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Podcast: The Importance of Harm Reduction


Harm reduction in client/therapist engagements can be organized into four simple, but hard-to-implement tenets: minimize judgment, avoid offering advice or opinions, respect autonomy, and understand the complicated nature of behavior. In this episode of The ABMP Podcast, Kristin and Darren speak with Cal Cates about the lack of self-regulation training, examples of judgment with a client, and how offering opinions can have a “silencing effect” on clients.

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