Jo Ellen Patterson, PhD, is Director and Associalte Professor of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program, Unviersity o San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110.
CURRICULUM CHANGES TO MEET CHALLENGES: PREPARING MFT STUDENTS FOR MANAGED CARE SETTINGS
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 23, Issue 4, pages 445–459, October 1997
How to Cite
Patterson, J. E., Baron, M., McIntosh-Koontz, L. and Bischoff, R. (1997), CURRICULUM CHANGES TO MEET CHALLENGES: PREPARING MFT STUDENTS FOR MANAGED CARE SETTINGS. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 23: 445–459. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.1997.tb01056.x
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
Fledgling therapists who graduate from family therapy traning programs will have to navigate the world of managed care. In this article, faculty of University of San Diego share changes in its accredited training program that prepare students for practice in an increasingly multidisciplinary world where health maintenence organizations and other versions of managed care predominate. The paper touches on contextual issues, provides a detailed outline of coursework presenting basic knowledge and skills involved in clinical pracice in a managed care environment, and comments on clinical placements and the challenge of helping the next generation of clinicans “fit” into the future of health care delivery while maintaining their unique identity as family therapists.