Helping Clients with Co-Occurring Disorders
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Significance of the Problem

  • The therapeutic alliance is a strong predictor of treatment outcomes, but therapeutic alliances with clients who have co-occurring disorders can be challenging.
  • Counselors who have problems managing their feelings and biases or who are not empathic will experience problems maintaining therapeutic alliances with clients with co-occurring disorders.
  • Clients with co-occurring disorders often have problems related to treatment engagement, motivation for change, cognitive deficits, and a reluctance to participate in self-help groups.
  • By applying simple guidelines and techniques, counselors can improve outcomes and therapeutic alliances with their clients who have co-occurring disorders.
     
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