40% of client improvement is due to their own strengths, talents, skills and resources.
30% is due to the client-therapist relationship (empathy, warmth, caring, genuineness, acceptance)
15% is due to positive expectations about the possibility of change (hope)
15% is due to using the right technique
If we leave 40% of the questions on an exam blank, then we are likely to fail.
The difference between a C+ and an A- is 15%.
What kind of social worker do you want to be?
(from workshop by Jim Raines at SSWAA Conference in Denver)