The Effect of Child Psychotherapy Training Programme for Psychologists in Primary Care Hospital

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Saengduean Yotanyamaneewong


The objective of this research was to study the effect of child psychotherapy training programme on knowledge, attitude and skills in child psychotherapy for psychologists in primary care hospital. Fifteen psychologists in primary care hospitals were recruited by using purposive sampling. Materials and methods used to gather data were questionnaires about knowledge level, attitude level, and observation questionnaire on skill level. Evaluations were conducted with participants before and after the training programme, and after three months after the completion of program. Data were analysed by the wilcoxon matched pairs signed-ranks test and one-way repeated measures ANOVA. Results from self-report questionnaires showed that the knowledge, attitude, and the skills of participants, after attending the training programme, were statistically significant higher than before attending the training programme at .01. After the three months’ follow up, the skills score of participants observed by researchers was statistically significant higher than before and after attending the training programme at .01.


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Yotanyamaneewong, S. (2019). The Effect of Child Psychotherapy Training Programme for Psychologists in Primary Care Hospital. Journal of Human Sciences, 20(3), 151-173. Retrieved from
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