ERIC Number: ED021251
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Training in Counseling and Psychotherapy: An Evaluation of an Integrated Didactic and Experiential Approach.
Carkhuff, Robert R.; Truax, Charles B.
An approach to training in counseling and psychotherapy, integrating the didactic-intellectual approach which emphasizes the shaping of therapist behavior with the experiential approach which focuses upon therapist development and growth, was successfully implemented with both a group of graduate students in clinical psychology and a group of lay hospital personnel, including three attendants, a volunteer worker, and an industrial therapist. The program relied heavily upon scales which in previous and extensive research had been predictive of positive patient outcome in estimating levels of therapist empathy, positive regard and congruence and patient depth of self-exploration. It was found that the trainees could be brought to function at levels of effective therapy quite commensurate to those of more experienced therapists in less than 100 hours of training. (Author)
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Sponsor: Vocational Rehabilitation Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Fayetteville.