Title: Improving the effectiveness of addiction treatment: time for ‘harm reduction’
Speaker: Prof. Hendrik Roozen, Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse the University of New Mexico
Date: 2017 October 13th 17:30- 18:30
Venue: S102, 3rd Building of School of Medicine, Hongo Campus, Tokyo http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/campusmap/cam01_02_04_j.html
In the field of addiction, a one size fits all approach leaves relatively substantial populations in the cold to remain untreated, because it doesn’t fit all patients’ situation and recovery needs. In this presentation, main treatment goals will be discussed ranging from abstinence, moderation to harm reduction. To improve treatment outcome several options will be discussed.
Prof. dr. Hendrik G. Roozen is a clinically certified mental health psychologist. He obtained his PhD in 2005 at VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Currently he is affiliated to the University of New Mexico at the ‘Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions’ (CASAA) in Albuquerque (USA). Between 2012 and 2016 he was working at Tilburg University scientific center for care and welfare (TRANZO) the Netherlands, as an endowed professor and connected to the academic workplace for Addiction as a chair. Roozen works as a trainer and consultant at Roozen & Meyers Consultancy (RMC). He organizes training courses about the Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) and Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), provides support and supervision for health professionals and also carries out consultations with numerous mental health, forensic, and addiction care institutions in the Netherlands and abroad. He is also a board member of the Addiction Psychology section of the Dutch Association of Psychologists (NIP).