Presentation on theme: "Bridging the Gap from Abstinence- Based Addiction Treatment to Harm Reduction Treatment: My Personal Journey Barry Lessin, M.Ed., CAADC Licensed Psychologist."— Presentation transcript:
Bridging the Gap from Abstinence- Based Addiction Treatment to Harm Reduction Treatment: My Personal Journey Barry Lessin, M.Ed., CAADC Licensed Psychologist Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Objectives IIlustrate what contributed to the gap, for me, between Abstinence-Based (AB) and Harm Reduction (HR) treatment. Offer a systems approach to facilitate the transition to HR. Share a perspective to allow others to integrate HR into their work.
My path to HR: Career Summary Training/Workplace dichotomy Career burnout Profound personal experience Public health advocacy
Client-Centered & Developmental: What I Learned Carl RogersLifespan Development
Conflicting Views: What I Learned vs, What I Was Doing vs.
Conflicting Views: What I Learned vs. What I Was Doing vs
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