ERIC Number: EJ943833
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
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Teaching Accountability: Using Client Feedback to Train Effective Family Therapists
Sparks, Jacqueline A.; Kisler, Tiffani S.; Adams, Jerome F.; Blumen, Dale G.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v37 n4 p452-467 Oct 2011
The AAMFT Task Force on Core Competencies (Nelson et al., 2007) proposed that marriage and family therapy (MFT) educators teach and provide evidence of trainee competence beyond coursework and accrued clinical hours. This article describes the integration of a systematic client feedback protocol into an MFT-accredited program's curricula to address the call for outcome-based learning. Outcome management (OM) provides a framework for teaching and assessing trainee effectiveness. Continuous incorporation of client feedback embodies collaborative, strengths-based, integrative, and diversity-centered program values. Students learn a system for being accountable to clients, the profession, and service communities.
Descriptors: Accountability, Feedback (Response), Counselor Training, Family Counseling, Therapy, Counselor Client Relationship, Curriculum, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Cooperation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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