Integrative Harm Reduction For Clinical Counselors & Community Leaders
Presented by Dr. Andrew Tatarsky with Kevin Gillespie
Dates: April 28, 29 & 30, 2016
Location: Ohio University at Dublin 6805 Bobcat Way, Dublin, Ohio


Trainer: Dr. Andrew Tatarsky

Dr. Andrew Tatarsky created Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP) as an alternative to the limitations of the traditional abstinence-only treatment system. IHRP 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. He is Founder and Director of the Center for Optimal Living in NYC, a treatment and professional training center that is a platform for advancing IHRP globally. He is Professor of Professional Practice in the One Year Certificate Program in Harm Reduction Psychotherapy at the New School, a founding board member and Past-President, Division on Addictions of the New York State Psychological Association and a member of the Clinical and Medical Advisory Boards of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Dr. Tatarsky has trained individuals and organizations in 13 countries globally and has recently been invited by the Philippines Dangerous Drugs Board to train all of the government funded and certified drug treatment programs in the country. He holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the City University of New York and is a candidate in New York University’s Post-doctoral program.


Facilitator: Kevin Gillespie

Kevin Gillespie is a behavioral health executive who uses years of experience with cross-systems operational and administrative management to create innovation for healthcare integration throughout Ohio and with friends and colleagues across America. He is a registered nurse with much of his work focused on collaborative options that cross health and human service systems to form alliances with housing development and other professionals interested in safe, affordable housing as one key element in rethinking the scope of heathcare system design. Related to his responsibilities as Executive Director of Integrated Services for Behavioral Health and through recent involvement with various reform oriented ventures, Kevin is exploring sustainable local options for integration that include a strong community dimension for patient centered medical homes. Recently, vexing technical challenges confronting the integration of behavioral health into primary care seem to take up much of his time. Kevin is the co-author of Collaborative Helping: A Strengths Framework for Home-Based Services (Wiley, 2014).


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