Integrative Harm Reduction: A New Paradigm for Risky and Addictive Behavior

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Presented by Dr. Andrew Tatarsky, PhD

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Please click the course video below to watch the course presentation, and then complete the Post-Test in order to obtain your CE certificate.


Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy is a treatment for individuals impacted by the spectrum of addictive and risky behavior, trauma, and other mental issues. This online presentation will give a comprehensive overview of integrative harm reduction psychotherapy (IHRP). You will also be given practical strategies/skills and how to apply this model to use in a variety of clinical settings.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the origins of harm reduction and its core principle.
  • Explain the psychobiosocial framework and how it informs treatment.
  • Apply the fundamentals for conceptualizing, assessing, and treating substance misuse and other risky behaviors.
  • Describe the role of trauma and its consequences in addiction.
  • Explain the 7 Therapeutic Tasks of IHRP along with specific skills to facilitate positive change.


Presented by Dr. Andrew Tatarsky

Andrew Tatarsky is a psychologist who developed Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP) for treating the spectrum of risky and addictive behavior. He is Founder and Director of the Center for Optimal Living in NYC, a treatment and training center; he is also a founding member and Past-President, Division on Addiction of New York State Psychological Association, and Member of the Medical and Clinical Advisory Boards of the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports. Dr. Tatarsky trains nationally and internationally.