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The Clinician’s Guide to Substance Use Disorders: Practical Tools for Assessment, Treatment & Recovery


Author:
Paul Brasler, MA, MSW, LCSW
Copyright:
2022
Publication Date:
Oct 04, 2022
Publisher:
PESI Publishing
Product Code:
PUB087855
ISBN13:
9781683735670
Format:
Paperback
Number of Pages:
354
Media Type:
Book


Description

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:

  • Confront stigma and lower barriers to treatment
  • Determine the correct level of care
  • Understand the unique intoxication and withdrawal profiles of each substance
  • Ask the right screening and assessment questions
  • Address and treat common co-occurring disorders
  • Work with substance use disorders in the family
  • Improve client engagement across various stages of change
  • Consider strategies for special populations, including adolescents, racial and ethnic minorities, military personnel, and more
  • Navigate common legal and ethical issues

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Paul Brasler, MA, MSW, LCSW, became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2002. He is the owner of Providence Consulting and Education, LLC, through which he provides clinical supervision and professional education services. Paul has extensive experience working with adults and adolescents living with substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders. He maintains a private practice and has worked in community mental health clinics, hospital emergency departments, a juvenile drug treatment court, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, and adolescent residential treatment.

Paul has been a PESI presenter 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 (PESI Publishing), was published in August 2019. His second book, The Clinician’s Guide to Substance Use Disorders: A Practical Guide to Assessment, Treatment & Recovery, was published in 2022 (PESI Publishing & Media).

 

Speaker Disclosures:
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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