Driven by Passion

In addition to being counselors, we at Alliance Counseling are passionate researchers, teachers, and writers. Here's a sample of some of our work.
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Some of our Published Books:

Some of our Journal Publications:

Luedke, A., Peluso, P. R., Diaz, P. D., Freund, R. R., & Baker, A. Z. (2017). Predicting dropout in counseling using affect coding of the therapeutic relationship: An empirical analysis. Journal of Counseling Development, 95, 125 – 134. 

Peluso, P.R., & Freund, R. R. (2018). A Meta Analysis of Emotional Expression in the Therapeutic Relationship. In Norcross, J. C. (Ed.)  Psychotherapy Relationships that Work (3rd Ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. 

Peluso, P. R., Liebovitch, L. S., Gottman, J. M., Norman, M. D, & Su, J. (2012). mathematic model of psychotherapy: An investigation using dynamic non-linear equations to model the therapeutic relationship. Psychotherapy Research, 1, 1-16.

We believe in continuing our education and sharing what we've learned with others. Here are some recent talks we've given around the nation.

Peluso, P. R., Freund, R. R., Baker, A. Z., & Diaz, P. M. (2017,

May). The Dodo Bird is Not Dead: Applying Affective Behavioral Assessment to Observations of the Therapeutic Relationship in Master Clinicians. Presentation made at the annual meeting of the North American Society for Adlerian Psychology in Vancouver, BC, Canada. 

Freund, R. R., & Gill, C. S. (2017, May) Navigating Conflicts Between Counselor Values and Clinical Practice: Ethical Practice in the Age of Anti-LGBTQ Legislature. Presentation made at the upcoming annual meeting of the North American Society for Adlerian Psychology in Vancouver, BC, Canada. 

Peluso, P.R., Luedke, A., Diaz, P., Freund, R., & Baker, A. (2016, April). Emotional behavior and the therapeutic relationship. ACA Conference (90 minute presentation).

National Conferences

Community Workshops

At Alliance Counseling, we believe in giving back to our community. One of the ways we do this is through free talks to organizations and groups on topics related to counseling, mental health and relationships.

Contact us if you would be interested in having one of our counselors speak at your next event!

Previous Topics

Some topics our counselors have spoken on in the community include:

Clinical Trainings & Demonstrations:

Early Recollections & Adlerian Brief Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) 

Emotion Focused Therapy for Couples

Sand-Tray Therapy: More Than Play

Community Education & Discussions:

Fostering Wellness and Balance for Stress Management

Why Relationships Succeed or Fail

Blue is More Than Just a Color: A Presentation on Sadness, Depression, & Suicide