ERIC Number: EJ844900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
Integrating Research and Clinical Training in Marriage and Family Therapy Training Programs
Hodgson, Jennifer L.; Johnson, Lee N.; Ketring, Scott A.; Wampler, Richard S.; Lamson, Angela L.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v31 n1 p75-88 Jan 2005
The future of the profession and practice of marriage and family therapy (MFT) rests with those who promote the integration of research and clinical practice. The Boulder scientist-practitioner model is useful in conceptualizing MFT training, but it is not the perfect solution. Four MFT programs (two master's and two doctoral) are featured in this article for their work in integrating research and practice. Helpful strategies presented include: Encouraging students to question the therapy process; integrating research in the curriculum and supervision; discussing the positives and negatives of empirically supported treatments; focusing on change; and developing creative classroom experiences to use within the scientist-practitioner model.
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Marriage Counseling, Family Counseling, Therapy, Theory Practice Relationship, Masters Degrees, Doctoral Degrees, Counseling Techniques, Research, Change Strategies, Teaching Methods, Creativity
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Education Level: Higher Education
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