Family Therapy Supervision in Extraordinary Settings showcases the dynamism of systemic family therapy supervision/consultation as it expands beyond typical and historical traditions. In this unique collection, contributors write about their innovations, unexpected learnings, and "perfect accidents" in the context of systemic therapy. These essays highlight creative approaches to supervision, present a wide variety of clinical cases and therapy settings, and demonstrate how training takes place in real time.
Each chapter illustrates increasingly diverse settings in which systemic family therapy services are delivered, whether in public mental health care for families across high-, low-, and middle-income countries, in areas of armed conflict or instability due to political violence or war, or stable, liberal democracies with robust public mental health systems. Each setting of supervision is extraordinary in the way it supports family therapy service delivery. Given the wide variation in access to systemic family therapy services, and the diverse settings in which systemic family therapy services are delivered, a set of brief, specific, and lively cases is called for that focus on the dynamic nature of a family therapy supervision and consultation interaction and its influence on clients, trainees, and supervisors.
Working as a family therapist in the world today, an era of global mental health, is as full of wonder and challenge as it was in the time family therapy originated as a profession. It is thus no accident that supervision and consultation work is just as extraordinary. This book will be essential reading for family therapy and counseling supervisors, as well as a helpful reference for supervisees.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 286 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"Family Therapy Supervision in Extraordinary Settings is much more than a book about supervision! It shows supervision as the nexus where family therapy is (re)created to meet the moment. Reminiscent of the inspired energy of Minuchin, Haley, and Hoffman, the authors use improvisation, relationship, technology, and work from the heart to employ and expand enduring systemic concepts in newly responsive ways. It's a page-tuner with vivid examples across geopolitical spaces, sociocultural contexts, interdisciplinary workplaces, and conflict-affected areas. This positive, optimistic work left me revitalized and hopeful about the promise of systemic therapy."
Carmen Knudson-Martin, Ph.D., Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon
"This extraordinary volume is recommended not only for trainers and supervisors, but also for trainees and therapists who want to learn about supervision in contexts and circumstances which are not commonplace. Moreover, the chapters show variations of supervision, like peer- and self-supervision. Through illustrative project descriptions and case examples, written from an I-perspective, the book gives us numerous opportunities to learn in a narrative mode."
Professor Dr. Maria Borcsa, Institute of Social Medicine, Rehabilitation Sciences, and Healthcare Research at the University of Applied Sciences Nordhausen, Germany, and Past President of the European Family Therapy Association