Friday, September 29, 2023
Harm Reduction Strategies and Interventions for Substance Use and Other Harmful Behaviors
Harm reduction strategies have become essential for substance use recovery and intervention for harmful behaviors. This workshop emphasizes various harm reduction approaches, utilizing evidence-based techniques that support this framework, and explores practical tools to support those seeking recovery. This workshop is led by Sarah Suzuki and Alyssa Fatiago, experts in the field. This workshop will guide participants in:
- Understanding Harm Reduction: Overview of principles and philosophy of harm
- Utilizing Evidence-Based Techniques: Incorporation of proven strategies, such as
behavioral interventions and counseling techniques that align with harm reduction
principles. Special consideration will be given to various age groups, including teens
- Exploring Practical Tools: Using tools like the DBT diary card and sharing strategies
for tracking behaviors and supporting participants.
Target audiences for this training include:
- Community mental health professionals.
- Frontline staff in housing, prevention, and workforce development.
- Occupational therapists.
- Substance use recovery professionals.
Participants can help shape the workshop’s content by completing this survey. The workshop will align with participants’ real-world experiences and needs.
6.5 CEUs are available for LCSW, LSW, LCPC, LPC, LMFT, and Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, CODP I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, CVSS II, ATE, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, CFPP II
Date: September 29, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Virtually — Hosted by Kenneth Young Center
RSVP: Mental Health Professionals and KYC staff are welcome to join. Please click here to register by emailing Brenda. Please include your licensure/credentials in your email to assist with processing CEUs. In addition to registering, please complete this survey to help tailor this presentation to your experience.
Cost: $200 (KYC staff can attend at no cost)
About the Speakers
Sarah Suzuki, LCSW, CRADC
Sarah founded Chicago Compass Counseling, transforming the field of recovery and behavior change since 2013. Her innovative approaches, which include crafting effective ‘invitations to accountability,’ have inspired change in over 60 organizations. A certified Motivational Interviewing trainer since 2017, Sarah co-created ‘The Sarahs,’ a unique initiative dismantling white supremacy using a 12-step program.
Alyssa Fatiago, LSW
Alyssa is a therapist, trainer, and speaker specializing in evidence-based therapeutic approaches and trauma-informed care. Alyssa offers youth and adult counseling, focusing on the Queer/LGBT+ community and individuals seeking anxiety management and recovery support. With expertise in DBT, ACT, CBT, MBCT, SFBT, and more, Alyssa customizes programs addressing audience-specific needs. They are passionate about posttraumatic stress disorder counseling and delivering high-quality care.