Building, Using and Coping with Ruptures in Alliance

  2 hours active CPD

Live CPD workshop: 5th June 2024 from 9am-10:30am AEST online via Zoom plus extra readings, activities and resources.

What's included?

  • Powerpoint slides
  • 1/2 hour reflective practice
  • 1.5 hour live CPD
  • 4 extra resources


In this training, you will gain an understanding of how to build, nurture and enhance the therapeutic alliance. They will learn about barriers to building a healthy therapeutic alliance and develop skills to recognise, cope with and repair ruptures in the alliance. Techniques for responding to ruptures in the therapeutic context will be explored.


Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own therapy practices as well as working through an extended case study which showcases therapy where multiple therapeutic frameworks have been employed. 

Dr Aaron Frost

With a career spanning over 20 years, and including private practice, public sector, research, academia, consultancy, and training, Aaron has been an influential and forward thinking leader in psychology. 

Aaron is a recognised leader within the field. He has been evaluating his own outcome data since 2008, and now consults widely for organisations looking to achieve better outcomes, most notably developing a training package for Headspace on the use of outcome methodology for all new staff.

Aaron is a certified trainer with the International Centre for Clinical Excellent (ICCE), the program lead for the Supervisor Training and Approval Program (STAP) and the Director of Benchmark Psychology.
“I strive to help my registrars find the balance between creatively integrating diverse theory, while maintaining a critical and empirical foundation.

Dr Aaron Frost

Clinical Psychologist and Director of Benchmark Psychology, STAP and PREP.