Position

Academic Status
Psychiatry

Biography

  • Senior cognitive behavioural therapist, Statewide Gambling Therapy Service, 2006-current
  • Trainee cognitive behavioural therapist, Centre for Anxiety and Related Disorders, flinders Medical Centre (part-time) and senior social worker CNAHS homess team; 2004-2005
  • Mental health social worker and program manager for homelessness, CNAHS Enfield Continuing Care Team; 2002-2004
  • Social worker, Cleland House Glenside Campus; 1999-2002

Qualifications

PhD Candidate (current) Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

Master of Mental Health Sciences Flinders University

Bachelor of Social Work Flinders University

Bachelor of Music University of Adelaide

Key responsibilities

  • Senior clinican with Statewide Gambling Therapy Service
  • Supervision of student clinical placements (mental health sciences program, social work, psychology)
  • Research

Teaching interests

Regularly run a variety of workshops for Masters Mental Health Sciences program including

  • Anxiety Disorders workshops (introduction to anxiety disorders, social phobia, panic disorder, OCD)
  • Problem gambling
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Research interests

My current interests involve the experiences of families of problem gamblers where the gambler is not seeking help. Literature is limited in the area of familes of problem gamblers and most of what is available concerns families where the gambler is help seeking. I am interested in those families where the gambler does not recognise they have a problem, or does but is resistant to addressing it. My current research involves a series of qualitative interviews with partners of non-treatment seeking problem gamblers. This data will help guide the development of a unilateral intervention for families of non help seeking problem gamblers to help them motivate the gambler to seek help.

