A Mandate for Groups
In The Power to Care,
a study on clinical effectiveness, we described empirically based findings that demonstrate success in helping clients who are overwhelmed by personal, socioeconomic, and environmental problems to move to higher levels of functioning. Our findings highlighted promising interventions and underscored the significance for clinicians of helping skills that are anchored in flexible functioning, in respect for and understanding of their clients' culture, and in the capacity to hold them to high expectations.
Interventions that hold promise include effective assessment, advocacy,...