In this Optimal Live Talk, Dr. Andrew Tatarsky will be joined by Dr. Ross Ellenhorn, founder and director of Ellenhorn, an intensive community integration program serving clients who have been diagnosed as suffering psychiatric experiences in Boston and New York. Dr. Tartarsky and Dr. Ellenhorn have come together to start the first annual, Shifting the Paradigm conference. (www.addictionparadigm.com) This conference proposes a shift in our model for understanding problematic substance use and the addictive experience, away from the 'disease model' toward a harm reduction model, one that embraces creativity, choice in treatment, and freedom in decisions about what to do in regards to substances in one’s life.
During this 30 minute conversation the two will discuss the urgency of this paradigm shift, how this shift reflects changes underway in the mental health field in general, and why they selected Gabor Mate as the featured speaker this year. Questions from the online audience are welcomed and encouraged!
Join the conversation by watching the live stream here on The Center For Optimal Living Facebook page. You may submit a question in advance by posting to this event page or during the live stream as a comment on the video. Please share!
More about the May 31 Shifting the Paradigm conference here: