Mr. Braucht’s 14,000+ hours of psychotherapy, supervision, and applied community psychology experience focuses on professional and peer workforce development that emphasizes continuous service quality and outcome improvement. In peer services, George co-founded the Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES) Academy, a peer recovery coach training that is operational in several states, and the Forensic Peer Mentor Ready4Reentry training. Clinical program implementations he has led include a statewide recovery counseling program for people on parole, the Transitional Housing for Offender Reentry (THOR) Directory and Reentry Partnership Housing, Georgia’s first two in-prison therapeutic community programs and the first five Day Reporting Centers, and several statewide reentry initiatives. George's teaching experience includes many years as a Psychology Professor. Curricula he has developed include an Enhanced Supervision Program (ESP) training for correctional and reentry staff plus certification trainings for Recovery Residence Managers and for the Recovery Capital Scale. George is a Charter Board Member of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences and a Recovery Consultant for SAMHSA’s Opioid Response Network. Little Richard, Otis Redding, the Allman Brothers Band and George, among others of course, hail from Macon GA where he lives nearby with his spouse, Jane, and a Miniature Pinscher he calls Frodo. Music, horticulture, and mythology are some of his passions.