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Routine Monitoring of Therapeutic Alliance to Predict Treatment Engagement in a Veteran Affairs Substance Use Disorder Clinic

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.

Publication Date:

2019

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Simon B. Goldberg, Ph.D.
Dr. Goldberg is a professor at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He has published more than 50 articles in peer reviewed journals.
Gail Rowe, Ph.D.
Dr. Rowe is a psychologist who works with the VA Puget Sound Health Care System - Seattle Division
Carol A. Malte, MSW
Carol Malte is with the Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education, Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle, WA.

Course Creator

Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, LP
Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, received his degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL, in 2005. From 2004-2006, he taught courses in general psychology, abnormal psychology, and human sexuality at Collin College in Plano, TX. He currently practices individual therapy at the Department of Sexual Medicine at Park Nicollet Health Health Services near Minneapolis, MN.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe general findings of research on the therapeutic alliance
  2. Identify potential changes in the therapeutic relationship over time
  3. Describe the relationship between the quality of the therapeutic alliance and treatment attendance

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Course Number 102763
1.5 CE credit hour
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