THE PREDICTION OF LEARNING IN FAMILY THERAPY TRAINING PROGRAMS

Douglas C Breunlin*, Richard C. Schwartz, Merton S. Krause, James Kochalka, Russell A. Puetz, Joel Van Dyke

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Abstract

Research on family therapy training has produced very little data regarding the kinds of trainees that do best in family therapy training programs. This study attempts to provide some rough and preliminary data on that issue. One hundred and seventy trainees, drawn from seven different structural!strategic training experiences, were evaluated as to how much they learned by taking the Family Therapy Assessment Exercise pre‐ and posttraining. Their performance was correlated using a hierarchical regression analysis with a number of trainee variables such as amount of conjugal family experience, amount of experience doing family or individual therapy, or prior knowledge of family therapy. The results indicate that, as predicted, conjugal family experience was positively related, and prior knowledge was negatively related to performance. Prior experience doing individual therapy was also positively related to performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)387-395
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume15
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science

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