Using Common Factors Outcome Research to Guide a Strength Based Counseling Approach with Nursing Home Residents

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Michigan Journal of Counseling: Research, Theory, and Practice, ISSN: 1944-821X, Vol: 42, Issue: 1, Page: 13-23

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Coven, Arnold B.; Jezylo, Mary Jo; Jurowicz, Katarzyna
Wayne State University Library System
common factors; strength based counseling; case illustrations
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This article explores how outcome research findings can be used to guide strength based counseling with nursing home residents. The problems nursing home residents face are identified. The four common factors of client strengths, the counseling relationship, hope/expectancy, and model techniques are presented and guide the case illustrations. The need for research with this population is underlined.