Utilizing the Therapeutic Alliance in Therapy-September 2024

September 26, 2024, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pacific Standard Time (PST). Via Zoom Platform.

Price: $90 per person

Course Description: 

This course focuses on a key element of the therapeutic process: the therapeutic alliance. The course will focus on the research supporting the effectiveness of the therapeutic alliance, strategies to build a strong therapeutic alliance, and how to identify alliance ruptures and then make repairs in the therapeutic alliance.

By the conclusion of this workshop, participants will:

  • How to articulate research findings of at least 2 meta-analyses on the effectiveness of the therapeutic alliance
  • At least three strategies to build a strong therapeutic alliance
  • Two broad types of alliance ruptures and know how to respond to repair the alliance.

About the Trainer: 

Matthew T Rensi, Ph. D., LPCC. is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor who also holds a Ph. D. in counselor education and supervision. He has extensive experience providing therapy to people struggling with psychosis, homelessness, various mental health issues and the legal system. In addition to this, he provides trainings throughout Santa Clara County on various aspects of mental health treatment including assessment, individual therapy, and safety/crisis situations. Matt has also conducted research on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders using linguistic analysis.

CE’s: This course is approved for  3 continuing education hours for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California B.B.S. under CEPA Provider #129412, and for RADT, CADC, and LAADC by CCAPP-EI CADAAC Provider # 7213401223.

Community Solutions is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs. Community Solutions maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Cancelation Policy: Cancellations are requested at least 48 hours prior to the training day. Kindly email  to un-enroll from the training if you unable to attend after registration in order to receive a refund.

Questions? Please contact our Training Division: or 408-846-4791

If you need special accommodations to ensure a comfortable learning experience please contact our Training Division.

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