The Need for a Contextual Framework for Intervention Training
Psychotherapy in Private Practice
It is argued that curricula in psychotherapy and other forms of intervention in doctoral level psychology training programs are severely limited by the routine failure to include explicit training in contextual skills. Contextual skills consist of the processes of judgement and reasoning that guide and inform the application of more specific, circumscribed knowledge and skills. Examples of the types of processes comprising contextual skills and their relevance to the practice of and training in psychological intervention are discussed. The ways in which such a framework would improve intervention training and practice are considered.
Gold, S. N.
(1998). The Need for a Contextual Framework for Intervention Training. Psychotherapy in Private Practice, 17(1), 29-42.
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