The purpose of this assignment is to consider Michael Lambert’s Common Factors M

The purpose of this assignment is to consider Michael Lambert’s Common Factors Model, which is a frequently cited research model that identifies the outcome variance of four key factors of effective psychotherapy. These Common Factors are Therapeutic Relationship, Therapeutic Model, Client Factors, and Hope/Placebo Effect.
In this academic essay, please use the following required headings: Introduction; Common Factors; Leveraging Common Factors; Evidence-Based Treatments; Conclusion.
See below for a detailed outline of what should be included in this essay:
Introduction – introduce the topic of the paper and indicate what will be discussed in the body.
Common Factors – please share a thorough description of each of Lambert’s four common factors. Be sure to use your own words when sharing content from the textbook. Please do not quote the textbook. Elaboration and specificity is encouraged in order to display full comprehension. Discussion regarding the research used to identify the Common Factors will enhance your explanation.
Leveraging Common Factors – discuss how you would leverage or capitalize on these factors to ensure that your clients improve significantly (i.e., what specific actions would you take to maximize these factors?). In other words, practically, how would you work with your clients to help them improve by using the “common factors” discussed in the textbook. How would you ensure that the therapeutic relationship is positive? How would you ensure that you are using the proper therapeutic model and are properly trained? How would you consider the various client factors that impact treatment and use those to the client’s advantage? How would you foster hope? Please elaborate on specific actions you would take as a therapist and be specific.
Evidence-Based Treatments – 1) Please discuss the value that evidence-based treatments bring to the field of counseling. 2) Also, how can evidence-based treatments work hand-in-hand with the common factors? In what ways might evidence-based treatments and common factors be in opposition? Please utilize reputable sources to enhance this section of your paper. That may include a textbook or peer-reviewed journal article(s). Be sure to use your own words (paraphrase) when sharing content from outside sources.
Conclusion – provide a few brief closing sentences to conclude the essay.
References – include any outside sources used in the body of the paper. Students should use proper APA format.
This essay should be 3-4 pages of text, plus a title page and reference page. No abstract needed. This assignment should be in APA format. Please remember proper in-text citations for any information that you cite in your paper that is taken from an outside source. Also, students should be sure to use their own words (paraphrase) when citing any outside sources and avoid using direct quotes as a shortcut for full comprehension. Students are encouraged to closely review the APA publication manual prior to submission of the paper.

The purpose of this assignment is to consider Michael Lambert’s Common Factors M
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