Cultural and Diversity Issues in Clinical Supervision
Culture is one of the major contextual factors that influence supervisory interactions. Other contextual variables include race, ethnicity, age, gender, discipline, academic background, religious and spiritual practices, sexual orientation, disability, and recovery versus nonrecovery status. The relevant variables in the supervisory relationship occur in the context of the supervisor, supervisee, client, and the setting in which supervision occurs. Bernard and Goodyear (1992) advocated that the supervisor is responsible for assuring that multicultural issues receive attention in supervision. Generally, whenever the client is a minority group member, and sometimes when either the supervisee or supervisor is a minority person, supervisors will recognize the relevance of addressing cultural concerns. However, all counseling and supervision contacts have cultural, racial-ethnic aspects that shape core assumptions, attitudes, and values of the persons involved and which may enhance or impede counselor effectiveness. The Majority of cultural patterns and the culture of counseling and psychotherapy are often accepted by the supervisor and counselor without thought, what Bernard and Goodyear (1992) label the “myth of sameness” (p. 195). Recent work on white racial identity (Rowe, Bennett, & Atkinson, l994) has underscored the need for majority counselors to develop an awareness of being White and what that implies in relation to those who do not share White group membership. Thus, regardless of apparent “sameness”, at some point in all supervision, and preferably early in the process, multicultural issues must be explored.
- Define supervision, broaching, oppression, discrimination, parallel process, microaggression, and privilege.
- Recall specific codes related to the counselor’s profession.
- Summarize current literature regarding cultural issues in clinical supervision through webinar discussion.
- Describe clinical supervision models/techniques, assessments, that infuse diversity to enhance the supervisory relationship.
- Apply cultural clinical supervision models/techniques through three case studies during the webinar.
- Lectures 3
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 2 hours
- Skill level Beginner to intermediate
- Language English
- Students 1023
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes