PAUL BRASLER, MA, LCSW

Paul Brasler, MA, MSW, LCSW, discusses how to best support high risk clients, why therapists should avoid creating Contracts For Safety, and tips on creating an effective Safety Plan.

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Paul Brasler, MA, LCSW, has worked in the social work field for the past 22 years.  He is the head of behavioral health for Daily Planet Health Services, a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides comprehensive and integrated healthcare and mental health services (including medication-assisted opioid treatment).  Paul is also president of Providence Consulting & Education L.L.C., through which he provides clinical supervision and professional education services.



Paul has extensive experience in working with people with substance use disorders.  After finishing school, Paul went to work at an adolescent residential treatment program, where he developed a treatment track for adolescents with substance use disorders.  In 2003, he became a senior clinician in the Chesterfield County Juvenile Drug Court and provided individual, family, adolescent group and multifamily group therapies.  After working at the drug court for seven years, Paul moved on to conduct psychiatric and substance misuse evaluations in emergency departments in the Greater Richmond, Virginia area.  Paul has also served as adjunct faculty in the school of social work at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he developed a graduate course in substance abuse treatment.



Paul has been a PESI presenter since 2016, and he has presented classes on mental health emergencies and high-risk clients across the country.  He recently released his first book, High-Risk Clients: Evidence-Based Assessment & Clinical Tools to Recognize and Effectively Respond to Mental Health Crises (PESI Publishing 2019).

 





Speaker Disclosures:



Financial:  Paul Brasler is in private practice. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.



Nonfinancial:  Paul Brasler has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.