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2019 Program Archive

New York State Society for Clinical Social Work Westchester Chapter with The Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW Presents:

THE INTEGRATION OF HARM REDUCTION THERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS

Program Description

This presentation will provide an overview of “Harm Reduction” and teach ways to integrate harm reduction therapy in the treatment of substance use disorders. Harm Reduction is best considered a broad umbrella concept within which both abstinence and selected reductions of substance use are acceptable goals. Harm reduction psychotherapy focuses less on the use of one or more substances and more on the global functioning of an individual. It has rekindled Rogerian techniques currently referred to as client-centered therapy.

It honors the therapeutic relationship as the cornerstone of successful behavior modification. It also raises the importance of assisting the patient to explore the underlying psychosocial issues that accompany substance use. Handouts will be provided.

Registration Options

*NYSSCSW Discount applies to NYSSCSW members in good standing only.

**Student Discount only applies to full time students currently enrolled in social work and MHP master level programs.

This is an ACE Foundation Program. If this is your first time taking an ACE Foundation program not co-sponsored by an NYSSCSW, you will be prompted to make your complimentary account on the ACE Foundation Learning Center platform, where you will be able to access all program information, course materials and information for future ACE Foundation programs from your member dashboard. You will be asked to set a password for your new ACE Foundation Learning Center account.

Date:

Saturday, April 6, 2019

10:00am - 1:00pm

Course Number

246

Presenter:

Ross Fishman, Ph.D.

Program Originator:

Westchester

Location:

Mental Health Association
29 Sterling Ave.
White Plains, NY 10606

contact Hours:

3.0 Contact Hours Will Be Awarded For This Program

Applicable for:

LCSW, LMSW, LP, LMFT, LMHC

Registration:

Registration is closed.

Program Details

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify harm reduction techniques in everyday life
  2. Describe the developmental issues that influence the decision to use drugs
  3. List at least three conflicts that make it difficult for the user to accept the benefits of stopping or reducing drug intake

Psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, psychoanalysts, nurse practitioners, family and marriage/couple therapists and mental health counselors.

This seminar is appropriate for clinicians with all levels of experience.

Ross Fishman, Ph.D. is a NYS licensed psychologist and co-founder of Innovative Health Systems, an outpatient, OASAS-certified Substance Use Disorder Clinic in White Plains established in 1985. He has served as Adjunct Associate Professor at Queens College, CUNY,and on the Psychiatry Department faculties of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Cornell Weill Medical College (New York Presbyterian Hospital – Westchester Division) and New York Medical College (Westchester Medical Center). He is the former Director of Evaluation for the NYC Bureau of Alcoholism Services and Director of Education and Training, New York City Affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism. His current interests are harm reduction psychotherapy and divorce contemplation.

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Workshop

Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed, as evidenced by signing in and out and completing a course evaluation. Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.

ACE welcomes participants with diverse abilities. Please contact Kristin or Jennifer at info.acefoundation@gmail.com, at time of registration, to request accessibility accommodations. Accommodation requests are considered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA), Section 505 of the Rehabilitation ACT.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made at least five days before the event will be fully refunded. For cancellation please call 1-800-288-4279, or email us at info.acefoundation@gmail.com.

Inclement Weather Policy:

Should Inclement weather occur, we will be notifying all registrants via the email by which the registrant signed up. Please be sure to check your email before you leave for the course.

  • 3.0 Contact Hours will be awarded once the entire course is completed.
  • All registrations must be submitted by the Wednesday prior to the program.
  • Certificates will be emailed approximately ten business days after the completion of the course.
  • For questions regarding disability access please contact Kristin or Jennifer, at time of registration, so that we can see to it that arrangements are made to accommodate your special needs: info.acefoundation@gmail.com.
  • For questions regarding course content, please contact Kristin or Jennifer: info.acefoundation@gmail.com.
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Advanced Clinical Education (ACE) Foundation of the New York State Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists  #PSY-0121.

Advanced Clinical Education Foundation of the NYSSCSW, Inc., SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0056; LP# P0017; LMFT #0028; LMHC #0045.

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