Common Factors of Successful Counselling
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Common Factors of Successful Counselling

Learn research-informed factors associated with positive treatment outcomes in counselling and psychotherapy.
5.0 (1 rating)
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Created by Nathan Beel
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of the course students will understand common factors associated with successful outcomes and will be able to integrate these into their treatment planning and therapeutic activities.
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  • Students should have a basic understanding of counselling theories and terminology

This course has been developed from research into factors associated with therapeutic change. It critiques the Evidence Based Practice movement for overly emphasizing techniques and models more so than factors that research shows have much larger impacts on treatment outcomes. 

The course will review factors associated with therapeutic change from across counselling approaches so that therapists from any model can integrate this knowledge into their treatment design and client interactions.  

The course will review relationship factors, therapist factors, client factors, model factors, and placebo. 

Finally it will explore the benefits of incorporating Practice Based Evidence as a beneficial habit into treatment to further maximize therapist awareness and treatment outcomes.    

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is professional development for people who provide counselling, or who are enrolled in counselling related studies
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Curriculum For This Course
14 Lectures
3 Lectures 13:15

This lecture will introduce this course and the topics it will cover.

Preview 02:42

This lecture looks at the complexity of the evidence based treatment regime when client presentations are diverse.

What Works for What Conditions?

This lecture explores the medical model and evidence-based practice as less than optimal for counsellors to prioritise.

Evidence-Based Practice and the Medical Model
Common Factors of Successful Therapy
10 Lectures 01:14:42

This lecture provides an introduction to the common factors of successful counselling.

Preview 13:26

The therapeutic alliance is one of the most important of the common factors yet is often given passing mention in counselling texts. This lecture explores the components of the therapeutic alliance.

Therapeutic Relationship Factors

This will review knowledge about the therapeutic relationship.

Therapeutic Relationship Quiz
2 questions

The client and extra-therapeutic factors have the lion share of impact on counselling outcomes. This section unpacks how therapists can utilise these factors to enhance outcomes.

Client Factors

These questions are examples of how to enhance the client and extra-therapeutic factors.

Examples of Questions for Client Factors

This lecture reviews how to make the most of your therapy model.

Model Factors

This quiz will test knowledge on model factors.

Model Factors Quiz
1 question

This section reviews the impact of hope and placebo in counselling, and provides recommendations for how to intentionally utilise these dynamics.

Hope / Placebo Factors

This quiz will test knowledge on Hope and Placebo Factors

Hope / Placebo Factors Quiz
1 question

This lecture will look at the benefits of formally collecting client feedback each session to monitor and enhance client satisfaction and outcomes.

Client Feedback

This lecture discusses what impact the therapist has on counselling outcomes and what can influence this impact.

Therapist Factors

This lecture summarises what we have learnt over this course.

Implications and Summary

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Bonus material
1 Lecture 00:13
Additional resources, including feedback measures
About the Instructor
Nathan Beel
4.3 Average rating
52 Reviews
1,495 Students
4 Courses
Lecturer, counsellor, clinical supervisor

Nathan Beel is a lecturer, counsellor, and clinical supervisor. Nathan has taught, published, and presented in a wide range of counselling related topics, and has delivered counselling services for the past 20 years. He is a Registrant and endorsed Supervisor of the Psychotherapy and Counsellors Federation of Australia (PACFA), and a Clinical Member of the Queensland Counsellors Association (QCA).