While feminist therapy has grown in stature and recognition in the last few decades, comparatively little has been written about supervision and consultation from a feminist standpoint.
In this book, the latest in the Clinical Supervision Essentials series from APA Books, Dr. Laura Brown remedies this deficit by presenting a theoretically-grounded, yet practical approach to supervision based on the principles of feminist psychotherapy.
This volume offers a framework for translating feminist therapy constructs — including recognizing the impact of systemic hierarchies, and thinking critically about dominant cultural norms in the practice of psychotherapy — into the supervision setting.
Incorporating practices derived from multicultural, queer, and other critical psychologies, feminist therapy supervision challenges trainees and supervisors alike to engage with difficult questions about the presence of bias, and ways in which power distributes itself in the context of education, psychotherapy, and supervision itself.
Includes a synthesis of the literature on feminist therapy and theory, as well as case examples and practical advice for resolving common supervision problems. The book also offers close analyses of the author's consulting session documented in the DVD Feminist Therapy Supervision, also available from APA books.
Foreword to the Clinical Supervision Essentials Series
Basic Principles of Feminist Supervision
Epistemologies and Methodologies of Feminist Supervision
Structure and Process of Feminist Supervision
Handling Common Supervisory Challenges
Development of Supervisors, Development of the Field: Future Directions for Feminist Supervision Practice
Appendix A: Sample Feminist Supervision Evaluation Form
Appendix B: Sample Feminist Supervision Agreement
Appendix C: Sample Private Practice Consultation Agreement — Professional Consultation Services Agreement
Appendix D: Feminist Therapy Institute Code of Ethics (Revised, 1999)
About the Author
About the Author:
Laura S. Brown, PhD, ABPP, has been a practitioner of feminist psychotherapy, supervision, and forensic psychology since the 1970s. As the author of the foundational text Subversive Dialogues: Theory in Feminist Therapy, in addition to 11 other books and more than 150 articles and book chapters, she has been a major contributor to theory and practice in the fields of feminist psychotherapy and trauma treatment.
Dr. Brown has been featured in APA DVDs about feminist therapy, trauma treatment, and feminist approaches to supervision, and has also lectured on these and related topics in the United States, Canada, Israel, Taiwan, Australia, and Europe. From 2006 to 2015, she directed the Fremont Community Therapy Project, a feminist therapy training clinic that she founded.
She is a fellow of nine APA divisions, the Association for Psychological Science, and the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.
A late-in-life student of aikido, Dr. Brown was working toward her black belt at the time of this book's publication.