Title

Influences and Processes in Theoretical Orientation Development: A Grounded Theory Pilot Study

Keywords

influence, marriage and family therapy, models

Abstract

A grounded theory approach was used to establish a model of the influences and processes that are involved in the theoretical orientation development of licensed marriage and family therapists. The findings of the study indicate that the process involves an interaction between ten categories of influence subsumed under personal and the professional domains. While identifying the influences and their larger domains, the authors also explore how each of the categories is influential based on participant interviews. Implications for supervision, training, and professional development are discussed.

Original Publication Citation

*Bitar, G. W., Bean, R. A., & Bermudez, J. M. (2007). Influences and processes in theoretical orientation development: A grounded theory pilot study. American Journal of Family Therapy 35, 109-121.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2007-02-26

Publisher

The American Journal of 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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