The truth about illegal drugs is that most people use them for pleasure, connection, enhancing creativity, and coping with life’s many physical and emotional challenges. Of course, drugs have serious inherent risks. But given the prevalence of the “Just Say No” culture, do we really understand the best way to minimize those risks? For many therapists, the answer is no. In fact, therapists are often so uncomfortable dealing with drug use that they’ll immediately refer a client out, despite having established a solid therapeutic relationship. This session offers a psychobiosocial approach that demystifies problematic drug use, as well as an integrative harm reduction approach that provides a road map for helping therapists help their clients rethink their relationship with substances. You’ll explore:
This online program is worth 2 hours CPD.
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Andrew Tatarsky, PhD, is developer of IHRP and author of Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems. He’s founder and director of the Center for Optimal Living, a treatment and professional training center based on IHRP.
Financial: Dr. Andrew Tatarsky maintains a private practice. He is the founder and director of Optimal Living Psychological Services, and he is a consulting clinical officer for Integrated Services for Behavioral Health. Dr. Tatarsky is co-facilitator of the IHRP 15-week Certificate Program. He receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Andrew Tatarsky is a member of the Association for Harm Reduction Therapy, the American Psychological Association, and New York State Psychological Association. He serves on the advisory board for the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Support and Compassion for Addiction.
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