Thursday, March 14th Agenda

  • Rose Blozinski, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling


If you have already registered on Wednesday, you are registered for the entire conference. 

“What Kind of Gamblers are Presenting for Treatment: Comparing 1990 to 2024, and the Research that Drives Treatment Today”

   Jerry Bauerkemper, BS, CCGC, Problem Gambling Services Consultant – Iowa Problem Gambling – Iowa Problem Gambling Services, Galveston Island, Tx

 This presentation will help to identify, note, and promote the changes in the disordered gambling field from the 1990s to the present.  This will include some of the most noteworthy changes in the gambling field in the last 30 years as well as looking to the future and what changes are on the horizon for disordered gambling treatment.



Complimentary  Break

  • Saul Malek – More information coming soon

  • “The Link Between Problem Gambling and Trauma: Clinical Implications”- Heather Chapman

  • “The Hidden Addiction, What That Really Means to Families” –

    Gayle Bigsby & Pat Jirovetz

Complimentary Break

  • “Adolescent Gambling: Screening and Brief Intervention” – Scott Caldwell

  • “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction”  – Michael Goldman

  • “The Power of EMDR in Problem Gambling Treatment” – Doug LaBelle

Complimentary Lunch

“Take Me Out to the Inning” – Saul Malek 

Saul Malek explores the consequences of live sports betting with his keynote, “Take Me Out to the Inning.” Saul’s personal experience, research, and observations come together to create an engaging presentation that will benefit treatment providers, educators, and more.

Goals and Objectives:

1. Treatment providers will gain an understanding of key differences in the behavior of live sports bettors versus traditional sports bettors, thereby promoting more effective, specialized treatment.

2. Educators will come to recognize the importance of safeguarding vulnerable populations (young, ADHD, impulsivity) from risks associated with live betting and will feel confident implementing certain educational strategies.

3. Consumers of gambling products will feel properly informed of potential risks associated with live betting

Complimentary Break

  • “Reducing Expenses for Addiction Clients. Some Budgeting Tips for Those in Recovery” – Jerry Bauerkemper 

  • “Money, That’s What I (Don’t) Want to Talk About” – Andrew Schreier
  • (Thursday only): “Random Odds: Futuring Skills for Problem Gambling Insights” – James Schreier

These are open meetings.