Issues in multidisciplinary training of cognitive-behavioural interventions

Kavanagh, David J. (1994) Issues in multidisciplinary training of cognitive-behavioural interventions. Behaviour Change, 11, pp. 38-44.

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Argues that if brief workshop training is used as the primary method of disseminating behavior therapy skills across professions, it will provide an inadequate preparation, especially for higher levels of behavioral practice. In some circumstances, brief training may lead to an overestimation of behavioral skills by the trainees. These issues are discussed in the context of current moves toward providing health professionals with multiple skills. Examples are provided of situations in which generic health professionals received brief workshop training in behavior therapy and attempted to make use of that training in their jobs. There is no substitute for ongoing training and consultation by senior clinical psychologists who are expert in behavior therapy.

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ID Code: 29330
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Multidisciplinary training in behavior therapy skills, Health professionals
ISSN: 0813-4839
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 16 Dec 2009 03:22
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2010 16:50

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