ERIC Number: EJ942085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
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Gender and Diversity Topics Taught in Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education Programs
Winston, Ebony Joy; Piercy, Fred P.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v36 n4 p446-471 Oct 2010
This article explores how the topics of gender and diversity are being taught and defined in accredited marriage and family therapy programs through syllabi content analysis and interviews with selected faculty. We examined findings by program (master's and doctoral) and type of training (those that taught specific gender and culture courses and those that attempted to infuse gender and culture throughout the curriculum). We examined 39 syllabi from 21 master's and 18 doctoral training programs. In addition, we conducted 20 interviews with faculty members. (Eighteen were White/Caucasian, one was African American and one was Asian Indian.) Some variation in topic areas was found between master's and doctoral programs and between those programs that offered specific course content and those that offered infused course content. However, qualitative interview data reflected many similarities. Particularly apparent was the level of commitment, transparency, and experiential learning methods professors used, regardless of program level or type.
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Experiential Learning, Course Content, Content Analysis, Course Descriptions, Family Counseling, Therapy, Gender Issues, Marriage Counseling, Gender Differences, Masters Degrees, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Diversity, Interviews, College Faculty, Racial Differences
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