Couple and Family Therapy Within the Current Pan-Canadian Context

Couple and Family Therapy Within the Current Pan-Canadian Context

Couple and Family Therapy Within the Current Pan-Canadian Context

Couple and Family Therapy Within the Current Pan-Canadian Contexts

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Contemporary Family Therapy, p. 329-341.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«In this article we examine the context of family therapy in Canada by examining its history, the unique accreditation standards, qualifications and organizations associated with family therapy, the relationship between couple and family therapy, and future directions for this field of practice.» (p. 330)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
Données documentaires diverses

Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé


«It is yet to be seen if the rich history of CFT [couple and family therapy] in Canada is sustainable, growing, or to become part of other professional practice models. While we find evidence nationally for a robust community of clinicians using CFT and continuing to advance their training, it is unclear whether the field will stand alone or become a set of competencies applicable to many different professions. Competition between professions may further add to the problem of making CFT a separate profession as some social workers and psychologists, in particular, have suggested that CFT is part of their core professional practice. Regardless of the debates over professional identity, the practice of CFT is increasing across Canada. New populations with unique challenges are requiring the field to reconsider its core practices and develop new ones. This may help position Canadians once again as leaders in the field, the same position they have occupied periodically throughout the development of CFT.» (p. 340)