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Celebrating The Latino Community: A Town Hall Meeting for Service Providers

Friday, February 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, I 202 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011

This event (organized by The New School for Social Research, Concentration in Substance Abuse and Mental Health Counseling) is a first step in bringing together mental health and substance use treatment providers who care for Latino communities. Our hope is to begin a collaborative process of building a network of providers working with the Latino population for mutual support and to better understand what their needs are. We are particularly interested in exploring the relevance of harm reduction approaches to these issues. Together, we will celebrate Latino communities and those who serve their mental health and substance use issues. The evening will include opportunities to network and a town hall-style discussion of what is needed to better serve these communities. 

This will be an opportunity for professionals to discuss and gain knowledge and awareness of Latino cultural values, norms and expectations that might be relevant in mental health and substance use treatment.

We will also be celebrating the recent release of the Spanish edition of Dr. Andrew Tatarsky’s book, Harm Reduction Psychotherapy: A New Treatment For Drug and Alcohol Problems. The book introduces harm reduction psychotherapy to the Spanish speaking community. A pdf of the book is available for free here.

Dr. Tatarsky is the director of the Center for Optimal Living, and a pioneer of the Harm Reduction Psychotherapy movement with more than 30 years teaching professionals and treating patients in the addictive behaviors field. 

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by click on the top right register button.

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Lectures and Panel Discussions


General Public


The New School for Social Research


Health, Wellness and Therapy, Psychology, Professional Development

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