ABOUT THE TRAINING
Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy is a treatment for individuals struggling with addictive and risky behavior. An alternative to the Abstinence-Only Approach, Integrative Harm Reduction is a model that incorporates psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and body-oriented practices to treat the broad spectrum of addictive behaviors.
This three-day intensive training will introduce a new model for understanding addictive behavior and an integrative approach for treatment applying Dr. Tatarsky’s 7 therapeutic tasks of Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy. Participants will have the opportunity to practice the skills during role-play activities and are encouraged to bring case material and clinical questions to the training.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
- Psychologists, social workers, substance abuse counselors
- Licensed mental health clinicians, psychiatrists & other mental health and addiction treatment providers and administrators
- Graduate students in psychology and related elds of study
- Current status of addictive behaviors and treatment
- Description and clinical rationale of integrative harm reduction approach to treating substance misuse and other risky behaviors
- Psycho-bio-social model that considers the role of meaning, habit, relationships, social context and biology
- The role of trauma and its consequences in addiction
- Specific skills and strategies applicable to each therapeutic task
- OASAS-approved continuing education credits will be available for CASACs
- NYSED-approved continuing education credits will be available for LCSWs and LMSWs- see below for more information.
We highly recommend that you attend all 3 days. If you are only able to attend one or two dates, please select the appropriate ticket type and indicate which dates you will be attending.
Does the Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy training qualify for Continuing Education Credits?
Yes. The New School for Social Research's Department of Psychology SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0199. Our program provides 18 hours of continuing education. This program has also been approved to provide 18 hours of continuing education credits for CASACs by the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).
How can Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy be applied to patient care?
The training will provide a basic understanding of the full range of addictive behaviors and practical therapeutic techniques that can be used immediately in a wide variety of treatment settings including private practice, substance abuse treatment agencies, mental health centers, in-patient detox and rehab facilities and school counseling, among others.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Participants are encouraged to bring case vignettes and questions for discussion.
Basic beverage and pastries will be provided all three days.
Where can I stay if I'm coming from out of town?
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Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or at (212) 213-8905 x106 with any questions. You may also visit www.centerforoptimalliving.com for more information about The Center for Optimal Living.
I am seeking treatment for addiction/substance use or other risky behaviors. Is this training appropriate for me?
This training is for clinicians and professionals working in the mental health, health services or addiction/substance abuse fields. If you need help, or are seeking treatment, please contact The Center for Optimal Living at email@example.com or 212-213-8905 x2 to inquire about patient programs and therapeutic services.