Founder and Director
New York, New York
Andrew Tatarsky, PhD, has offered psychotherapy and consultation to people who struggle with drugs and their families for over 40 years. He holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the City University of New York and a Certificate from New York University's Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. He developed Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP) to address the spectrum of risky and addictive behavior. IHRP brings relational psychoanalysis, CBT and mindfulness together in a harm reduction frame. IHRP meets people wherever they are on and works collaboratively to support people in discovering their truth and what goals and approach to positive change best suit them. The therapy has been described in his book, Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems, and a series of papers. The book has been translated into Polish and Spanish. Andrew is Founder and Director of the Center for Optimal Living in NYC, a treatment, education and professional training center based on IHRP. Andrew is a member of the Clinical and Medical Advisory Panels of the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports. Andrew has trained individuals and organizations in 18 countries. His writing, teaching, clinical work and leadership aim to promote a re-humanized view of problematic substance use and a harm reduction continuum of care that will extend help to everyone who needs and wants it wherever they are ready to begin their positive change journeys.
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Friday, September 8, 2023
5:50 PM – 6:50 PM ET