The Importance of Therapeutic Alliances (Bergen/Passaic Unit Event)

Monday, June 21 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM [EDT]

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Monday, June 21 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM [EDT]


This event is hosted by the Bergen Passaic County Unit.

New to a Unit event? NASW-NJ has 12 volunteer-led, county-based Units that hold regional events around the state of New Jersey for members in that area. (However due to the public health emergency, Unit events will be held virtually until further notice!) These events are planned and coordinated by an appointed volunteer Chair and Co-Chair, as well as a Regional Representative from NASW-NJ’s Board of Directors. The Bergen and Passaic Counties Unit Chair is Melissa Donahue, LCSW, CST (, and the Northeastern Regional Representative is Sierra Spriggs, LSW (

Unit events are a fun, informative way to grow your network near your home or workplace. These events are one of the many benefits of NASW-NJ membership. Learn more about our Units here.



The Importance of Therapeutic Alliances
Speaker: Jodi Manning, LCSW








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Unit Chair - Melissa Donahue, LCSW, CST (

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Jodi Manning is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New Jersey and a social work doctoral student at Rutgers University. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work from Kean University and Master of Social Work from New York University. Jodi has worked for Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care since 2012 in the adult partial hospitalization and outpatient programs. She is currently an intake coordinator focusing on conducting biopsychosocial evaluations and training new clinicians. She has experience conducting individual, group, and family therapy. Jodi’s passion for serving others started in adolescence when she volunteered for the Special Olympics. Other volunteer achievements include being a respite worker for hospice patients, performing massage for parents with hospitalized children, and teaching meditation in a halfway house and in the general community. Additional work experience includes teaching life skills in group homes and conducting evaluations and psychotherapy at Summit Oaks Hospital. Jodi’s love of spirituality, her 25 years of meditation practice, and her deeply held belief in the basic goodness of all people fuel her enthusiasm to further her education and elevate the field of social work.

About Jodi Manning