Description: Often referred to as “the silent addiction,” compulsive gambling is on the rise in New Mexico and across the United States and Canada with the increase in gambling availability. While all addictions share the trait of “compulsivity,” each addiction has its own specific distinguishing characteristics. In this workshop we will explore the nature of compulsive gambling and where gamblers get stuck in the process of gambling and why. We will also explore methods, approaches and the therapist mindset to unlock the mystery of the gambler’s behavior and support transformation through consciousness.
Brian Miller, M.A., LPCC, maintains a private practice working with substance addiction, process addictions such as compulsive gambling, sexual compulsivity, trichotillomania (compulsive hair pulling) and trauma-related disorders. He has studied the treatment of compulsive gambling with the New Mexico Council on Problem Gambling. He brings a joy of learning and curiosity about the human condition to his therapy and workshops. Brian is also a husband, a father to two young boys, an active adventurer, and avid photographer with recent awards and published photo essays.