Andrew Tatarsky

Andrew Tatarsky, Ph.D

Dr. Andrew Tatarsky has developed Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy (IHRP) for helping people with substance use concerns and other risky behavior. IHRP brings psychoanalysis, CBT and mindfulness together in a harm reduction frame. The therapy has been described in his book, Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems, and a series of papers. The book has been translated into Polish and Spanish. Andrew holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the City University of New York. He is Founder and Director of the Center for Optimal Living in NYC, a treatment and training center that is based in Integrative Harm Reduction Psychotherapy; founding member and Past-President, Division on Addiction of New York State Psychological Association, Member of the Board of Moderation Management Network, Inc., and clinical advisor to the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. He is Professor of Professional Practice, the Harm Reduction Psychotherapy Certificate Program, the New School for Social Research and a consultant in the Advanced Specialization in Family and Couple’s Therapy at the Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis at New York University. Dr. Tatarsky trains nationally and internationally.


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