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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
    reduc­tion.
  • 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
    and ado­les­cents.
  • 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.

Event Details

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 292023

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, LCSWCRADC

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.

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