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OASAS Harm Reduction with Andrew Tatarsky, PhD
May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday, May 12, 2022, 2:00-3:30 pm: Title TBA with Andrew Tatarsky, PhD, Founder and Director of The Center for Optimal Living
Presenter Bio: Andrew Tatarsky has worked with people who use drugs and their families for over 40 years. Andrew developed Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP) for treating the spectrum of risky and addictive behavior as an alternative to traditional abstinence-only substance use treatment. IHRP brings relational psychoanalysis, CBT and mindfulness together in a harm reduction frame. IHRP meets people wherever they are on their positive change journeys and works collaboratively to support people in discovering their truth and what goals and approach to positive change best suit them. The therapy has been described in his book, Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems, and a series of papers. He is Founder and Director of the Center for Optimal Living in NYC, a treatment, education and professional training center based on IHRP. His writing, teaching, clinical work and leadership aim to promote a re-humanized view of problematic substance use and a harm reduction continuum of care that will extend help to everyone who needs and wants it wherever they are ready to begin their positive change journeys.