An Integrated Model of Harm Reduction Psychotherapy

Patt Denning, PhD

Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Registration starts at 8:30 am.

An Integrated Model of Harm Reduction Psychotherapy

Pat DenningHarm Reduction Psychotherapy (HRP) provides an effective and humane alternative to traditional drug treatment as practiced in the United States. It combines a focus on drugs with any other issue that the client brings. HRP recognizes that severe drug use is often a coping strategy for trauma. This workshop will use the model of Drug, Set, Setting and the Decisional Balance to help participants think about people with complex issues and develop collaborative individualized assessment and treatment planning. Psychodynamic contributions to this model will be discussed, and cognitive-behavioral interventions will be demonstrated. Participants are asked to have a case in mind for discussion.

Patt Denning, PhD, is one of the primary developers of Harm Reduction treatments for alcohol and other drug problems. She is the author of Practicing Harm Reduction Psychotherapy and a book for the general public: Over the Influence: The Harm Reduction Guide for Managing Drugs and Alcohol (both with co-author Jeannie Little). Over the past 40 years as a clinician and trainer in residential and outpatient services she has developed specialties in differential diagnosis, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy with seriously disturbed patients and substance use disorders. She is a Diplomate-Fellow in Psychopharmacology and a certified addiction specialist through the APA College of Professional Psychology.

Date & Time: Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Registration starts at 8:30 am.

Location: TPI, 2232 Carleton St., Berkeley, CA 94704 (get map and directions)

 Fee if Registration Completed: by 11/6/18 after 11/6/18
Member Licensed >3 years $92 $112
Member Licensed <3 years $80 $100
Member Prelicensed Students/Interns $72 $92
Nonmember Licensed >3 years $112 $132
Nonmember Licensed <3 years $100 $120
Nonmember Prelicensed Students/Interns $87 $107

CE: 4 Credits. $10 additional fee for CE credits. The Psychotherapy Institute is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LPCCs (provider number PSY005). The Psychotherapy Institute maintains responsibility for these programs and their content (see Course Policies).