Paul Brasler, LCSW, is the owner of Providence Consulting & Education, LLC, through which he provides clinical supervision and professional education services. He is the Behavioral Health Addiction Specialist with the SUPPORT Grant Team at the Department of Medical assistance Services (Virginia Medicaid), where he provides training and technical assistance for Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) treatment programs across Virginia. Additionally, Paul provides Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy as part of a small medical practice.

Prior this, Paul was 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 MOUD) in Richmond, Virginia. Paul has extensive experience in working with people in crisis and people living with SUD, including community mental health settings, hospital settings, Juvenile Drug Court, private practice, foster care, 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 a certification course for clinicians working with people with substance use disorder 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. Paul lives in Richmond, Virginia, with his family.

Speaker Disclosures:

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.