May 16, 2018 in Indianapolis. This training helps bridge the gap giving therapists and agencies the needed knowledge to help individuals and families through what seems to be financial ruin. Understanding how to work with clients finances helps retain clients and improve outcomes.
The majority of individuals seeking treatment for problem gambling are in dire financial trouble due to the gambling disorder. Over 80% of helpline callers indicate they need financial help as well as addiction treatment. In contrast, many therapists are not well versed in working with clients with large debt problems. Most therapists cannot imagine not talking about drugs to a substance abuse client. No mental health therapist would not talk about the triggers to the clients disorders. All gambling counselors need to be well versed in working with money and finance issues, as many times money is the trigger to relapse. This training helps bridge the gap giving therapists and agencies the needed knowledge to help individuals and families through what seems to be financial ruin. Understanding how to work with clients finances helps retain clients, and improve outcomes.
Name: Jerry Bauerkemper
Credentials: BS Social Work Certified Gambling Counselor CCGC
Jerry Bauerkemper BS, CCGC Executive Director of the Nebraska Council on Problem Gambling. He served on the Board of Directors for the National Council on Problem Gambling from 2001-2008. He has published research on the prevalence of problem gambling in the Nebraska Probation Department. He received the First Step award in 1999 for his work in problem gambling.
Mr. Bauerkemper is a nationally recognized expert on problem gambling and has provided training throughout the United States.
Goals & Objectives:
• Participants will learn the commonalities and the financial profile of disordered gambling.
• Participants will understand the clinical implications and rewards of completing a financial plan with families.
• Participants will be given tools to help complete a financial assessment and prepare a plan for the individual and family with a gambling disorder.
• Participants will understand their role in helping the person with a problem gambling get back on track financially.
Mary A. Lay, MPH, MCHES
Desiree Reynolds, MPH, MCHES