Richard J. Bischoff, PhD, is a Professor and Director in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Paul R. Springer, PhD and Allison M. J. Reisbig, PhD, are Assistant Professors in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Sheena Lyons, MS, Devereux, Arizona; Adriatik Likcani, MS, is a Doctoral candidate in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Kansas State University.
Training for Collaboration: Collaborative Practice Skills for Mental Health Professionals
Article first published online: 6 JUL 2012
© 2012 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 38, Issue Supplement s1, pages 199–210, June 2012
How to Cite
Bischoff, R. J., Springer, P. R., Reisbig, A. M. J., Lyons, S. and Likcani, A. (2012), Training for Collaboration: Collaborative Practice Skills for Mental Health Professionals. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 38: 199–210. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2012.00299.x
- Issue published online: 6 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 6 JUL 2012
The purpose of the study was to identify skills that mental health practitioners need for successful collaborative practice in medical settings. Known experts in the field of collaborative health care completed a survey designed to elicit their suggestions about what is needed for successful collaborative care practice. Through qualitative analysis, a set of 56 skills was developed. These skills are organized into three general categories of competency: (a) skills for working in a medical setting; (b) skills for working with patients; and (c) skills for collaborating with healthcare providers.