Date of Award
Doctoral Research Paper
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Michael Karson, Ph.D., J.D., A.B.P.P.
Second Committee Member
Brieanne K. Kohrt, Ph.D.
Third Committee Member
Jennifer Paz, M.Ed., Psy.D.
Therapist education, Skill sets, Running, Skill development
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This paper seeks to identify lessons that can be taken from the sport of running to serve as a map for learning skills needed to become a better therapist. The practice of running mirrors the practice of learning therapy skills. This paper takes the lens of how to practice to become a better runner and applies it as a new approach to skill development for therapists. Additionally, this paper incorporates self-reflection and disclosure as I myself identify as a female runner and therapist. I will use personal examples to highlight the ways that lessons from running have served as a map for learning therapeutic skills.
Hyde, Kelsey, "Becoming a Better Therapist: Eight Lessons from Running" (2019). Graduate School of Professional Psychology: Doctoral Papers and Masters Projects. 354.