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Unformatted text preview: Obstacles are lesser than the pain • Social stigma about seeking help • Time • Money • Effort-Important questions o Out of all possible moments in time why are you here now? Should be a sort of climax behind that Not just a random event Aspects • Interpersonal (relationships) • Existential life (development of faith and questioning) o Is counseling even effective Does it really help On average a treated patient is 80% more successful than an untreated populous Number of treatment models has gone from 60 to over 400 Nearly 10,000 books on therapy Not 1 type of superior therapy 40 years of data say • strong belief in your theoretical model makes for a strong helper • clients rating of the alliance between client and helper is the best predictor of the outcome • clients subjective experience of change in the first few sessions shapes their outlook on therapy •...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSYCH 280 taught by Professor Zwart during the Fall '07 term at Calvin.
- Fall '07