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ERIC Number: EJ890162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1066-4807
Perceptions of Effectiveness among College Students: Toward Marriage and Family Counseling and Therapy
Tse, Luke M.; Wantz, Richard A.; Firmin, Michael
Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v18 n3 p269-274 Jul 2010
Unlike perceptions toward professional counseling, public opinions do not typically associate marriage and family counseling or therapy with treatments of mental disorders. The current survey of college students in this sample confirmed that most would not recommend, specifically, marriage and family therapists (MFTs) for mental health evaluations, psychiatric symptoms, intelligence and personality assessments, drug abuses, among others. The only situation for which students would most recommend an MFT is issues pertaining to marriage and the family. Implications for professional promotion and credentialing include enhancing the visibility, availability, and qualifications of marriage and family counselors (MFCs) or therapists especially through educational venues such as schools as well as media outlets. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A