Training the Trainee as Well as the Trainer: Lessons to Be Learned from Clinical Psychology
Canadian Psychology, Vol. 44, pp. 218-231, 2003
14 Pages Posted: 29 Sep 2008
Date Written: September, 28 2008
The training literature in I/O psychology has benefited from empirical research in experimental psychology on such subject matter as massed vs distributive practice, knowledge of results (KOR), and the transfer of learning from the training setting to the workplace. The purpose of the present paper is to argue that further advances in the field of training will occur when there is a shift in research emphasis from reliance on findings from experimental psychology to building on extant training techniques in clinical psychology, particularly cognitive behavioral psychology. Further advances in the field of training may also occur when there is a shift in emphasis from the recipient of training, namely, the trainee, to the administrator of training, namely the trainer.
Keywords: Transfer of training, cognitive behavioral psychology, train the trainer
JEL Classification: M10, M12, M53
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