The Internship Training Experiences in Medical Family Therapy of Doctoral-Level Marriage and Family Therapy Students
Medical family therapy refers to the systemic, biopsychosocial treatment of individuals and families who are experiencing medical problems. Because marriage and family therapists are trained to conceptualize and treat problems from a systemic perspective, marriage and family therapists
are well-suited to become medical family therapists. The purpose of this article is to describe seven internship experiences that emphasize training in medical family therapy and are available for doctoral-level marriage and family therapy students. Authors provide a description of the medical
settings, interactions with other health professionals, supervision experiences, and educational opportunities. Recommended resources also are provided
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Document Type: Research Article
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
California State University, Sacramento, California, USA
Department of Marriage and Family Therapy at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA
Center for Child Well-being, Task Force for Child Survival and Development, Decatur, Georgia, USA
Department of Public Health Sciences, Section on Social Sciences and Health Policy at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carilona, USA
Corporate Health International Charlotte, North Carilona, USA
Publication date: February 1, 2005
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