Ow are the common factors embedded in Congnitive-Behavioral Therapy?

Possible focus and guidelines
There is a tradition for social work to transfer theories and knowledge from counselling and psychotherapy to enlighten our work. The discovery of common factors is by no means one of the most implicating to clinical social work practice. We all know that within social work arena, the range of practice in the area of social work with individuals can vary from rendering tangible services, mobilization of community resources (e.g. in some of the social casework services rendered by social workers in Integrated Family Services Centres), advocacy and empowerment to counselling and psychotherapeutic treatment (e.g. crisis counselling in school social work and family services settings, bereavement and grief counselling in hospice and palliative social care services, to working with multi-stressed families or individuals where a package of services ranging from the most tangible to the most therapeutic needed to be included), depending on the context of services and the social assignment.

Please discuss how the discovery of Common Factors may have implications for our (social work) practice with an individual. How does it affect your assessment of the needs of client(s) and the ongoing process of actions taken with client(s) during intervention. Please select case(s) that we have been using during our seminar in case if illustrations are required. Also, it seems that from some of the findings in social work research related to successful helping relationships and humanity of the social workers, tensions are created between characteristics of helping valued by the service users and considerations of the professional. How are you going to resolve the possible tensions between these findings with professional considerations and insights gained from Common Factors?

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