the substance use talk:
The 5 Steps to confidently and effectively ask about client use of drugs and alcohol!
Originally Recoded on October 18, 2022
In this 1 hour Zoom webinar you’ll learn how to:
- Confidently ask clients about substance use no matter how long you’ve known them
- Clearly explain the rationale for why you are bringing up substance use
- Deepen your understanding of the client’s history and current presentation
- Begin having honest and productive conversations about your client’s drug and alcohol use right away
Hi, I’m Betsy.
I’m here to help you gain confidence and competence in working with substance use.
I’m a licensed therapist, substance use counselor, clinical supervisor and a person in long-term recovery from substance use. When I started in our field I felt confident in my grad school education and life experience. I figured that I knew most of what I needed to know about doing therapy.
In my first year as a therapist I learned quickly that I was missing a large chunk of information. I had clients who were using substances and I realized I had no idea what to do. I had found my way into my own recovery from substances, but I didn’t know how to translate that to my clients.
I spent the following few years learning everything I could from the substance use counselors I worked with. I went to training, I read articles and talked with my clinical supervisor. I’m excited to bring this information to you so that you can bring more healing and freedom to your clients!