US
dc.subject Couple relationship en_US
dc.subject Congruence en_US
dc.title Towards a relational framework for pathological gambling (Part I): Five circuits en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.description.peer-review Yes en_US
dc.publisher.institution University of Lethbridge en_US
dc.publisher.url https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-6427.2012.00588.x


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