Chapter title: Residential Treatment for Disordered Gambling

Author: Dragos Dragomir, Ph.D.

Affiliation: Gordon Moody, U.K.

Author: Steve Sharman, Ph.D.

Affiliation: King’s College London, U.K.

Author: Jim Rogers, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Lincoln, U.K.

Author: Amanda Roberts, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of Lincoln, U.K.

Author Biographies:

“ I am Dragos Dragomir, Clinical Director for Gordon Moody, a UK-based organization that offers support and treatment for those most affected by gambling-related harm. I am a psychologist and psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience in the field of mental health and addiction recovery. I have worked across all three sectors of industry and I am particularly interested in how they can combine in creating sustainable frameworks of intervention within the mental health field. Through developing and managing a variety of addiction treatment services I have acquired strong competencies in the strategic development and implementation of policies, procedures and treatment programmes, quality and performance management, service management and research and innovation in addiction and mental health care.”



Dr. Steve Sharman is a psychologist working as a Research Fellow in Gambling Studies at the National Addiction Centre, King’s College London. His research primarily investigates gambling-related harm and gambling in vulnerable populations. He is also a researcher at the University of East London, where he is a Society for the Study of Addiction Academic Fellow. His research at UEL uses Virtual Reality to investigate within-game constructs, gambling-related cognitions and cognitive distortions, and the influence of these on gambling behaviour. He completed his Ph.D. in Gambling Related Cognitions at the University of Cambridge, having previously completed an MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL and a BSc in Psychology at UEL. Steve works closely with many UK gambling treatment providers including the National Problem Gambling Clinic, is a founder member of the UK Network for Behavioural Addictions (NUK-BA), and is on the Executive Committee for the Current Advances in Gambling Research Conference.




Jim Rogers is currently a senior lecturer at the University of Lincoln in the Hull School of Social Work. He teaches a range of modules on both undergraduate and post-qualifying social programmes. He has been responsible for several years for coordinating the first year of the BSc Social work programme and has also developed several new programmes of study including a Certificate in the Mental Health and Well Being of Older People and the Best Interests Assessor Programme at the PQ level. Jim’s research interests are in the fields of mental health and also in complementary therapies.