ERIC Number: ED237839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Issues in Training Marriage and Family Therapists.
Okun, Barbara F., Ed.; Gladding, Samuel T., Ed.
Within the past decade, the field of marriage and family therapy has mushroomed. As a new and emerging professional specialization, marriage and family therapy is subject to control struggles as well as the proliferation of training modalities. This monograph, written for counselor education faculty, students, and family therapists, provides literature on select areas of marriage and family therapy (i.e., systems issues; training and supervision; and alternative family lifestyles) as they pertain to counselor education. The section on systems issues explores four aspects of program implementation: curricula and program development; accreditation requirements for the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT); integration of marriage and family therapy into counselor education; and gender issues of family systems therapists. The section on training and supervision focuses on clinical training in family psychology and supervision from four perspectives: collegial process; a review of current practice; supervisee's perspective on live supervision; and the reflections of a supervisor. The alternative family lifestyles section addresses the training of divorce counselors and single parent family counseling. A list of references follows each article. (BL)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Counselor Educators, Counselor Training, Divorce, Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling, Models, One Parent Family, Program Development, Program Implementation, Sex Differences
ERIC/CAPS, 2108 School of Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259 (write for price).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Washington, DC.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Personnel Services, Ann Arbor, MI.