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Experiencing Feminist Family Therapy Supervision

Feminists(Avis,1987;Goldner,1991;Goodrich,Rampage,Ellman&Halstead,1988;Hare-Mustin,1978,1987;Hare-Mustin& Merecek,1986;Libow,1986;Roberts,1991;andStorm,1991),have beencritiquingandreconstructingfamilytherapypracticeandtraining foralmost25years.Ault-Riche(1988),AvisandBraverman(1994), andWheeler,Avis,MillerandChaney(1986)haveproposedstrong theoreticalmodelsoffeministinformedfamilytherapysupervision, basedontheirextensiveexperienceprovidingtherapyandtraining clinicians.However,wehaveyettoestablishaformalresearchbase. Whatdoesfeministfamilytherapysupervisionlooklikeinpractice? Howareourfeminisms(Avis,1987)livedbyclinicians,trainersand supervisors?Howisfeministsupervisionexperiencedbythetherapistswithwhomwework?Inanefforttobegintofillthatgapinour literature,Iundertookapreliminarystudyoffeministsupervision.