Publications

  • Riley, B., Lawn, S.J., Battersby, M.W., Harvey, P.W. and Crisp, B. (2016). Exploring the experiences of partners of non-help-seeking problem gamblers. Preventing harm in the shifting gambling environment: Challenges, Policies & Strategies, International Gambling Conference. Auckland, New Zealand. Feb 2016.
  • Riley, B. (2011). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and its contribution to the understanding and management of chronic disease. In Working together conference; Implementing chronic condition self management in practice, Men's health in action, Adelaide. Working together conference; Implementing chronic condition self management in practice, Men's heal. Working together conference; Implementing chronic condition self management in practice, Adelaide. Adelaide.
  • Riley, B. (2011). Social workers, behavioural psychotherapy and pathological gambling. In Social Work Practice: A one day conference: Generating social work knowledge for the future, Adelaide. AdelaideSocial Work Practice: A one day conference: Generating social work knowledge for the future, Adelaide. Adelaide.
  • Riley, B. (2010). Gender differences in the relationship between experiential avoidance, mindfulness and thought suppression among treatment seeking problem gamblers. In Australian & New Zealand 4th ACT Conference, Adelaide. Australian & New Zealand 4th ACT Conference, Adelaide. Australian & New Zealand 4th ACT Conference, Adelaide. Adelaide.
  • Oakes, J.E., Riley, B., Battersby, M.W., Harvey, P. and Morefield, K. (2009). Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) treatment for people with gambling addictions: a programme model and early outcomes. In 39th Annual Congress of European Association of Behaviour and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT) programme and abstract book. EABCT. 39th EABCT Annual Congress. Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Oakes, J.E., Riley, B., Harvey, P., Battersby, M.W. and Morefield, K. (2009). CognitiveBehaviour Therapy (CBT) treatment for people with gambling addictions: aCognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) treatment for people with gambling addictions: a programme model and early outcomes. In 39th Annual Congress of European Association of Behaviour and Cognitive Therapy (EABCT) Behaviour Therapy (CBT) treatment for people with gambling addictions: a. Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  • Riley, B. and Forbes, A. (2007). Patterns of nicotine and alcohol Use among a group of treatment-seeking problem gamblers. In Drug & Alcohol Nurses of Australasia Conference, University of South Australia, Whyalla. Drug & Alcohol Nurses of Australasia Conference. University of South Australia, Whyalla.
  • Riley, B., Larsen, A., Battersby, M.W. and Harvey, P.W. (2017). Problem gambling among female prisoners: lifetime prevalence, help-seeking behaviour and association with incarceration. International Gambling Studies,
    [10.1080/14459795.2017.1343367] [Scopus]
  • Smith, D.P., Fairweather-Schmidt, A.K., Riley, B., Javidi-Hosseinabad, Z., Zabeen, S., Lawn, S.J., et al. (2017). Do Males and Females Conceptualise Work and Social Impairment Differently Following Treatment for Different Mental Health Problems? Archives of Psychiatric Nursing,
  • Riley, B. (2015). The role of homework in exposure-based CBT outcome for problem gambling. International Gambling Studies, 15(3) pp. 394-407.
    [10.1080/14459795.2015.1062532]
  • Riley, B. and Oakes, J. (2015). Problem gambling among a group of male prisoners: Lifetime prevalence and association with incarceration. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology,
    [10.1177/0004865814538037] [Scopus]
  • Riley, B. (2014). Experiential avoidance mediates the association between thought suppression and mindfulness with problem gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies, 30(1) pp. 163-171.
    [10.1007/s10899-012-9342-9] [Scopus]
  • Riley, B., Smith, D. and Oakes, J. (2011). Exposure therapy for problem gambling in rural communities: A program model and early outcomes. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19(3) pp. 142-146.
    [10.1111/j.1440-1584.2011.01199.x] [Scopus]
  • Riley, B., Larsen, A., Battersby, M.W. and Harvey, P.W. (2017). Problem gambling among female prisoners: lifetime prevalence, help-seeking behaviour and association with incarceration. International Gambling Studies,
    [10.1080/14459795.2017.1343367] [Scopus]
  • Smith, D.P., Fairweather-Schmidt, A.K., Riley, B., Javidi-Hosseinabad, Z., Zabeen, S., Lawn, S.J., et al. (2017). Do Males and Females Conceptualise Work and Social Impairment Differently Following Treatment for Different Mental Health Problems? Archives of Psychiatric Nursing,
  • Riley, B. (2015). The role of homework in exposure-based CBT outcome for problem gambling. International Gambling Studies, 15(3) pp. 394-407.
    [10.1080/14459795.2015.1062532]
  • Riley, B. and Oakes, J. (2015). Problem gambling among a group of male prisoners: Lifetime prevalence and association with incarceration. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology,
    [10.1177/0004865814538037] [Scopus]
  • Riley, B. (2014). Experiential avoidance mediates the association between thought suppression and mindfulness with problem gambling. Journal of Gambling Studies, 30(1) pp. 163-171.
    [10.1007/s10899-012-9342-9] [Scopus]
  • Riley, B., Smith, D. and Oakes, J. (2011). Exposure therapy for problem gambling in rural communities: A program model and early outcomes. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 19(3) pp. 142-146.
    [10.1111/j.1440-1584.2011.01199.x] [Scopus]
  • Riley, B., Lawn, S.J., Battersby, M.W., Harvey, P.W. and Crisp, B. (2016). Exploring the experiences of partners of non-help-seeking problem gamblers. Preventing harm in the shifting gambling environment: Challenges, Policies & Strategies, International Gambling Conference. Auckland, New Zealand. Feb 2016.
  • Riley, B. (2011). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and its contribution to the understanding and management of chronic disease. In Working together conference; Implementing chronic condition self management in practice, Men's health in action, Adelaide. Working together conference; Implementing chronic condition self management in practice, Men's heal. Working together conference; Implementing chronic condition self management in practice, Adelaide. Adelaide.
  • Riley, B. (2011). Social workers, behavioural psychotherapy and pathological gambling. In Social Work Practice: A one day conference: Generating social work knowledge for the future, Adelaide. AdelaideSocial Work Practice: A one day conference: Generating social work knowledge for the future, Adelaide. Adelaide.
  • Riley, B. (2010). Gender differences in the relationship between experiential avoidance, mindfulness and thought suppression among treatment seeking problem gamblers. In Australian & New Zealand 4th ACT Conference, Adelaide. Australian & New Zealand 4th ACT Conference, Adelaide. Australian & New Zealand 4th ACT Conference, Adelaide. Adelaide.

Professional and community engagement

Peer review; reviewed manuscripts for:

  • Journal of Gambling Studies
  • Journal of Rural Mental Health
  • Journal of International Gambling Studies
  • Spanish Journal of Psychology

Contact

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Phone: +61 8 81824911
Email:
Location: Margaret Tobin Building
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Further information

As I do not check my Flinders university email daily, the best email to contact me on is ben.riley@health.sa.gov.au

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