From Public Health To Addiction Treatment: Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP) for the Full Spectrum of Addictive and Risky Behavior

With Andrew Tatarsky, Founder/Director, Center for Optimal Living, New York | March 31, 2020 12:00PM CDT

More than one-third of Americans struggle with problematic substance use and other risky or addictive behavior. Most are ambivalent about changing these behaviors and most do not want to stop them.

This workshop will introduce a psychobiosocial process model for understanding these complex behaviors and integrative harm reduction psychotherapy (IHRP) approach to engaging and supporting positive change in people in all stages of change and toward all positive change goals. This work can be adapted to all who are in helping roles with others. You will learn skills and strategies that you can begin using immediately in your work.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How addictive behavior reflects the interplay of biology, meaning, habit, and social context
  • Why the harm reduction stance of “meeting people where they are” is often essential to effective helping
  • Seven therapeutic tasks combining relational, CBT, and mindfulness interventions to help people change addictive behaviors: Engagement, Relationship, Self-Regulation, Assessment as Treatment, Embracing Ambivalence, Harm Reduction Goal-Setting, and Strategizing for Positive Change
  • Strategies including Empathic Listening and Reflection, Urge Surfing, Unwrapping the Urge, Microanalysis, Embracing Ambivalence, Decisional Balance, and the Ideal Use Plan

Want to present a webinar?

Presenting helps you create awareness about current treatment techniques and new approaches, in addition to teaching others how to apply treatment methods to a specific population.

You’ll also gain exposure to a broader audience through a digital platform and receive recognition as an expert in your field. Your presentation benefits everyone involved.

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