If you donâ€™t know your clientâ€™s strengths, how can you capitalise upon them? Client factors account for 40% of the variance in outcomes and a wise therapist will play to their clientâ€™s strengths.
Clients are often defined solely in terms of their difficulties. â€œIâ€™m seeing my obsessional woman this afternoon.â€ â€œWhen that guy with MS turns up, tell him Iâ€™m running late.â€ â€œCan someone attend to the broken leg in cubicle three?â€
Modern medicine has come to be construed as an interaction between a physician and a disease rather than between a physician and an ill person striving to get well. (Scovern, 1999)