In 2013, a team of family therapists came together to initiate the design and development of core competencies for family therapists working in healthcare settings. They were responding to an increasing number of family therapists seeking and being sought after for positions in such settings.
As the healthcare industry expands its interest in incorporating behavioral providers into conventionally-biomedical settings, it has compelled major changes in workforce training across all behavioral health disciplines. Several such disciplines have responded to this by creating competencies that guide their members in developing the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for delivering care.
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