The process of psychotherapy for helping professionals: The role of empirical findings to guide practice
This paper is an articulation of a process model of psychotherapy that may serve to guide the practice of social workers, psychologists and other helping professionals. It begins by sketching a contextual paradigm within which the practice of therapy is located. A rationale for the process is then offered, after which the course of therapy is described from the beginning to the end. The process is divided into the beginning, middle, and end stages. However, these divisions are cited mainly for organisational purposes. Further miscellaneous factors are identified that may affect the process of therapy.