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What are the Common Factors of Effective Psychotherapy?

This site highlights critical factors that will make your work as a therapist effective and research supported. These factors  are not model-specific. They are common factors – ingredients that can be incorporated into all major treatment approaches.

Meta-analytic studies show that psychotherapy models are effective, not because of their unique qualities, but because of therapeutic factors all model share. Known as the “common factors”, when these components of psychotherapy are present, positive outcomes are maximized. Learn more about the common factors on this site so you can emphasize them in your work.