An evaluation of the effectiveness and acceptability of a new technology system to support psychotherapy helping skills training

David Murphy, Faith Liao, Petr Slovak, Lisa Marie Holle, Dan Jackson, Patrick Olivier, Geraldine Fitzpatrick

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Abstract

Training counselling and psychotherapy skills using new technology is a relatively unresearched area of study. The findings from a pilot evaluation of the effectiveness and acceptability of a new technology, mPath, using a mixed method design are reported. The study found that progressive integration of the new mPath technology into learning helping skills had the best results on developing competency, as assessed by the Person-Centred Experiential Psychotherapy Scale Training Version. Qualitative interviews showed the technology was acceptable to users. Further research is needed in this emerging field of deliberate practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)324-335
Number of pages12
JournalCounselling and Psychotherapy Research
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • counselling and psychotherapy
  • deliberate practice
  • helping skills
  • mPath
  • new technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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