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Developing the Therapeutic Alliance as a Bridge to Treatment: Training Manual for the Therapeutic Alliance Intervention.

Unpublished manuscript. Manual developed for NIDA's National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) Protocol 0017, 2008.

Barbara K. Campbell, PhD (Oregon Health & Science University, OR/HI Node).

This manual is a training guide for the Therapeutic Alliance intervention used in NIDA's National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) protocol #0017, "HIV and HCV Risk Reduction Interventions in Drug Detoxification and Treatment Settings." The CTN is a cooperative research group that conducts clinical trials in community based drug treatment programs. Its mission is to join researchers and treatment providers in identifying research-based treatments which are effective in community treatment settings. Protocol CTN-0017 aims to evaluate the effectiveness of two interventions in reducing HIV and HCV risk behavior related to intravenous drug use. This manual is about one of the interventions, the Therapeutic Alliance (TA) intervention, which is designed to increase clients’ entry into outpatient treatment following detox. It includes an overview of the research on and goals of Therapeutic Alliance, and features a detailed session plan for clinicians to use when implementing the TA intervention in their community treatment programs. (Manual, PDF, English, 2008)

Keywords: Clinician information | HIV/AIDS | Hepatitis C | Injection drug use | Sexual risk behavior | Sexually transmitted diseases | Therapeutic alliance | Training

Document No: 284

Submitted by Barbara K. Campbell, PhD, manual author, 6/2008.

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