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ERIC Number: EJ877546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-8046
The Common Factors Model: Implications for Transtheoretical Clinical Social Work Practice
Cameron, Mark; Keenan, Elizabeth King
Social Work, v55 n1 p63-73 2010
Direct practice social workers today are challenged to address the requirements of the complex array of professional, organizational, institutional, and regulatory demands placed on them in the broader socioeconomic context of fewer resources and diminished public support for social welfare services in the United States. The common factors model provides an accessible, transtheoretical, empirically supported conceptual foundation for practice that may help to resolve this conundrum and support effective practice. "Common factors" are conditions and processes activated and facilitated by strategies and skills that positively influence practice outcomes across a range of practice theories. The model provides an expanded conceptualization of the "active ingredients" required for change to include a focus on conditions and processes as well as practice strategies and to focus on all who are involved in the work. The model is described and implications for practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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