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The Alliance in PBDT - Part 1

The Alliance in PBDT - Part 1

The Therapeutic Alliance in Prison-Based Drug Treatment This series of three posts will provide an overview of the findings from my Doctoral research [...] Read more

Learning Disability and Problematic Substance Use

Learning Disability and Problematic Substance Use

For the purposes of this post the term ‘learning disability’ will be used to refer to people with a significantly reduced capacity to understand new [...] Read more

Critical Alliance Phases, Strains and Ruptures

Critical Alliance Phases, Strains and Ruptures

Having previously explored the Therapeutic Working Alliance, today's post looks at Critical Alliance (or Treatment) Phases, Strains and Ruptures. [...] Read more

The Therapeutic or 'Working' Alliance

The Therapeutic or 'Working' Alliance

Following on from the post on 10 Tips for Building Stronger Therapeutic Alliances post will explore the concept of the therapeutic or 'working' [...] Read more

10 Tips for Stronger Therapeutic Alliances

10 Tips for Stronger Therapeutic Alliances

It has been reported that the therapeutic alliance is the most influential treatment variable that is within a service provider's influence and [...] Read more

Welcome to our New Website

Welcome to our New Website

Welcome to the new Soma website. We hope that you find it easy to navigate, find the resources useful and the blog posts of value. Most of our [...] Read more

The Benefits of Node Link Mapping

The Benefits of Node Link Mapping

Node-link mapping is a simple technique for presenting verbal information in the form of a diagram. Importantly it has been shown to have positive [...] Read more

A prediction by Alexander Shulgin from 1975

A prediction by Alexander Shulgin from 1975

The numerous reports of the increases in the use of 'Novel Psychoactive Substances' (fomerly known as 'Legal Highs') in the media recently, especially [...] Read more

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