Title

Authors, Artists, and Social Constructionism: A Case Study of Narrative Supervision

Keywords

family therapy, social constructionism, supervision

Abstract

Many family therapists have incorporated social constructionist and narrative ideas into their work with clients. These ideas emphasize postmodern tenets of collaboration, non-directiveness, and multiple perspectives. Although these approaches have become common in therapy, they are also useful in supervision. This article discusses how social constructionism can be applied in supervision, both as content to be taught and as a philosophy to be applied. A case study is presented that offers examples of using social constructionist philosophy and techniques in family therapy supervision. Suggestions for supervisors and therapists are offered.

Original Publication Citation

Whiting, J. B. (2007). Authors, artists, and social constructionism: A case study of narrative supervision. American Journal of Family Therapy, 35. 139-150

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2007-02-26

Publisher

The American Journal of Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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