Total CE Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102763
About the Course:
This course is based on a quantitative research project of quality improvement of therapeutic alliance in substance abuse treatment. This quality improvement project involved the implementation of routine monitoring of alliance within a VA substance use disorder (SUD) clinic predominantly serving veterans with serious mental illness. Findings suggest that assessment of alliance is feasible within a VA SUD clinic and may provide information signaling risk for disengagement that could be used for increasing treatment engagement.
This course is based on the article, Routine monitoring of therapeutic alliance to predict treatment engagement in a Veteran Affairs substance use disorder clinic created by Simon B. Goldberg, Ph.D. et al. in 2019.
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Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Describe general findings of research on the therapeutic alliance
- Identify potential changes in the therapeutic relationship over time
- Describe the relationship between the quality of the therapeutic alliance and treatment attendance
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