Training Counseling Psychologists in Couple and Family Therapy
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Training counseling psychologists in couple and family therapy
Counseling psychology is a distinct specialty within professional psychology. It was recognized as a specialty in professional psychology by the Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology (CRSPPP) in 1998. There are approximately 73 APA-accredited Ph.D./Psy.D. programs in counseling psychology. Over the years, various authors have articulated the core values and unique features that contribute to counseling psychology as being distinctive (e.g., Gelso et al. 2014; American Psychological Association and Lichtenberg 1999; Packard 2009). Several of these core values have direct bearing on training counseling psychologists in the provision of couple and family therapy interventions and include a developmental perspective of human growth and resilience; a commitment to strength-based assessment, conceptualization, and intervention regardless of the...
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