Experiential training of mental health graduate students in emotional processing skills: A randomized, controlled trial.
Psychotherapy (Chicago, Ill.)
Emotional processing interventions for trauma and psychological conflicts are underutilized. Lack of adequate training in emotional processing techniques and therapists' lack of confidence in utilizing such interventions are barriers to implementation. We developed and tested an experiential training to improve trainees' performance in a set of transtheoretical emotional processing skills: eliciting patient disclosure of difficult experiences, responding to defenses against disclosure, and eliciting adaptive emotions. Mental health trainees (
Yamin JB, Cannoy CN, Gibbins KM, Krohner S, Rapport LJ, Trentacosta CJ, et al [Zeman LL] Experiential training of mental health graduate students in emotional processing skills: a randomized, controlled trial. Psychotherapy (Chic). 2023 Jun 29. doi: 10.1037/pst0000495. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37384434.