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The Therapeutic Relationship

The Therapeutic Relationship CEU

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
2 CEU Credit Hours
Bergen New Bridge Medical Center Auditorium 
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2 CEU Credit Hours for Beginning and Intermediate Level Social Workers

This seminar is highly relevant to current social work practice. This seminar will provide social workers with clinical practice knowledge and skills. Topics include learning how to monitor the client – therapist relationship and how this relationship changes. The seminar is based on theory and practice guidelines to provide details on how to process relationship issues and to develop knowledge and awareness of subtle changes. This is a key issue in successful clinical practice since research indicates the relationship is the foundation of treatment. Case examples will be used to illustrate the important social work issues.


  • Identify 3 ways to develop a working therapeutic alliance.
  • Recall 2 ways to handle client resistance.
  • Name 2 ways to set boundaries in a professional manner.
  • Describe 2 strategies that can help monitor changes in the client therapist relationship.

This seminar is for 2 clinical CEU hours. For CEU approval information: Please contact for information about continuing education credits for social workers. If you have questions or concerns about registration, facilities, course administration, and ADA information, contact RoseMary Klie at

Speaker: Phil Feldman, PhD, LCSW
Dr. Phil Feldman is the Director at Journey to Wellness substance abuse program and teaches at Rutgers University, Graduate School of Social Work. Dr. Feldman has experience working as a Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor for more than 28 years. He has presented over 250 seminars on mental health topics including Personality Disorders, Emotional Disorders and Psychotherapy Models. In addition, Dr Feldman is the author of “The Psychotherapy Manual,” “Co-occurring Disorders Manual” and “Shame Affect: Theory, Research and Clinical Treatment”