ERIC Number: EJ869264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
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Internships for Future Faculty: Meeting the Career Goals of the Next Generation of Educators in Marriage and Family Therapy
Miller, John K.; Todahl, Jeff; Platt, Jason J.; Lambert-Shute, Jennifer; Eppler, Christie S.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v36 n1 p71-79 Jan 2010
A key component of a doctoral education in marriage and family therapy (MFT) is the completion of an internship. Virtually all MFT doctoral internships are focused on advanced clinical practice and often are located in agencies unconnected with an academic setting. This article describes an MFT doctoral internship specifically designed to foster the skills needed as a faculty member. The primary purpose of this "future faculty" internship is to expose doctoral interns to faculty life, including participation in graduate teaching, clinical supervision, research, and faculty service--while still meeting typical clinical requirements. Results of semistructured qualitative interviews with five doctoral interns associated with the site are reported. Guidelines for the development of other doctoral internships designed for future MFT faculty members are discussed.
Descriptors: Marriage, Family Counseling, Therapy, Futures (of Society), Doctoral Programs, Internship Programs, Clinical Experience, College Faculty, Qualitative Research, Supervision, Interviews, Guidelines, Graduate Students, Experiential Learning
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Education Level: Higher Education
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