MI and Harm Reduction

Ep 71 – MI and Harm Reduction

MI and Harm Reduction

Glenn and Sebastian welcomed Dr. Kasey Claborn to the podcast to discuss her work on MI and harm reduction. MI and Harm ReductionDr. Claborn is a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant professor of Social Work and Psychiatry at The University of Texas at Austin. She is the Steve Hicks Fellow of Addiction and Recovery Services and Director for the Addictions Research Institute. Dr. Claborn is the Principal Investigator for several projects funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and the Health Resources and Services Administration. To date, she has received over $14.3 million dollars in external funding for her research. Dr. Claborn’s research focuses on improving the addiction system of care through community based participatory research methods and system science. She has expertise in designing and building digital technologies to improve care coordination and community overdose prevention efforts. In 2021, Dr. Claborn received an international award from Google for her work in building innovative technologies for social impact. Dr. Claborn’s current work seeks to use innovative methods to combine traditional and non-traditional overdose surveillance methods to inform data-driven community response.

Episode index:

00:00 – Opening and episode preview

06:30 – Kasey’s early MI story

09:30 – What is community outreach?

11:10 – Harm reduction: What is it and how has Kasey applied it?

22:30 – HR and abstinence as part of a continuum

31:00 – Training HR workers in MI

35:15 – HR and peer support

37:30 – Barriers to HR and ways to overcome

49:00 – Adaptation of MI for HR

61:00 – Political aspects of HR

70:06 – End of episode

Contact information:

X (Twitter) – kaseyclabornphd 

Email – kasey.claborn@austin.utexas.edu

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