Promoting Cultural Sensitivity in Supervision: A Manual for Practitioners provides a roadmap for practicing and experienced supervisors to promote and integrate cultural sensitivity into the core of their work. This book is organized into four seamless, interrelated sections that are essential to developing a Multicultural Relational Perspective (MRP) in supervision: conceptual, structural, strategies and techniques, and evaluation tools. The Conceptual section provides an overview of the theory that underpins a MRP, and the Structural section provides the reader with two specific strategies for concretizing the conceptual framework. The Strategies and Techniques section includes a variety of chapters which provide supervisors and supervisees with hands-on tools for navigating difficult diversity-related conversations in supervision and beyond, as well as an array of exercises that supervisors can employ to enhance cultural sensitivity. The Evaluation Tools section provides sample instruments that can be implemented to evaluate the objectives of the entire supervisory process. For the convenience of readers, additional photocopiable supervisory resources have also been included at the end of the manual. This manual is intended for supervisors, trainers, clinicians, and trainees.
"In my 25 years of clinical practice and supervision of the treatment of children and families, it is enlightening to have this work by Drs. Hardy and Bobes. Through this paradigm, they ask us to consider the development of the clinician, the therapeutic alliance and the deepening of the relationship in the treatment of people of color. This volume is outstanding in its accessibility and use of case material as well as the generous supply of supervisory resources offered."
Todd Payton, MA, LMHC, President, Black Mental Health Alliance, Inc.
"This book is both a guide to deeper wisdom and a call for increasing cultural awareness and sensitivity. Hardy and Bobes have achieved the indomitable goal of crafting elegant and effective ways for supervisors and trainees to move through the conundrums of multicultural supervision that thwart authentic dialogue and impede personal and professional development. The book is filled with concepts, goals, and pathways that are clearly described, deeply interpersonal, and illustrate the essence of a Multicultural Relational Perspective."
Heidi A. Zetzer, PhD, Director, Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic, University of California, Santa Barbara
"Hardy and Bobes brilliantly demonstrate a much-needed specialized roadmap to understanding and integrating cultural sensitivity in clinical supervision. This manual provides practical steps to work effectively with a broad range of diverse populations. Readers will surely be challenged to reflect critically about their respective clinical inclinations and lived experiences in the area of inclusion and therapeutic practice."
Kiran S. K. Arora, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Counseling and School Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn
"Promoting Cultural Sensitivity in Supervision positions the supervisory relationship squarely in the 21st century, where privilege, oppression, and invisibility persist, and where increased multicultural visibility and consideration do not necessarily lead to greater sensitivity, even in supervision. Drs. Hardy and Bobes do not challenge the basic tenets of the supervisory relationship, so much as situate them in their historical context and, by doing so, address a long-standing need in the field for a structured, operationalized framework for applying a contextual lens to the supervisory relationship."
Christian Jordal, PhD, Editor, Journal of Family Psychotherapy, Program Director, Master of Family Therapy program, Drexel University
Table of Contents
Preface Part 1. Conceptual Considerations 1. Core Supervisor Competencies Hardy & Bobes 2. A Developmental Model of Personal and Professional Growth Bobes & Hardy 3. Race through a Trauma Lens Hardy Part 2. Structural Considerations 4. "Naming It and Claiming It" — Embracing Your Identity as an Activist (Supervisor, Educator, Therapist) Hardy 5. Establishing an Effective Supervisory Relationship: A Two-Step Process Hardy & Bobes Part 3. Strategies and Techniques 6. The Validate, Challenge, and Request Approach: A Practical Tool for Facilitating Difficult Dialogues Hardy 7. Essential Skills for Mastering Context Talk in Supervision Hardy 8. The Cultural Genogram: Key to Training Culturally Competent Family Therapists Hardy & Laszloffy 9. Collaborative Training Tools for Supervisors and Supervisees Steiny 10. Promoting Cultural Sensitivity in Online and Electronically-Based Supervision Hardy 11. Experiential Exercises Hardy & Bobes Part 4. Evaluation Tools 12. The Multicultural Relational Perspective: Supervision Outcome Tools for Mental Health Professional Hardy Handouts and Resources 1. Relational Ethics 2. Sample Case Presentation Format Using a Multicultural Relational Perspective 3. A Sample Framework for Establishing an Explicit Supervision Contract 4. Promoting Cultural Sensitivity Starter Kit 5. Professional Organizations
About the Editors
Kenneth V. Hardy, PhD, is a professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York, New York, and is also the founder of the Eikenberg Academy for Social Justice. He is the former director of clinical training and research at Syracuse University in New York as well as the former director of The Center for Children, Families, and Trauma at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York, New York. Dr. Hardy has had extensive experience training and supervising both beginning and seasoned therapists working in a variety of clinical settings.
Toby Bobes, PhD, is a licensed marriage and family therapist with experience in teaching graduate-level courses for 25 years and doing clinical supervision for 18 years. She currently teaches at Pacifica Graduate Institute and formerly taught at Antioch University. Her career includes 28 years in private practice. Dr. Bobes has taught many supervision courses for the California Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and she is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and a California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) Certified Supervisor.