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Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy Training

  • The New School- Wolff Conference Room 6 East 16th Street (room 1103) New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP) is a treatment for individuals struggling with addictive and risky behavior, trauma and other mental health issues. An alternative to the abstinence-only approach, IHRP is a model that incorporates psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and body-oriented practices to treat the broad spectrum of addictive behaviors.

Led by Dr. Andrew Tatarsky and Dr. Jenifer Talley, this three-day intensive training will explore the current scientific revolution in addiction treatment. This consists of a move away from the disease model toward a Psychobiosocial Process Model for understanding addiction and a shift from an absence-only to an Integrative Harm Reduction approach to treatment. Participants will learn the Seven Therapeutic Tasks of IHRP and a number of specific skills that facilitate positive change including empathic listening, mindfulness, urge-surfing, microanalysis, unwrapping the urge, embracing ambivalence, decisional balance and the Ideal Use Plan. There will be skill demonstrations and participants will have the opportunity to practiceduring role-play activities. Attendees are encouraged to bring case materialand clinical questions to the training.

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