About Gambling Addiction Class
course was designed for individuals who need or want to take a Gambling
Addiction Education class for
personal growth or for a legal or occupational
requirement. Our program was designed by gambling addiction experts with the guidance
of Dr. Ari Novick, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. These are educational
classes only and should not be taken as a substitute for medical or psychological
counseling or advice or as a replacement for in/out patient treatment.
We offer two programs. A standard 4 hour class and an Advanced 10 hour class. The
primary difference is the breath and depth of knowledge presented between the two
About Dr. Ari Novick
Ari Novick, Ph.D. is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Anger
Management Professional and trainer. He has a Bachelors degree in English Literature
from the University of California at Santa Barbara; a Masters degree in Clinical
Psychology from Pepperdine University; and a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology from the
California Graduate Institute. He started his career in marketing, targeting youths
aged 8-18. For eight years of his career, Novick held several sales and marketing
positions for companies such as Vans Shoes (NYSE: VANS), The Timberland Company
(NASDAQ: TBL) and Skechers USA (NYSE:SKX). Over the last five years, Novick has
focused his career in clinical psychology and has a specialization in anger and
stress management. Dr. Novick was also an adjunct professor of Psychology at Pepperdine
University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology in 2007.
Several years ago, Dr. Novick started the AJ Novick Group for Anger and Stress Management
to meet the demand for these services. With the economy and other environmental
factors contributing to the stress of daily life, Novick realized there has been
an increased need for resources to manage stress and anger more effectively. Novick
founded the AJ Novick Group to meet the needs of our community and to offer quality
education and training to individuals who can utilize these skills. Novick has also
been trained in drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention, socialization skills, legal
awareness, communication and problem solving techniques, conflict management and
resolution, assertion training, and is a certified anger management facilitator
Novick has made numerous presentations on the subjects of anger management, stress
management and empathy. He has been featured on the Discovery Channel and Fox Television.
Novick is also a corporate consultant and conducts workshops and seminars for corporations
in both the public and private sectors. He is also the co-author of the highly
acclaimed book in anger management,
Management for the Twenty-First Century.
He is also the co-founder of
Anger Management, which is one of the leading
national training organizations in the field of Anger Management.
Novick has a passion for working with people, and an understanding of the importance
for proper communication with in the family, schools, workplace and the community.
Novick is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
(CAMFT) and a previous member of Psi Chi national honor society in Psychology.
Gambling Addiction Class — Course Outline
- Risks Factors Associated with Gambling
- Symptoms of Gambling Addiction
- Causes of Gambling Addiction and Abuse
- Complications Associated with Abuse
- Consequences of Gambling
- Social and Economic Risks of Gambling
- Forms of Abuse and Addiction
- Testing and Diagnosis
- Treatment Approaches
- Coping and Support
Ari J. Novick, Ph.D,s a practicing licensed psychotherapist, anger management and parent educator and see clients for a variety of substance and alcohol related issues in Southern California. He can be reached
(949) 715-2694, on the web at www.ajnovickgroup.com
or by email:
. He is a past adjunct professor of psychology for Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. All classes offered on this website are for educational use only and should be not used as a substitute for psychotherapy or medical advice.