Written in his signature personable yet straightforward style, Paul Brasler, LCSW, offers a clinically sound, must-have resource for health care professionals who are working with substance use disorders in any capacity.
With its strong emphasis on person-centered care, this book offers a refreshing approach for working alongside people with substance use disorders that humanizes the addiction crisis and shifts the focus to the person, not their diagnosis. Each chapter includes reproducible handouts, exercises, and assessment tools that walk readers through the stages of the therapeutic process, from intake and assessment to treatment planning and recovery.
Whether you work in mental health, medical, educational, religious, or legal settings, the tools in this book will help you:
Paul Brasler, MA, MSW, LCSW, has been a social worker for 25 years. Paul has extensive experience in working with people with substance use disorders, and clients in crisis. Paul has worked in community mental health settings, private practice, emergency rooms, within the court system, and in residential treatment centers, where he had ample opportunities to work with people experiencing crises.
Paul has been a presenter for PESI since 2016, and he has presented classes on mental health emergencies, high-risk clients, and substance use disorder treatment across the country. His first book, High-Risk Clients: Evidence-Based Assessment & Clinical Tools to Recognize and Effectively Respond to Mental Health Crises was published by PESI Media & Publishing in 2019. His second book, A Practical Guide to Substance Use Disorder was published by PESI Media & Publishing in 2022.
Paul lives in Richmond, Virginia, with his beautiful wife, three sons, a rabbit with a serious attitude problem, and a puppy that has ideas on how to manage said rabbit.
Financial: Paul Brasler is the owner of Providence Consulting & Education, LLC and has an employment relationship with the Department of Medical Assistance Services. He receives royalties from PESI Publishing & Media. Paul Brasler receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Paul Brasler has no relevant non-financial relationships.
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