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Dr. Andrew Tatarsky

Psychologist (United States)

Dr. Andrew Tatarsky has developed integrative harm reduction psychotherapy (IHRP) for treating the spectrum of risky and addictive 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 in a series of papers. Dr. Tatarsky holds a PhD in clinical psychology from the City University of New York and is a graduate of New York University’s Postdoctoral Program in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. He is founder and director of the Center for Optimal Living in NYC, a treatment and training center; founding member and past-president of the Division on Addiction of New York State Psychological Association, and a member of the Medical and Clinical Advisory Boards of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Dr. Tatarsky has trained professionals in harm reduction both nationally and internationally.


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