America is facing an epidemic of substance misuse, but there’s a major obstacle to getting people the help they need: There’s simultaneously a nationwide lack of training in addiction treatment for professionals as well as a massive need for people with this training. These problems are severe; many future mental health providers are graduating without ever completing a single course in substance abuse treatment.
But substance abuse is very much part of the real world of mental health treatment – even if that’s not why your clients came into your office. Be prepared to recognize substance use and get your clients the help they need.
Watch me, Paul Brasler, LCSW, for this intensive two-day seminar and I’ll walk you through numerous proven strategies and interventions that you need to effectively recognize and treat substance use disorders.
Complete this program, and through a combination of the latest addiction research and clear examples of treatment, you’ll learn:
How to differentiate between casual misuse and addiction
Who you should treat and when you should refer out
Techniques to improve client engagement and treatment compliance
How to modify your interventions for use with special clinical populations, including veterans
Best of all, upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be eligible to become a Certified Addictions-Informed Professional (CAIMHP) through Evergreen Certifications. Certification lets colleagues, employers, and clients know that you’ve invested the extra time and effort necessary to understand the complexities of treating addictions in clients. Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/caimhp for details.
CERTIFICATION MADE SIMPLE!
No hidden fees – PESI pays for your application fee (a $99.99 value)!
Simply complete this seminar and the post-event evaluation included in this training, and your application to be a Certified Addictions-Informed Professional through Evergreen Certifications is complete.*
Attendees will receive documentation of CAIMHP designation from Evergreen Certifications 4 to 6 weeks following the program. *Professional standards apply. Visit www.evergreencertifications.com/caimhp for professional requirements.
Continuing Professional Development Certificates
- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 12.75 hours CPD.
Manual - Certified Addictions-Informed Mental Health Professional (CAIMHP)
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).
Financial: Paul Brasler has employment relationships with the Department of Medical Assistance Services and the Bon Secours Mercy Health System. He is the President of Providence Consulting & Education, LLC. He receives a speaking honorarium and 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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