Substance Use Treatment Planning Tool

Step-by-step guide to help you focus your sessions as you begin to address client substance use

When you download the Treatment Planning Tool you will learn to:
  • Consider the level of risk facing your clients
  • Determine the level of use as it relates to the DSM criteria
  • Examine where your client is in the Stages of Change
  • Reflect on the purpose of your client’s use
  • Identify the roadblocks to change and decide where to intervene

The Tool is $55 USD and includes: 

  • Fillable PDF workbook to jot down thoughts as you go through the questions 
  • Helpful videos to take your knowledge even further 
  • Handy appendix with information about the most commonly used substances

Betsy Byler, M.A., LPC-SAS, 

Hi, I’m Betsy. 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. In my first year as a therapist I learned quickly that I was missing a large chunk of information, specifically about substances.  I then began learning everything I could to help fill in the gaps.  I’m excited to bring this information to you so that you can bring more healing and freedom to your clients!

You might be wondering if you know enough to 

intervene in your clients' use…

We may feel like we need a lot of information about substances before we start working with client substance use, but the main reason clients make progress in therapy is the quality of the relationship with a helping professional. The information is important, but your connection with them is where it all starts. 

The Treatment Planning Tool will help you consider the factors involved when deciding where to start. You already have the skills needed to talk to your client about sensitive topics, now you just need a little direction in order to begin.

You are not alone. I’ve been there too. We can feel like a fish out of water at first, but that goes away quickly. Our expertise and relationship-building skills give us almost everything we need to make this leap. 

Aaron P. LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Betsy has a way of making complex concepts related to trauma, substance abuse, and mental health issues extremely approachable. I have enjoyed learning from her about substance abuse issues since my background is in mental health and trauma work.

Megan S. LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Betsy understands the complexities of work as a therapist, and she’s also great at problem solving complex situations. She has shown that her knowledge in working with substance abuse is an integral piece in treating clients’ overall mental health.

It’s time to take the next step!

The Treatment Planning Tool is a great companion to the Substance Use Decision Tree and will help you conceptualize individual cases so that you can tailor your interventions to meet each person’s need. Get this tool for $55 USD.

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  • 1xTreatment Planning Tool for Substance Use$55

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