Webinar: Grief and Recovery: Similarities and Differences between Substance Abuse and Gambling $20



Start Time

10:00 am

End Time

11:30 am

About the Event

This presentation will focus on the initial grieving process and the similarities and differences between SUD and Disordered Gambling. Participants will be introduced to the concept that the person suffering in their addiction is also dealing with a loss of a love relationship. The loss of predictability, and the time taken in early recovery, also affects the spouse and/or significant others. Participants will also look at how the brain grieves in an addicted individual and participate in some hands on assignments that can be used to help in the grieving process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will begin to understand the similarities and differences in grieving the loss of their addiction in the initial process of change
  2. Participants will look at the daily grieving process that includes loss around rituals, relationship to the addiction and the loss of predictability associated with addiction
  3. Participants will be introduced to addiction as a love relationship with all the brain pleasure receptors and behaviors associated with love.
  4. Participants will look at the role spouses and significant others play in the initial grieving process and the overall process of change.

Presenter Bio:

Jerry Bauerkemper, BS, CCGC Retired Executive Director of the Nebraska Council on Compulsive Gambling  Mr. Bauerkemper was the first director of problem gambling for the state of Nebraska. He is an internationally recognized trainer on Problem Gambling. Currently, he is a consultant for the Iowa gambling program helping agencies increase gambling utilization after Covid!

Continuing Education Units applied for:

  • Social Workers
  • WI Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • WI Dept. of Safety and Professional Services
  • EACC