Title

INTEGRATING RESEARCH AND CLINICAL TRAINING IN MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPY TRAINING PROGRAMS

Keywords

marriage and family therapy, therapy, marriage, family life

Abstract

The future of the profession and practice of marriage and family therapy (MFT) rests with those who promote the integration of research and clinical practice. The Boulder scientist–practitioner model is useful in conceptualizing MFT training, but it is not the perfect solution. Four MFT programs (two master's and two doctoral) are featured in this article for their work in integrating research and practice. Helpful strategies presented include: Encouraging students to question the therapy process; integrating research in the curriculum and supervision; discussing the positives and negatives of empirically supported treatments; focusing on change; and developing creative classroom experiences to use within the scientist–practitioner model.

Original Publication Citation

Hodgson, J. H., Johnson, L. N., Ketring, S. A., Wampler, R., & Lamson, A. S. (2005). Integrating research and clinical training in marriage and family therapy training programs. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 31, 75-88.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2007-05-01

Publisher

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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