Tony Lindquist & Bonnie Lovich-Howitt: Harmful Gambling in New Zealand – A Counsellor’s Perspective

Tuesday 06 September 2016 12pm-1pm

Harmful gambling in New Zealand – a counsellor’s perspective

Join Tony Lindquist and Bonnie Lovich-Howitt from the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand (PGF) for a stimulating webinar about harmful gambling during Gambling Harm Awareness Week. In this webinar they will share their professional experience and knowledge of harmful gambling in New Zealand. Some topics covered in this webinar include: the Gambling Continuum of Harm, pathways to problem gambling, myths about problem gambling, signs of problem gambling, the social, economic and health impacts of problem gambling, how to ask questions about gambling and more….

We look forward to you joining us! 


Tony Lindquist is a counsellor and health promoter at the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand. He has eleven years counselling experience and has previously worked as a social worker and probation officer. He also works in a private practise with perpetrators of sexual harm in restorative justice. An experienced group facilitator and educator Tony draws on a client centred practice that encourages open communication, feedback and self-reflection. His counselling expertise draws upon a range of approaches including; Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Narrative, Cognitive behavioural, Solution Focused and Strength Based Therapies.

Bonnie Lovich-Howitt is a counsellor and health promoter at the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand (PGF).  Supporting people through their addiction recovery is her passion. She has worked for Odyssey House as a practitioner in the Drug Treatment Unit, maximum security in the Auckland Regional Prison.  She has a Bachelor of Social Practice (counselling) from Unitec and a post-graduate paper with AUT in assessment and interventions in addictions. As a student she gained experience working with PGF and CADS. Bonnie uses a range of modalities which include Narrative Therapy, CBT and strength based approach.


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