News Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 13:15
An Integrative Harm Reduction Therapy Approach to Addictions: Addressing the Roadblocks to Healing, Growth and Positive Change
This workshop will be presented at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders in Hyannis, MA on 09/06/19 from 2:00-2:30PM.
More than one-third of Americans struggle with problematic substance use and other risky or addictive behaviors, but they often are ambivalent about changing them, regardless of negative consequences. Research suggests that more than 80% of this group is not ready to take action around positive change yet over 90% of treatment programs are oriented to treat people who are motivated to take action. This workshop addresses that gap, offering a comprehensive psychobiosocial model for understanding and working with these behaviors across the entire spectrum of readiness to change through Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP), which can be immediately incorporated into your practice or organization. IHRP brings together relational psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness experiential strategies in a harm reduction frame that meets people where ever they are ready to begin their positive change journeys.
This year the Cape Cod Symposium has several offerings on harm reduction demonstrating how the traditional recovery and harm reduction communities are coming together to bridge the entire continuum of care for people who struggle with addiction.
Find out more about the symposium here.