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Harm Reduction Summer School 2019

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118 Glashaus Loop

Emeryville, CA 94608

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Join leading Bay Area harm reduction experts for a weekend intensive on the components, skills, and applications of Harm Reduction Psychotherapy.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Name the ingredients of OARS+I

  • Demonstrate one way to help families improve communication with MI/CRAFT strategies

  • Identify the basic tasks specific to substance use management groups (SUM)

  • Describe conscious/unconscious biases & countertransference typical to clinicians facilitating SUM groups

  • List the components of Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (HRP)

  • Show appropriate application of the evidence-based clinical techniques of HRP

  • Explain ways to engage in reflective, empathic dialogue with individuals experiencing extreme states

  • Demonstrate ways to work collaboratively to support such individuals to implement health and life-affirming changes, even in the midst of their “crisis” states.

Presenter Bios:

+Dee-Dee Stout, MA has undergraduate degrees in Psychology & Human Sexuality from San Francisco State University (SFSU) and earned her Special Major Master’s degree in Health Counseling from SFSU. She is a member of the international Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), having received her training in MI in part from the developer, William R. Miller, PhD. Additionally, Dee-Dee has worked in the addictions/mental health worlds for more than 30 years. As someone with a personal history through addiction and other psychiatric diagnoses - as well as having a long family history of both – Dee-Dee definitely brings a personal story to the conversation.

Dee-Dee has had extensive specialized training: Motivational Interviewing including Supervisors’ Training (MIST); Solution Focus Brief Therapy (SFBT); Relapse Prevention; Creative Inquiry; Stages of Change; Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT); Seeking Safety; Community Reinforcement & Family Training (CRAFT); Harm Reduction Psychotherapy; Client-Directed, Outcome-Oriented work (CDOI, now FIT/PCOMS), Trauma-Informed Work, and many more. Currently Adjunct Faculty at Holy Names University in Oakland, CA, Dee-Dee has also been on faculty at numerous Bay Area colleges and universities. Her areas of specialization include: curriculum development; substance use disorders/psychiatric disorders and treatment; public policy issues and addiction; trauma, addiction, and women; harm reduction in addiction treatment; family work/communication; queer issues in treatment, criminal justice, and more.

Dee-Dee has made numerous appearances as an invited speaker at conferences – including internationally - and has been interviewed on television, radio, film, and print, discussing treatment issues and more. She has contributed to various best-selling books as well as scholarly papers on treatment, including trauma. Dee-Dee is well known for her wicked sense of humor and her ability to make complicated evidence-based practices understandable. Her book, Coming to Harm Reduction Kicking and Screaming: Looking for Harm Reduction in a 12-Step World is widely available and has received positive reviews. Currently, she writes a blog for the Families for Sensible Drug Policy Facebook non-profit group called Family Matters/Families Matter.

+Jennifer Fernández, PhD specializes in harm reduction psychotherapy for treating substance and process addictions with dually diagnosed adults, teens, and families. She received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and has trained under experts in the field of addiction treatment at the Harm Reduction Therapy Center and Pathways Institute for Impulse Control in San Francisco, CA. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in San Francisco and is passionate about responsible drug use education.

Dr. Fernández provides training, supervision, and consultation for clinicians interested in learning more about addiction, harm reduction psychotherapy, and evidence-based treatments, such as motivational interviewing and is the author of Power Over Addiction: A Harm Reduction Workbook for Changing Your Relationship with Drugs. She works with community agencies providing drug education for teens, trains law enforcement agencies on addressing addiction in forensic settings, and teaches responsible drinking skills to executive professionals.

+David MacBryde, LMFT has worked as a therapist, mental health clinician, wellness guide, drug & alcohol counselor (with a specialty in co-occurring disorders), program developer, clinical supervisor, and trainer for 25 years. He has created and directed residential programs that have been grounded in client-centered, relational, and Harm Reduction approaches, and has spent the majority of his career working with individuals who are experiencing extreme states — including psychosis, suicidality, and self-harming behaviors.

He has been a Motivational Interviewing practitioner for 19 years, and a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2007. He has provided trainings of various lengths to public and private mental health agencies, as well as agencies working with children, foster care youth, domestic violence, addictions, and probationers/parolees. He has also designed and implemented ongoing, multi-year, strategic MI implementation plans for large, non-profits and county agencies.

+Jeremy Prillwitz, MA, LAADC-CA has worked for the past eight years as a counselor at The Stonewall Project, which is a harm reduction program of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation serving gay, bi and trans men who use substances. In that capacity, Jeremy facilitates a twice-weekly Substance Use Management group as well as a mindfulness group and a group called Adventures in Abstinence which challenges the false distinctions many people make between abstinence and harm reduction. Jeremy also conducts trainings within the AIDS Foundation and with other agencies on harm reduction and specific skills such as Motivational Interviewing and mindfulness-based interventions. He has authored numerous articles on harm reduction, presented at the past two National Harm Reduction conferences, and is currently working on a book entitled Just Say Yes to Drugs.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available in the Glashaus/Public Parking lot at 65th and Hollis Streets. Additional parking can be found on the street in the area. Public transportation (AC Transit; EmeryGoRound) brings people to the corner of 65th and Hollis across from Starbucks, approximately 1 block from the event site. Also both Lyft and Uber are easily available. If coming by Bart, take the free EmeryGoRound (www.emerygoround.com) from MacArthur station to 65th and Hollis St.

What can I bring into the event?

The site has a large refrigerator and microwave which anyone may use. Numerous neighborhood eateries are available for lunch on your own each day including Subway, Los Moles, Yuzu Ramen & Broffee, KYU2 Sushi, and Jasmine Blossom within 1 block of the venue. There is also the recently updated Public Market Emeryville which houses many different venues for food (https://publicmarketemeryville.com). Coffee, tea, water, and light snacks will be provided each day.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Dee-Dee Stout at deedeestoutconsulting AT gmail DOT com or text/call to 510.919.9678.

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118 Glashaus Loop

Emeryville, CA 94608

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