Effective Interpersonal Approaches in Counseling

Introduction to Motivation and Stages of Change

Punjab, Pakistan,

Free Live session on


on THURSDAY 17th December, ISSUP Pakistan would like to invite you to attend their upcoming Live session.

Time: 6pm - 7pm Pakistan.



Clinical psychologist

Post Graduate Diploma in Addiction Science, Malaysia

ICAP-1 Certified



Live Session on "Principles of Evidence-Based Substance Use Prevention"

Punjab, Pakistan,

We invite you to join tomorrow Live Session on "Principles of Evidence-Based Substance Use Prevention" on ISSUP Pakistan Chapter' Facebook Page, Guest Speaker Dr. Sajid Iqbal Alyana (Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Consultant Psychologist at Institute of Clinical Psychology UOK) with Ms.Saima Asghar Director ISSUP Pakistan Chapter Executive Director New Life Rehab Center, Sialkot on 6th December 2020, time: 6-7 pm Pakistan Time.

Video: 2-Minute Concise Series on Addictions with Kevin Alderson, PhD, R. Psych.

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Kevin Alderson, PhD, R. Psych.
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A YouTube playlist containing thirty two-minute concise videos about addictions. The numbering of the series is based on the chapter numbers for the award-winning textbook, “Addictions Counseling Today: Substances and Addictive Behaviors” by Dr. Kevin G. Alderson. 

The Role of Therapeutic Alliance in Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Young Adults

Urbanoski, K. A., Kelly, J. F., Hoeppner, B. B., & Slaymaker, V. (2012). The role of therapeutic alliance in substance use disorder treatment for young adults. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 43(3), 344–351. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2011.12.013
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The therapeutic alliance is well-recognized as an integral part of psychotherapy; however, there is little understanding of how it is best utilized in the treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs), particularly in young adults.  In this study, researchers identified baseline predictors of the therapeutic alliance mid-treatment, and evaluated whether the therapeutic alliance had an impact on changes observed during treatment.  Researchers spe

The Role of the Therapeutic Alliance in the Treatment of Substance Misuse: A Critical Review of the Literature

Petra S. Meier, Christine Barrowclough, Michael C. Donmall: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1360-0443.2004.00935.x


Background: In the past two decades, a number of studies investigating the role of the therapeutic alliance in drug treatment have been published and it is timely that their findings are brought together in a comprehensive review.