The scientist-practitioner model in marriage and family therapy doctoral programs
marriage, family therapy
We discuss the status of the scientist‐practitioner model in marriage and family therapy (MFT) doctoral programs. Issues discussed include a lack of faculty research role models in doctoral programs, “farming out” the majority of research courses to other disciplines, problems with curriculum, and how the culture of MFT does not support research. We also present suggestions for improving doctoral research training. The goal is to improve the quality of research training in doctoral programs. We hope that this will help change the culture of MFT to include research as one of its primary goals and greates assets.
Original Publication Citation
Crane, D. R., Wampler, K. S., Sprenkle, D. H., Sandberg, J. G., & Hovestadt, A. J. (2002). The scientist-practitioner model in marriage and family therapy doctoral programs. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 28(1), 75-83.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Crane, D. Russell; Wampler, Karen S.; Sprenkle, Douglas H.; Sandberg, Jonathan G.; and Hovestadt, Alan J., "The scientist-practitioner model in marriage and family therapy doctoral programs" (2007). Faculty Publications. 2433.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences