Common factors are not islands--they work through models: a response to Sexton, Ridley, and Kleiner.

@article{Sprenkle2004CommonFA,
  title={Common factors are not islands--they work through models: a response to Sexton, Ridley, and Kleiner.},
  author={Douglas H. Sprenkle and Adrian J Blow},
  journal={Journal of marital and family therapy},
  year={2004},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={151-7}
}
In this article, we respond to Sexton, Ridley, and Kleiner (this issue) from three different perspectives. First, we discuss their criticisms as rooted in a portrait of common factors to which we do not subscribe. Second, we discuss points of agreement and partial agreement between our two articles. Finally, we discuss our areas of clear disagreement with their points of view. In these areas of disagreement we put forth the common factors approach as an empirically supported lens; we discuss… CONTINUE READING