Supervision Theoretical Background
My supervision theoretical background is influenced by Developmental, Feminist, and Post-Modern models of supervision. I approach supervision from an integrative lens; in order to have the most complete view possible. It is my role as a supervisor to help the associate recognize and attend to issues of power and privilege regarding ethnicity, gender, race, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, et cetera.
My role as a supervisor is to create a collaborative environment in which the associate learns from myself as I learn from them, while recognizing that as the supervisor I have inherent power within the relationship. Also, within this collaborative environment I strive to ensure the associate feels appropriately challenged, empowered, and nurtured. It is my job as a supervisor is to help the associate become a competent, self-assured, independently licensed marriage and family therapist.