Training Details

Event Dates and Timeframe
  • Tuesday, March 31, 2020
    • 08:00 AM to 09:00 AM



Cost Range


Host and Instructor

Host: Psychiatry & Behavioral Health Learning Network
Instructor: Andrew Tatarsky Founder/Director, Center for Optimal Living


More than one-third of Americans struggle with problematic substance use and other risky or addictive behavior. Most are ambivalent about changing these behaviors or wanting to stop them. This workshop will introduce a psychobiosocial process model for understanding these behaviors and integrative harm reduction approach (IHRP) to engage and support positive change in people in all stages of change. You will learn skills and strategies that you can begin using immediately in your work.

Upon completion of this webinar, attendees will be know:


Andrew Tatarsky, Founder/Director, Center for Optimal Living,
New York, NY

Andrew developed Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP) for the spectrum of risky and addictive behavior. IHRP brings psychoanalysis, CBT and mindfulness together in a harm reduction frame. IHRP 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 NYC, a treatment and training center based on IHRP. Founding board member, Division on Addiction of New York State Psychological Association, Advisor to the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports. Andrew has trained in 18 countries.