I can only work with substance use or trauma if I’m specially trained


You have the skills your clients need to heal, what you need is information and community to help you feel  confident and competent in addressing both trauma and substance use without having to specialize!

Hard to imagine how this could be realistic?

Let us show you how!

Everyone who does substance use and trauma work burns out eventually


Lots of burnout comes from vicarious trauma that is often left unchecked and uncared for. It doesn’t have to be this way! Burnout is not inevitable and there are sustainable ways to recover and love your work again!

If you’re ready to check out a new perspective on your work, join us for

Braving the Course

a free live on-line event on August 16, 2022 at 6-830pm CST
and learn how to respond to clients’ substance use and trauma without burning out.

When you join us for the Braving the Course event you will:

  • Find out that when your clients are bringing up substance use, they actually DO want to talk about it in therapy
  • Develop sustainable ways to grow and flourish in your clinical practice without sacrificing your personal health or well-being
  • Learn how to compassionately identify signs of vicarious trauma and burnout so that you can take care of yourself in sustainable ways
  • Walk away with tangible and actionable skills to do the work you love, to serve the clients who need you most, all without burning out

Meet your guides:

Jenny Hughes is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma and PTSD. Through her clinical work, Jenny discovered that her true passion is to support other trauma therapists through the common experience of vicarious trauma. As the founder of the The BRAVE Trauma Therapist Collective, Jenny helps trauma therapists go from feeling drained and demoralized to energized and empowered.

Betsy Byler is a licensed therapist specializing in the treatment of trauma, a substance use counselor, clinical supervisor and a person in long-term recovery from substance use. Betsy spent over a decade training and supervising therapists and interns to be competent and confident in their abilities to work with substance use in their mental health work.  She is the host and creator of the All Things Substance podcast.

Featuring Guest Speakers:

Effects of substance abuse

Guy Macpherson, PhD, is a husband, a father of two, and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. He is the host of The Trauma Therapist Podcast, now being listened to in more than 160 countries around the world and founder of Trauma Therapist | 2.0, an online membership for new trauma therapists. He recently launched The Trauma Therapist Newsletter, a monthly subscription resource to help inspire trauma therapists everywhere.

Effects of substance abuse

Jean McCarthy is an award-winning blogger and podcaster who is best-known as a voice of recovery advocacy. Jean has written several books on recovery, including a self-help series. Jean has also completed her first novel, a work of upmarket fiction for mainstream audiences. Her blog UnPickled (9,000+ followers) began in 2011 and has continued to chronicle Jean’s alcohol-free lifestyle since her first day of sobriety. Thousands of readers credit UnPickled as a motivating factor in their decision to quit drinking

Join us!

Tuesday August 16th at 6pm CST.
Register below to reserve your seat for this free event.