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Harm Reduction Conference

May 19, 2022, 10:00 am - May 20, 2022, 5:00 pm

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On May 19th & 20th, Dr. Andrew Tatarsky will speak about Integrated Harm Reduction Psychotherapy. Make sure you’re one of the 55 people who can hear him.

Dr. Andrew Tatarsky is the pioneer of the Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP) approach for treating addictive and risky behavior, trauma and other mental health issues.

During this 2-day intermediate level workshop, attendees will learn how Dr Tatarsky’s psychobiosocial model demystifies problematic drug use; utilizes an integrative harm reduction approach; and provides a road map to help clients maximize the benefits, and minimize the risks, in creating an optimal relationship to substance use.

This intensive training session will delve into the current scientific revolution in addiction treatment. Exploring the benefits of moving away from the disease model toward a psychobiosocial process model for understanding addiction and shifting treatment from the traditional abstinence-only approach to an integrative harm reduction method.

Participants will also learn the Seven Therapeutic Tasks of IHRP along with specific skills to facilitate positive change, including empathic listening, mindfulness, urge-surfing, microanalysis, embracing ambivalence, and decisional balance.

Day One, Thursday, May 19: Topics include the origins and core principles of the harm reduction model—its psychobiosocial framework and how it informs fundamentals for conceptualizing, assessing and treating substance misuse and other risky behaviors. This model demystifies problematic drug use with an integrative harm reduction approach that provides a road map for helping clients maximize the benefits and minimize the risks in creating an optimal relationship to substance use. 

Day Two, Friday, May 20: Participants will learn the Seven Therapeutic Tasks of IHRP along with specific skills to facilitate positive change including empathic listening, mindfulness, urge-surfing, microanalysis, embracing ambivalence and decisional balance. Participants will be taught to identify the Seven Therapeutic Tasks and their meanings and engagement, and collaboration skills will be taught utilizing role play. Case study examples will be provided, followed by time for reflective questions and concluding takeaways.

10 Continuing Education credits will be earned by Social Workers, Professional Counselors, Psychologists and Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselors who attend.

Only 55 seats are available. Don’t miss your chance to be sitting in one of them.

This is a rare opportunity to attend a workshop held by Dr. Andrew Tatarsky, the pioneer of IHRP. So, we expect it to sell out quickly. Only two tickets can be purchased per person. To avoid disappointment, reserve your place today.

Dates: May 19 and 20, 2022

Times: 10:00 am-5:00 pm, each day

Location: Rutgers University’s Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies, 607 Allison Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854 

QUESTIONS? info@cgeinstitute.org or visit cgeinstitute.org.  

Don’t wait. Register today. 

Registration includes a two-day conference pass. Coffee, breakfast and boxed lunches will also be provided for both days.

Early Bird Rate (thru Feb 28): $299

Starting March 1st: $325


May 19, 2022, 10:00 am
May 20, 2022, 5:00 pm


Room 200
607 Allison Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854 United States