College of Psychology: Faculty Articles

Title

The Need for a Contextual Framework for Intervention Training

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1998

Publication Title

Psychotherapy in Private Practice

ISSN

0731-7158

Volume

17

Issue/No.

1

Abstract

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.

DOI

10.1300/J294v17n01_04

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