“This refreshingly honest book pushes the boundaries of supervision and training by challenging supervisors and trainees to explore how their cultural identities inform their clinical work. Hardy, Bobes, and colleagues masterfully demonstrate how to have difficult cross-racial conversations, including experiential exercises that move trainees from awareness to self-reflection. Given the increasing need to understand the vastly different lived experiences of our changing world, this book trains clinicians to be part of that moral imperative.”—Laurie S. Kaplan, LCSW, Co-Director, Diversity and Social Work Training Program, Ackerman Institute for the Family, New York
“Culturally Sensitive Supervision and Training will not only become a must-read for supervision courses and classes in psychology, counseling, or other educational forums, but will be an invaluable resource for practitioners longstanding in the field as well as those newly in practice. The readings will not only validate some of current therapists’ experiences, but will help guide them to take new, more effective paths in their work. This is an outstanding, most welcomed contribution to the field!”—Matthew R. Mock, PhD, Professor of Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University
“The family therapy field finally has a supervision text of supreme quality that focuses our attention on self of the therapist work and dimensions of culture! Unlike other supervision texts, it doesn’t just give a cursory nod to culture. It provides a clear theoretical framework for understanding dimensions of culture and the relationship to power, privilege and oppression. This book is a resource that should be a required text for all MFTs and AAMFT Approved supervisors.”—Cadmona A. Hall, PhD, LMFT, FT, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, Associate Professor, Department of Couple & Family Therapy, Adler University
“Culturally Sensitive Supervision and Training takes a bold step in the right direction for those interested in integrating a culturally-sensitive and affirmative approach into their supervisory experience. Grounding the reader in both theory and practice-based examples in areas such as the use of the self-as-therapist, Hardy and Bobes provide deep insights into the effective practice of supervision intended to transform practice. A must-read for clinicians at all levels of experience in the field.”—Tricia Stephens, LCSW-R, PhD, Clinical Social Work Practitioner and Supervisor
Kenneth V. Hardy, PhD, is a professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is also director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York, New York. He is the former director of clinical training and research at Syracuse University in New York as well as the former director of The Center for Children, Families, and Trauma at the Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York, New York. Dr. Hardy has had extensive experience training and supervising both beginning and seasoned therapists working in a variety of clinical settings.
Toby Bobes, PhD, is a licensed marriage and family therapist with experience in teaching graduate-level courses for 24 years and doing clinical supervision for 18 years. She currently teaches at Pacifica Graduate Institute and formerly taught at Antioch University. Her career includes 28 years in private practice. Dr. Bobes has taught many supervision courses for the California Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and she is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and a CAMFT Certified Supervisor.