Title

Teaching accountability: Using client feedback to train effective family therapists

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

10-1-2011

Abstract

The AAMFT Task Force on Core Competencies (Nelson et al., 2007) proposed that marriage and family therapy (MFT) educators teach and provide evidence of trainee competence beyond coursework and accrued clinical hours. This article describes the integration of a systematic client feedback protocol into an MFT-accredited program's curricula to address the call for outcome-based learning. Outcome management (OM) provides a framework for teaching and assessing trainee effectiveness. Continuous incorporation of client feedback embodies collaborative, strengths-based, integrative, and diversity-centered program values. Students learn a system for being accountable to clients, the profession, and service communities. © 2011 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Publication Title

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Volume

37

Issue

4

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