This essential text explores the intersectionality of the self in therapeutic practice, bringing together theoretical foundations and practical implications to provide clear guidance for students and practitioners.

Bringing together a collection of insightful and experienced clinicians, this book examines the ways in which intersectionality influences all phases of clinical and supervisory work, from outreach, assessment, and through to termination. Integrating research with clinical practice, chapters not only examine the theoretical, intersectional location of the self for the therapist, client, or supervisee, but they also consider how this social identity effects the therapeutic process and, crucially, work with clients. The book includes first-hand accounts, case studies, and reflections to demonstrate how interactions are influenced by gender, race, and sexuality, offering practical ideas about how to work intentionally and ethically with clients.

Engaging, informative, and practical, this book is essential reading for students, supervisors, family, marriage, and couple therapists, and clinical social workers who want to work confidently with a range of clients, as well as clinical professionals interested in the role of intersectionality in their work.

chapter |11 pages


ByJade Logan, Brad van Eeden-Moorefield, Scott Browning

chapter 1|9 pages

Theory of Intersectionality

ByStephanie Cooke, April L. Few-Demo

chapter 2|10 pages

Intersectionality in Practice

ByNicole M. Monteiro

chapter 3|12 pages

Introducing the Self

ByLisa Werkmeister Rozas

chapter 4|12 pages

Locating the Self in Psychotherapy

ByJade Logan, Sapphira Griffin

chapter 5|12 pages

Use of the Self: Rapport Building

ByCheryll Rothery

chapter 6|10 pages

Use of Self: Assessment and Early Stages of treatment

ByEleonora Bartoli

chapter 7|12 pages

Use of Self: Middle Stages of Treatment

ByDonna J. Harris

chapter 8|10 pages

Use of Self: Later Stages of Treatment

ByJudith Bijoux-Leist

chapter 10|11 pages

Use of Self: Follow-Up and Re-Engagement in Treatment

ByLauren Reid

chapter 11|14 pages

Ethics & Intersectionality

BySusan McGroarty

chapter 12|12 pages

Intersectionality in Training and Supervision

ByToni Schindler Zimmerman, Marj Castronova

chapter 13|14 pages

Developing Authenticity of Self: Supervisor, Training Therapist, Patient, and Intersectionality

ByBindu Methikalam, Scott Browning, Salvatore D’Amore