client extra-therapeutic factors (40%) are components in the life and environment of the client that affect the occurrence of change, such as the client’s inner strengths, support system, environment, and chance events. More specific examples of these factors include faith, persistence, supportive family members, community involvement, job, or a crisis situation.

Relationship factors (30%) represents the strength of the therapeutic alliance between the therapist and client(s). This alliance is the joint product of the therapist and client together focusing on the work of therapy.  Relationship factors also include behaviors provided by the therapist such as warmth, empathy, encouragement, and acceptance. 

The model/technique component (15%) consists of the therapist’s theoretical orientation, therapeutic methods, strategies, or tactics implemented to move clients to take some action to improve themselves or their situation. 

 

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