October 5, 2009
Hosted by Mary Woods
Dr. Tatarsky holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The City College of the City University of New York (1986). He has specialized in the field of substance use treatment for over 25 years working as a counselor, psychologist, program director, trainer, advocate and author. Dr. Tatarsky is a founding executive board member of the Association for Harm Reduction Therapy. Some of his written works include: Developing your healthiest relationship to marijuana: A harm reduction approach, Addiction, meaning and understanding, Harm reduction psychotherapy: Extending the reach of traditional substance use treatment. His book: Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Problems (2007) has been an essential piece of work in the area of harm reduction, which can be a guiding stone for many clinicians and clients on their treatment journey. Dr. Tatarsky is also on the editorial boards of Harm Reduction, an on-line journal and the international Journal of Drug Policy.
One Hour AT A Time
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Recovery, whether it is from substance abuse or a mental illness, or both requires a treatment plan, which in many cases is as effective as treatments for other chronic illnesses. “One Hour AT A Time” will increase awareness about recovery and decrease the discrimination against individuals in the recovery process. Host Mary Woods, will help people understand the recovery of adults and families living with co-occurring substance use disorders and psychotic and/or affective illness over the course of a lifetime. Helping individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need to take personal responsibility for their health and supporting individuals in their efforts to get on with life beyond illness has been Mary’s mission and she now brings that mission to the airwaves.
Mary is the CEO of WestBridge Community Services. She is also a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with more than 25 years experience in substance abuse services and community mental health programs. Mary has conducted extensive workshops and trainings with a primary focus in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change Theory and Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders. She is also a contributor to the development of the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Practitioners and Clinical Supervisors Workbook and Practice Demonstration Video. Mary was the Chairperson of the NH State Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals. She has been a member of the NH Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor’s Association since 1984, and has served as the Northeast Regional Vice President for the NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, President of NAADAC and is currently past president of NAADAC.