PAUL BRASLER, MA, MSW, LCSW

High Risk Clients: Effective Clinical Interventions for Client Emergencies Related to Suicide, Substance Abuse Disorder, Violence & More
Paul Brasler offers up free CBT-based worksheets for working with clients with substance use disorders.

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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, 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.