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ERIC Number: EJ856574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0194-472X
Reflections of Two Trainees: Person-of-the-Therapist Training for Marriage and Family Therapists
Lutz, Lauren; Irizarry, Sarah Spell
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v35 n4 p370-380 Oct 2009
In this article we share our personal and professional experiences, struggles, and growth, as former trainees of the Person-of-the-Therapist Training pilot study, conducted during our master's coursework in the Couple and Family Therapy Department at Drexel University. We include our perceptions of the training process in vivo, the challenges and benefits of doing this work in an academic setting, case examples to convey our journey of personal discovery, and the use of what we learned about ourselves in our development as therapists. This development includes a deepening of awareness of self in our relationship and work with our clients, a greater ability to work with both our personal assets and vulnerabilities, as well as the acquisition of skills to actively and purposefully use our entire person diagnostically and therapeutically in our work with clients.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A