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Digital Seminar

The Seven Tasks of Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP): Practical Skills & Strategies

Andrew Tatarsky, PhD
1 Hour 25 Minutes
Audio and Video
Oct 08, 2022
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The integrative harm reduction model of therapy practically helps address how trauma and addiction intersect and how to treat both in therapy – without requiring abstinence, pre-conditions to treatment, or imposing pre-conceived values or agendas that can often de-rail treatment of addictions. This session will focus on implementing IHRP’s seven therapeutic tasks.  We will demonstrate and practice practical skills and strategies associated with each task that participants can bring to their work.


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 1.5 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



Andrew Tatarsky, PhD's Profile

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Andrew Tatarsky, PhD, is the developer of IHRP and author of Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems. He’s founder and director of the Center for Optimal Living, a treatment and professional training center based on IHRP.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Andrew Tatarsky is the founder and director of Tatarsky Institute and maintains a private practice. He receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Tatarsky receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Andrew Tatarsky is a member of the American Psychological Association and the New York State Psychological Association. He serves on several journal review boards, for a complete list contact PESI, Inc.


  1. Demonstrate Agenda-setting and treatment planning in IHRP.
  2. Propose 4 unique engagement skills to facilitate positive change in trauma and addictions.
  3. Utilize seven therapeutic tasks of IHRP in treating trauma-based addictions.


  • The practice of IHRP in dual diagnoses of trauma and addictions
  • The core harm reduction focus
  • The unique therapeutic engagement skills in working with addictions
  • Specific strategies for facilitating positive change

Target Audience

  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Other Mental Health Professions

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