Free NAADAC Webinar

Recorded on May 16, 2012

A Recorded Webinar

Download: PowerPoint Slides
CE Credit: Online CE Quiz

Adolescents with substance use disorders are a special population with special needs.  Building a therapeutic alliance with them can be difficult and challenging.  This webinar provides a skill- and metaphor-based method for conceptualizing the therapeutic alliance with adolescents.  It will provide clinicians with the tools that are necessary for creating a therapeutic bond with an often untrusting, resistant population. 

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • achieve an understanding of the specific skills that assist in forming a therapeutic relationship with a teen and why the use of skills is preferred over a manualized process;
  • be able to use the “House Metaphor” as a tool in clinical observation and as a developmental model of therapeutic relationships with adolescents; and
  • understand why alliance means relationship. 

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 1 Continuing Education Hour (CE)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, please click here to complete the online evaluation and CE quiz and get your CE Certificate. NAADAC Members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $15 processing fee to access the quiz. Upon passing the CE quiz, a CE Certificate will be immediately available to download in your profile. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and CE Certificate.

Click here for a complete list of organizations who approve NAADAC to provide continuing education hours.
This webinar is NOT eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours or NASW CE hours.


Kansas Cafferty has been in the behavioral healthcare field for 15 years.  His experience and training have emphasis in the areas of addiction, eating disorders, adolescents, chronic relapse and PTSD.  He has served on the NAADAC Adolescent Specialty Leadership Committee since 2007.  He is the founder and director of True North Recovery Services in Carlsbad, CA and is the Director of Clinical Services for Orange County Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine in Newport Beach, CA.  He has been a featured author in multiple industry publications including "Addiction Professional" magazine and is an articulate and adept trainer and presenter.

Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


This webinar will be recorded for later viewing.  Complete the registration form to receive after the live broadcast links to the free recording and the online CE Quiz.

Technology Partner

This webinar is produced in partnership with Orion Healthcare Technology. 

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