PSYCHOTHERAPY TRAINING: SUGGESTIONS FOR CORE INGREDIENTS AND FUTURE RESEARCH

James F. Boswell, Louis G. Castonguay

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Abstract

Despite our considerable depth and breadth of empirical knowledge on psychotherapy process and outcome, research on psychotherapy training is somewhat lacking. We would argue, however, that the scientist-practitioner model should not only guide practice, but also the way our field approaches training. In this paper we outline our perspective on the crucial elements of psychotherapy training based on available evidence, theory, and clinical experience, focusing specifically on the structure, key components, and important skills to be learned in a successful training program. In addition, we derive specific research directions based on the crucial elements of our proposed training perspective, and offer general considerations for research on training, including method and measurement issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)378-383
Number of pages6
JournalPsychotherapy
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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