ERIC Number: EJ832949
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Application of the Contextual Model to School-Based Counseling: Why Does It Work?
Sullivan, Erin; Kehle, Thomas J.; Bray, Melissa A.
Psychology in the Schools, v46 n3 p299-305 Mar 2009
There is considerable support for the effectiveness of psychotherapies regardless of their individual theoretical underpinnings. They all evidence substantial positive outcomes, particularly if they contain common elements. These include a therapeutic relationship within an appropriate setting, a rationale for why the client is unhappy or distressed and in need of therapy, and procedures for effecting positive change. We interpret these common elements as a process of learning that promotes the client's independence, friendship formation and maintenance, competence, and physical health.
Descriptors: Physical Health, Friendship, Learning Processes, Interpersonal Communication, Outcomes of Treatment, Counseling Effectiveness, Models, Behavior Modification, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Middle Schools
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