Lisa Aronson Fontes, Phd, is a Visting Scholar at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
SELF ISSUES FOR FAMILY THERAPY EDUCATORS
Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 24, Issue 3, pages 305–320, July 1998
How to Cite
Fontes, L. A., Piercy, F., Thomas, V. and Sprenkle, D. (1998), SELF ISSUES FOR FAMILY THERAPY EDUCATORS. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 24: 305–320. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.1998.tb01087.x
Fred Piercy, PhD, and Douglas Sprenkle, Phd, are Professors at Prurdue University, where Volker Thomas is an Assistant Professor.
The authors wish to thank Carlos Fontes, Susan Piercy, and Edic Pierce-Thomas for their support, wisdom, and patience
- Issue published online: 8 JUN 2007
- Article first published online: 8 JUN 2007
Family therapy educators frequently encourage self-reflection in their students and clients. However, little attention has been paid to the challanges and processes of the eudcators themselves. In this piece, four faculty members reflect individually and collectively on their lives and roles as educators. the describe family-of-origin influences, the intersections of their personal and academic lives, systemic factors in the professional setting, balancing work and family, hierarchy, gender, and coping strategies ot increase support and reduce competition. They recommend a deliberate process of self-reflection to other family therapy educators and offer suggestions for improving the organizational dynamic of family therapy training programs.