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The core competency movement in marriage and family therapy: key considerations from other disciplines.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20074124     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is a growing movement to define competency within the field of marriage and family therapy (MFT), particularly with respect to the training of practitioners and the evaluation of clinical practice. Efforts to define competency, however, transcend the practice of MFT and much can be learned from the experiences of other disciplines. Professions such as education, law, and medicine have made strides toward addressing the complex issue of competency standards in their respective fields. This article describes some ways in which the issue of competency has been approached in other professions, as well as some common dilemmas posed by adopting a competency-based orientation, to shed light on the process of defining competency in MFT. Moreover, this article identifies some of the more useful conceptualizations, modes of pedagogy, and evaluative practices found in other professions.
John K Miller; Jeff L Todahl; Jason J Platt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of marital and family therapy     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1752-0606     ISO Abbreviation:  J Marital Fam Ther     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-15     Completed Date:  2010-03-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904614     Medline TA:  J Marital Fam Ther     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403-5251, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Clinical Competence*
Competency-Based Education / methods*,  standards
Curriculum / standards
Family Therapy / education*,  standards
Interdisciplinary Communication*
Marital Therapy / education*,  standards
Models, Educational
Professional Competence / standards*
United States

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