Microskills and Metatheory: A Systematic Formulation for Teaching Individual and Group Psychotherapeutic Skills
This paper presents the results of 15 years of detailed examination of the individual and group psychotherapeutic interview. Out of this study has evolved a systematic formulation for teaching skills of therapy in a 45-hour training program. Students in this program are able to engage in wide ranging therapeutic interventions such as psychodynamic dream analysis, assertion training, and rational-emotive therapy. The program is described as metatheoretical in orientation as basic dimensions underlying all therapeutic approaches are taught. A brief summary of major premises and assumptions of this metatheoretical approach is included.
KeywordsTheoretical Orientation Skilled Therapist Language Pattern Major Premise Experiential Exercise
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