Faculty Profile


Psychology Professor

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist # 25633
  • Certified Alcohol, Drug, Gambling and Addictions Specialist
  • National and CA Problem Gambling Treatment Service Provider
  • International Gambling Counselor Certification Board

Honors and Awards

The CA Office of Problem Gambling and UCLA presented him with the 2011 “Achieving Success One Step at a Time” award for his work with problem gamblers and their families. California State University recently awarded him the “Excellence in Service Learning Instruction.”

California State University recently awarded him the “Excellence in Service Learning Instruction.”


  • “Tell Me More”, in Jaleh Weber’s book, Making Marriage a Success, 2012, Amazon
  • How Addictions Light Up Our Brains” Phactum, Jan/Feb 2011;
  • “Gambling Addiction” 5/10
  • “Will Gamblers Get Out Alive?” The National Psychologist, Sep/Oct 09, p. 14;
  • Gambling Away the Golden Years, Seniors and Gambling” with D Sorensen, Desert Mobile Home News, Jan. 09
  • "My Car Drives Itself to the Casino” Phactum Magazine, Dec. 2007, p. 10
  • “Treating Pathological Gamblers” The National Psychologist, Sep/Oct, 2007, p. 16
  • “No Sure Bet” Phactum Magazine Oct. 2007, p. 12-15
  • “Liar, Liar, Money's on Fire” The Therapist Magazine, Mar/Apr 2007, p. 54-56
  • “You Bet Your Life: Pathological Gambling” Counselor Magazine, Jan/Fe. 2000, Vol. 18, No. 1 pp 25-26
  • "Exam writing for National Problem Gambling Certification, Columbia Assessment Services, Inc., North Carolina
  • “The Effects of Family Treatment on the Symptoms/ Patterns of Codependents"," Dissertation, May 86, # LD-01163; University Microfilms International, P.O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106; 313/761-4700; 313/761-4700;
  • "The Family System" in Adult Children of Alcoholics, New York: Gardner Press, in print

How to contact me

Gary Lange, Ph.D.
42-600 Bob Hope Drive, Suite 413
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
Phone and Fax: (760) 773-1014