Harm Reduction Therapy: Forging a Therapeutic Alliance Against Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders

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Date Dec 19, 2014
Time 01:00 PM EDT
Cost $49.00
Work with, not against, clients with co-occurring substance use disorders by using harm reduction therapy to forge an effective therapeutic alliance.

Full Description:
Counseling individuals who have co-occurring substance use disorders is often challenging and marked by apparent resistance, denial, and drop-out. Clients are often ready to address problems such as depression and anxiety, while reluctant to change their substance use. Well-intended clinicians may find themselves creating a confrontational atmosphere, rather than one that is collaborative.

This webinar will introduce harm reduction therapy (HRT) as a proven approach for developing a more stable and productive therapeutic alliance with clients who have co-occurring substance use disorders. Participants will delve into the philosophy, techniques, and ethical considerations associated with HRT. Dr. Rotgers will conclude by using current research findings to make the case that HRT is an effective model for increasing client engagement and achieving better treatment outcomes.

Course Includes:
Live Q&A
Presentation Handout
Post session recording access
CE Credit

What You Will Learn:
Distinguish between harm reduction and harm reduction therapy (HRT)
Contrast the basic philosophy of HRT and traditional approaches to clinical work with co-occurring substance use disorders
Explain three central approaches used in HRT
Evaluate the research supporting the use of HRT with co-occurring substance use disorders
Articulate the ethical issues that are associated with HRT

Your Presenter:
FREDERICK ROTGERS, PsyD, ABPP, LCADC, has over 30 years of experience working with patients with substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric problems. He has taught and lectured worldwide on evidence-based approaches and is one of the leaders in the development and validation of harm reduction approaches to psychotherapy. Author of several books and many articles, Dr. Rotgers is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and past president of the Society of Addiction Psychology (APA Division 50). He is currently in independent practice and an adjunct professor at Rutgers Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. 

Only registered attendees will have access to CE. A Cross Country Education web account is required to attend. There is no charge for a CCE web account. It is recommended that you join the meeting 15 to 20 minutes early. Speaker phone sound quality is poor and it is recommended that they not be used to listen to the event.

Technical requirements:
To view this webinar you will need to download the WebEx Application. You will be prompted to download it when you first enter the site. To save time, you can setup prior to the meeting by following this link: https://apidemoeu.webex.com/apidemoeu/meetingcenter/mcsetup.php

Who Should Attend: 
Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Case Managers, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Clergy/Pastoral Counselors, Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, Educators


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