chapter  3
Th e Th erapist’s Contribution to Treatment
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Because the research indicates that many theoretical orientations might be appropriate for a particular client, relying on one orientation limits the range of interventions available to the therapist. Th e dodo bird verdict s upports an eclectic approach that integrates helpful aspects found in multiple theoretical orientations. One way to integrate multiple treatment orientations involves the accumulation of useful aspects from various theories into a menu from which the therapist and sometimes the client can choose. Th e therapist is then presented with a diffi cult question. If interventions have similar eff ectiveness and the eff ectiveness itself is not that strong, then what is the role of the therapist? Th e answer appears to be that the role of the therapist is to maximize the impact of the eight contributors to change.