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Influencing Positive Behavior Change: Increasing the Therapeutic Approach of Juvenile Courts

Volume 65 Number 1
June 2001

The author focuses on improving the therapeutic approach of the juvenile court personnel by learning from the results of a metaanalysis of forty years of therapy outcome studies. The research finds that the effective aspects of treatment are �transtheoretical��that is, deriving from factors common to all therapies�and can be summarized as client factors, relationship factors, hope and expectancy, and model/technique.