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Thursday, October 21 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Same Boat, Different Paddles? Harm Reduction Therapy as an Integrated Model

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Each mental health profession has its own “provider culture”- a world view, a way of seeing people and the process of change, and beliefs about what is important for us to learn.

Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (HRP) was developed by a psychologist and a social worker, both with child and family experience. HRP has been further developed by other psychologists and social workers, by family therapists, drug and alcohol counselors, case managers, psychiatrists and nurse practitioners, and by the clients that we serve.

It is exactly our awareness of such intersectionality that has allowed the creation of a treatment model that can work with individuals, families, and systems; one that is inherently an integration of mental health and substance misuse treatment; one that recognizes the social context and constructs that are so often ignored; one that acknowledges the importance of biological factors in suffering and in healing; and one that places our clients’ perspective, wishes, and needs as central to our work.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to identify 2 basic principles of Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (HRP)
Participants will be able to list 2 clinical components of HRP
Participants will appreciate the different contributions made by different mental health professions

The evaluation/CE request form for this program can be found HERE.

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Jeannie Little, LCSW

Executive Director, Harm Reduction Therapy Center
Jeannie Little is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Group Psychotherapist. She is the Executive Director of the Harm Reduction Therapy Center, a non-profit agency providing harm reduction treatment for drug and alcohol users with other emotional problems. Since 1990... Read More →
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Patt Denning

Director of Clinical Services & Training, Harm Reduction Therapy Center
Dr. Patt Denning is one of the primary developers of Harm Reduction treatments for alcohol and other drug problems. She is co-founder and Director of Clinical Services and Training of the Harm Reduction Therapy Center (founded in 2000). Since 1978, Dr. Denning has worked as a clinician... Read More →

Thursday October 21, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am HST
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