The profession of Social Work has moved far from its religious roots. The secularization of the profession and society as a whole has left religious persons who enter secular treatment as a minority population, particularly in the more secular parts of America such as the New England region. Denise Keane, MSW, LCSW, LPS, CCDP-D, ICCDP-D is utilizing a mixed-methods integrative approach in her research, seeking to obtain an understanding of the impact of the low regard in which Social Work holds religion upon the therapeutic alliance between clinical social workers and their religious clients. This will be accomplished through phenomenological interviews of religious clients who have experienced secular treatment, as well as cross-sectional surveying of clinical social workers regarding their interactions with religious clients. Both sample frames will be asked to complete the Working Alliance Inventory.