Vistas Online 2009

VISTAS Online is an innovative publication produced for ACA by Dr. Garry R. Walz and Dr. Jeanne C. Bleuer of Counseling Outfitters, LLC. Its purpose is to provide a means of capturing the ideas, information and experiences generated by the annual ACA Conference and selected ACA Division Conferences. Papers on a program or practice that has been validated through research or experience may also be submitted. This digital collection of peer-reviewed articles is authored by counselors, for counselors. VISTAS Online contains the full text of over 900 proprietary counseling articles published from 2004 to 2017.


Compulsive Gambling Action Inventory

Valerie C. Lorenz

  • The “Action” Inventory is a 17-Question clinical tool which explores the Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviors, and their Physical Impact on the gambler throughout one day of compulsive gambling during the end-stage of this addiction.
  • The Inventory was developed by Dr. Lorenz in 1995 as a research instrument, but it developed into a powerful clinical tool in helping the gambler and family members understand the depth of this psychiatric disorder.
  • Family members are present but remain silent while this 1-hour Inventory is administered.

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