Harm Reduction Therapy for Addictions
by G. Alan Marlatt
See G. Alan Marlatt utilize his Harm Reduction Therapy approach in an actual counseling session with a client struggling with addiction.

Part of the 7-video series: Brief Therapy for Addictions
Harm Reduction Therapy is an innovative approach that focuses on reducing the harmful consequences of drug use. The therapist accepts the client on his or her own terms and tries to reduce barriers to treatment.

In this video,  Dr. G. Alan Marlatt, an expert on harm reduction and relapse prevention, works with an African-American client who is addicted to heroin and considering entry into a methadone program. Jon Carlson and Judy Lewis introduce Dr. Marlatt, and facilitate an in-depth discussion of the further impact and uses of the model.

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From watching this video you will learn how to:

• Develop an understanding of the key aspects of the Harm Reduction Therapy model and its relevance in addictions counseling today.
• Gain insight into Marlatt's therapy style, and how he promotes change by helping clients reduce the harmful aspects of their drug use.
• Learn how to apply the Harm Reduction Therapy model to help your clients successfully tackle their addictions.

Length of video: 1:55:00

Number of Discs: 1

English subtitles available on: Stream, DVD

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Individual ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-072-4

Individual ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-072-9

Group ISBN-10 #: 1-60124-073-2

Group ISBN-13 #: 978-1-60124-073-6

G. Alan Marlatt, PhD spent many years as a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Addictive Behaviors Research Center at the University of Washington. He has published over 200 articles and book chapters as well as five books, and his work on relapse prevention, assessment and harm reduction has had a wide impact on the treatment of addictions in the U.S. and abroad.

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CE credits: 6

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of the key aspects of the Harm Reduction Therapy model and its relevance in addictions counseling today.
  • Gain insight into Marlatt's therapy style, and how he promotes change by helping clients reduce the harmful aspects of their drug use.
  • Learn how to apply the Harm Reduction Therapy model to help your clients successfully tackle their addictions.
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