ERIC Number: EJ931500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Reaction to the Major Contribution: Training for Skills Competency in Counseling Psychology--Integrating Models
Nutt, Roberta L.
Counseling Psychologist, v39 n6 p908-917 Aug 2011
The authors of the Major Contribution have developed a complex and elegant three-level training model on which they suggest advanced microskills may be built. Prior to the description of their model, they have built a case that current microskills training has proved foundationally important but insufficient to training needs. They then invite colleagues to evaluate their model for viability and utility. This reaction suggests that the model could be enriched by incorporating survey data regarding how doctoral programs are currently teaching advanced psychotherapy/counseling skills, outcome data from common factors and master therapists' research, and the APA Competency Benchmarks work. In addition, the contribution contains a detailed, very useful teaching application, and some similarly detailed research suggestions would be helpful to encourage research on the model.
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Research, Doctoral Programs, Counseling Psychology, Psychotherapy, Competence, Models, Counselor Training, Skill Analysis, Skill Development, Minimum Competencies, Research Needs
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Education Level: Higher Education
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