Medical family therapy scientist-practitioners

Lisa Zak-Hunter, Jerica Berge, Zephon Lister, Maureen Davey, Laura Lynch, Wayne Denton

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The scientist-practitioner model of training and practice highlights the interconnected relationships between clinical practice and research. As described by Crane and Hafen (2002), the term "scientist-practitioner" is used to describe behavioral health providers and training programs that both utilize and produce clinical research. The model highlights three interrelated roles: A consumer of new research, evaluator of one's own clinical skills, and researcher who reports original work and findings (Crane, Wampler, Seprenkle, Sandberg, & Hovestadt, 2002). Therefore, scientist-practitioners may provide treatment, evaluate clinical research, and conduct research or perform any combination of these. Ultimately, they are united in their understanding, appreciation, and drive to connect the worlds of research and clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMedical Family Therapy
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Applications
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319034829
ISBN (Print)3319034812, 9783319034812
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

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