Michael Ungar, PhD, School of Social Work, Dalhousie University.
PRACTICING AS A POSTMODERN SUPERVISOR
Article first published online: 1 MAY 2007
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Volume 32, Issue 1, pages 59–71, January 2006
How to Cite
Ungar, M. (2006), PRACTICING AS A POSTMODERN SUPERVISOR. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 32: 59–71. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-0606.2006.tb01588.x
The author wishes to thank Lou Costanzo for his helpful comments on a draft of this article and his thoughtful mentorship.
- Issue published online: 1 MAY 2007
- Article first published online: 1 MAY 2007
In this article, aspects of postmodern supervision are explored that highlight the blurring of boundaries that occurs between the multiple roles performed by supervisors. An approach to supervision is detailed that shows how a supervisor who navigates between roles can assist supervisees in constructing identities congruent with the stories they tell about themselves as successful therapists. Six of the many possible roles that supervisors play are illustrated through dialogue taken from a group supervision session. In the last part of this article, concepts that inform a postmodern approach to supervision, borrowed from the literature on narrative and constructionist therapy, are discussed.