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ERIC Number: EJ944530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0194-472X
Events and Experiences Impacting the Development of Clinical Self Confidence: A Study of the First Year of Client Contact
Bischoff, Richard J.; Barton, Marci; Thober, Jody; Hawley, Rachel
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v28 n3 p371-382 Jul 2002
Research was conducted to identify the events and experiences influencing the development of clinical self-confidence during the first year of client contact for beginning marriage and family therapists. Thirty-nine recent graduates of a master's degree training program participated in a semistructured interview in which they were asked to describe the influences on their clinical self-confidence. Through qualitative analysis, four event and experience categories emerged as exerting the most influence on confidence at this stage of professional development: supervision, contact with clients, contact with peers, and personal life stress. The authors recommend providing strength-focused supervision, acknowledging the effects of client contact, encouraging peer contact, and attending to personal life stress.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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