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ERIC Number: EJ846747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Beyond Technique: An Autoethnographic Exploration of How I Learned to Show Love towards My Father
Davis, Sean D.
Qualitative Report, v10 n3 p533-542 Sep 2005
I offer an autoethnographic exploration of my experience with the culture of a marriage and family therapist (MFT) in training. As a beginning therapist I assumed that success would be determined primarily by how well I mastered different theoretical models. This belief shifted during an instance in which I was planning to begin differentiating myself from my family of origin using Bowenian techniques. I experienced a profound shift in the way I interacted with my father--and with others--as a result of an interaction completely void of therapeutic technique. I discuss the ways that this experience changed my view of what it means to be therapeutic. Implicit in my exploration are recommendations for the training and practice of MFTs. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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