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When: July 13, 2016
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where: National Council for Behavioral Health
1400 K Street NW
Washington, DC  20005
Contact: Krystle Canare

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The Network for Social Work Management DC Chapter, in partnership with the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, National Council for Behavioral Health, and WRMA, Inc. will be presenting a new SAMHSA Therapeutic Alliance training curriculum next Wednesday, July 13th at the National Council office.


To register, go to:


Location: National Council for Behavioral Health

                     1400 K St NW Washington DC, 20005

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm


Session Description:


Multiple high-quality studies document the overwhelming importance of the therapeutic alliance between practitioners and the persons they serve. The quality of the therapeutic, or working, alliance has a greater effect on treatment outcomes than does the type of therapy; this meaningful effect is consistent across a variety of populations and modalities, including individual, couples, family, child and adolescent psychotherapy, and medication adherence. This is an opportunity to participate in shaping a new SAMHSA-sponsored training curriculum designed to help practitioners improve their skills in building and improving their therapeutic alliances with the people they serve.


Learning Objectives:


At the end of the course participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the significance of the therapeutic alliance and the role of empathy
  • Articulate at least five core elements for creating a strong therapeutic alliance
  • Demonstrate the evidence-based practices and skills shown to strengthen the therapeutic alliance
  • Identify evidence-based ways to work through challenges to the therapeutic alliance
  • Explain and demonstrate culturally appropriate methods of strengthening the therapeutic alliance
  • Identify at least three tools and methods for assessing the quality of the therapeutic alliance


Should you have any questions, please contact my colleague Krystle Canare at

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