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Understanding Addiction When It Isn’t Drugs or Alcohol

There is a growing list of “things” that humans seem to be addicted to. Historically called Process Addictions, they can include electronics, food, and gambling. This training will help you understand what these addictions are, how to identify them, how to address the concerning behavior with clients and where to gather additional information. While there are many behavioral addictions, this session will focus on social media, pornography, gaming, food and gambling.

This session has been redesigned as a Zoom presentation. You must register and pay online at least one day before the event. You will be sent Zoom log-in information on April 21st.

will begin at 8:15 am.


Cantor Rabbi Rob Jury, MA, BCC, CRADC, LPC, NCC is a pastoral therapist working with adolescents, adults, professionals, clergy, religious leaders, and people in recovery. Previous positions include Staff Chaplain at the Advocate Addiction Treatment Program and Chaplain and Pastoral Therapist at the Illinois Professionals Health Program-Behavioral Health (IPHP-BH). “Rabbi Rob” received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, his M.A. from Northwestern University in Counseling, and rabbinical ordination from the Hebrew Seminary for the Deaf. He is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CRADC), and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

A lifelong learner, he has completed the Cantorial Intern of the Cantors Assembly (CICA) program, the Yearlong Narrative Therapy training at the Evanston Family Therapy Center, the graduate certificate program in Jewish Leadership through the joint program of Spertus Institute and Northwestern University, is a member of Beit T’Shuvah’s Spiritual Counseling Certificate Training Program inaugural cohort and is currently a PhD student in Counselor Education and Supervision at Northern Illinois University. Rabbi Rob is the senior rabbi at Anshe Tikvah where they are working to open the first Jewish licensed recovery home in Illinois.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to define behavioral addictions.
  • Participants will be able to identify the central behaviors that characterize behavioral addictions.
  • Participants will understand potential interventions to use with clients whose addictive behavior is causing problems in their lives.

$30 (includes 3 CEU’s for social workers, counselors and psychologists)
3 IADAPCA CEU’s ($5 extra)

This event is free to JCFS Staff

Fee must be paid online in advance. CEU's will be emailed to participants following completion of the evaluation. Allow up to 2 weeks for CEU certificate to arrive.

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