Chapter 13. Training of Therapists

  1. Michael Crowe DM, FRCPsych and
  2. Jane Ridley BA (Hons), PQSW

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470690420.ch13

Therapy with Couples: A Behavioural-Systems Approach to Couple Relationship and Sexual Problems, Second Edition

Therapy with Couples: A Behavioural-Systems Approach to Couple Relationship and Sexual Problems, Second Edition

How to Cite

Crowe, M. and Ridley, J. (2000) Training of Therapists, in Therapy with Couples: A Behavioural-Systems Approach to Couple Relationship and Sexual Problems, Second Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470690420.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 20 NOV 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632053797

Online ISBN: 9780470690420

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Keywords:

  • therapists;
  • behavioural aspects;
  • trainers;
  • training programme;
  • training issues

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Requirements for those wishing to train as couple therapists

  • Getting away from bias in the therapist

  • Training issues

  • Focusing on the interaction

  • Using role-play to practice focusing on the interaction

  • Decentring

  • Moving in and out of the interaction

  • Summary of the use of role-play for training purposes

  • Exercises relating to the worker's feelings of helplessness

  • Training in the appropriate use of empathy in the context of a more active therapeutic approach

  • Thinking about a relationship systemically

  • Formulating messages or tasks

  • Training in dealing with sexual issues

  • Conclusion of the training section

  • Supervision