Common Factors in Couple and Family Therapy: The Overlooked by Douglas H. Sprenkle PhD, Sean D. Davis PhD, Jay L. Lebow PhD

By Douglas H. Sprenkle PhD, Sean D. Davis PhD, Jay L. Lebow PhD

Grounded in idea, examine, and large medical event, this pragmatic ebook addresses severe questions of ways swap happens in couple and kin remedy and the way to aid consumers in attaining higher effects. The authors convey that despite a clinician’s orientation or favourite ideas, there are specific therapist attributes, courting variables, and different elements that make therapy—specifically, treatment with and families—effective. The e-book explains those universal components intensive and offers hands-on information for capitalizing on them in medical perform and coaching. straightforward gains contain a number of case examples and a reproducible universal elements list.

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By Douglas H. Sprenkle PhD, Sean D. Davis PhD, Jay L. Lebow PhD

Grounded in idea, examine, and large medical event, this pragmatic ebook addresses severe questions of ways swap happens in couple and kin remedy and the way to aid consumers in attaining higher effects. The authors convey that despite a clinician’s orientation or favourite ideas, there are specific therapist attributes, courting variables, and different elements that make therapy—specifically, treatment with and families—effective. The e-book explains those universal components intensive and offers hands-on information for capitalizing on them in medical perform and coaching. straightforward gains contain a number of case examples and a reproducible universal elements list.

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The Integrative Movement in Psychotherapy and Family Therapy In recent years a widespread movement has emerged within psychotherapy in general and more specifically within family therapy toward integration of treatments (Lebow, 2002). Any close observation of recent writing or clinical practice would suggest how completely the trend toward integration and eclecticism has transformed psychotherapy. Not only has a considerable literature emerged concerned with integration and eclecticism, but also numerous models have been developed and widely disseminated.

The chapters in this volume suggested that the common factors, in Luborsky’s words, take “all the prizes” in providing the essential impact of treatment. Like Wampold, Hubble et al. assumed what we call a radical view of common factors: that common factors wholly are the essence of psychotherapeutic treatment. Methods of intervention matter little, but what does matter is the generation of such aspects of treatment as a strong 28 COMMON FACTORS IN COUPLE AND FAMILY THERAPY alliance and taking into account the vast importance of client factors (Duncan, Miller, & Sparks, 2004).

That a person-centered treatment cannot qualify for lists of ESTs because Rogers’s research did not focus on a specific medical model-based diagnostic category is an indictment of the methods used in determining which therapies qualify as ESTs (see Chapter 11). 1 A Brief History of Common Factors 21 Rogers’s third core aspect of the effective therapist he called “congruence” (Rogers, 1957). Congruence refers to the therapist’s ability to freely and deeply be himself or herself. Rogers suggested that the therapist does not need to be able to remain congruent in all aspects of his or her own life, but pointed to the crucial importance of doing so in the therapeutic relationship.

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