100588: Establishing and Maintaining a Therapeutic Alliance with Substance Abuse Patients: A Cognitive Therapy Approach

About the Course:

Topics covered include: common obstacles to forming a therapeutic alliance, establishing rapport at the onset of treatment, maintaining a positive alliance over the course of treatment, and the therapeutic relationship and the case formulation.

Author

Cory F. Newman, Ph.D.

About the Author:

Dr. Newman is Assistant Professor of Psychology, in Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Clinical Director Center for Cognitive Therapy University City Science Center.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about Establishing and Maintaining a Therapeutic Alliance with Substance Abuse Patients. It is appropriate for participants with intermediate to advanced levels of knowledge about the topic.

Course Objectives:

  1. increase knowledge of common obstacles to forming a therapeutic relationship with a drug-dependent individual.

  2. be able to identify methods helpful in establishing early rapport with clients.

  3. understand ways of maintaining a positive therapeutic alliance over the course of treatment with drug abusers.

  4. learn about the therapeutic relationship and case formulations

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