Wednesday, April 4, 2012

May 2012 Adolescents Webinar

May 2012 Adolescents WebinarPDFPrintE-mail

Access Granted: Building a Therapeutic Alliance with Adolescents

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Time: 3pm - 4pm EST (12pm - 1pm PST)

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Description: Adolescents with substance use disorders are a special population with special needs. Building a therapeutic alliance with them can be difficult and challenging. This webinar provides a skill- and metaphor-based method for conceptualizing the therapeutic alliance with adolescents. It will provide clinicians with the tools that are necessary for creating a therapeutic bond with an often untrusting, resistant population.

Price: Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn Continuing Education Credit: All applicants for CE credit are required to complete and pass this online CE Quiz(coming soon) after viewing the presentation. Members of NAADAC or AccuCare Subscribers receive a Certificate of Completion for 1 CE for free. Non-members of NAADAC or Non-subscribers of AccuCare receive 1 CE for $15 (make payment here). A CE certificate will be emailed to you within 21 days of submission and receiving payment, if applicable. Click here for a complete list of who accepts NAADAC Continuing Education Credit.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:
achieve an understanding of the specific skills that assist in forming a therapeutic relationship with a teen and why the use of skills is preferred over a manualized process;
be able to use the “House Metaphor” as a tool in clinical observation and as a developmental model of therapeutic relationships with adolescents; and
understand why alliance means relationship.


Kansas Cafferty has been in the behavioral healthcare field for 15 years. His experience and training have emphasis in the areas of addiction, eating disorders, adolescents, chronic relapse and PTSD. He has served on the NAADAC Adolescent Specialty Leadership Committee since 2007. He is the founder and director of True North Recovery Services in Carlsbad, CA and is the Director of Clinical Services for Orange County Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine in Newport Beach, CA. He has been a featured author in multiple industry publications including "Addiction Professional" magazine and is an articulate and adept trainer and presenter.

Who Should Attend:
Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists andother helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.

Archived: This webinar will be recorded for later viewing. Complete the registration form to receive after the live broadcast links to the free recording and the online CE Quiz.

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This webinar is produced in partnership with Orion Healthcare Technology.

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