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GSAPP Webinar – Alcohol Moderation and Harm Reduction: A Clinician’s Toolbox for Office-Based Practitioners
February 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm$75
Date: Friday February 10, 2023
Time: 9am- 12:15pm ET
Instructor: Arnold Washton, PhD
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Participants attending this skills-training workshop will come away with an extensive toolbox of evidence-based alcohol moderation and harm reduction strategies they can apply immediately in clinical practice. Research shows that most people who drink “too much” are not alcoholics and that many of these “problem drinkers” can learn to moderate their drinking within safer limits rather than quit drinking completely. An alternative to traditional abstinence-only approaches, harm reduction supports individualized treatment goals including less risky/harmful drinking, moderate drinking, and abstinence. Any steps taken to reduce negative consequences associated with substance use are viewed as steps in the right direction, whether or not abstinence is the immediate or ultimate goal.
Participants of this workshop will learn how to help clients take a closer look at their alcohol use, set realistic goals, change their drinking patterns, and acquire a better understanding of the role and meaning of alcohol use in their lives. The presentation will include lecture material highlighted by numerous case examples.
3 CE credits for New York Psychologists (NYSED)