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ERIC Number: EJ856572
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0194-472X
Training the Person of the Therapist in an Academic Setting
Aponte, Harry J.; Powell, Frankie Denise; Brooks, Stephanie; Watson, Marlene F.; Litzke, Cheryl; Lawless, John; Johnson, Eric
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v35 n4 p381-394 Oct 2009
Drexel University's Couple and Family Therapy Department recently introduced a formal course on training the person of a therapist. The course is based on Aponte's Person-of-the-Therapist Training Model that up until now has only been applied in private, nonacademic institutes with postgraduate therapists. The model attempts to put into practice a philosophy that views the full person of therapists, and their personal vulnerabilities in particular, as the central tool through which therapists do their work in the context of the client-therapist relationship. This article offers a description of how this model has been tested with a group of volunteer students, and subsequently what had to be considered to formally structure the training into the Drexel curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania