2018 年 30 巻 Special_issue 号 p. 203-209
In Japan, legalized casinos have been developed through the enactment of the Integrated Resort Promotion Bill. In this review, previous findings on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for gambling disorder are discussed as an established treatment available in Japan. Results of the review suggested that there are three CBT agendas for case formulation and intervention in gambling disorders. It would be important for future studies to (i) set intervention goals by focusing on improving adaptation, (ii) develop subtypes of gambling disorder based on descriptions of the function of gambling behaviors, and (iii) develop intervention techniques to modify the influence of risk situations. It is expected that findings of health psychology, which emphasizes the importance of adaptive behaviors would contribute to future CBT research and practice for gambling disorders.