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Multiculturalism and Diversity in Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach

by Carol A Falender, Edward P Shafranske and Celia J Falicov American Psychological Association
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Today's therapists work with diverse clients whose cultural values and attitudes differ in varying degrees from their own. Effective training and supervision are necessary to avoid and resolve conflicts.

This practical guide presents a model for developing multicultural competence within supervision. The model emphasises self-assessment to define the cultural niche of each member of the supervision triad (therapist, client, and supervisor). Both supervisor and supervisee maintain an attitude of cultural humility and ''metacompetence" (knowing what you don't know) to better inform case conceptualization, diagnosis, and treatment.

In-depth supervisory vignettes apply the model to a variety of cultural dimensions, including gender, ethnicity/race, immigration, socioeconomic status, disabilities, religion, and sexual orientation.

Melba Vasquez
1.Diversity and Multiculturalism in Supervision
Carol A. Falender, Edward P. Shafranske, and Celia J. Falicov
2.Psychotherapy and Supervision as Cultural Encounters: The MECA Framework
Celia J. Falicov
3.Women, Culture, and Social Justice: Supervision Across the Intersections
Natalie Porter
4.Compassionate Confrontation and Empathic Exploration: The Integration of Race-Related Narratives in Clinical Supervision
Shelly P. Harrell
5.Immigrant Clients, Supervisees, and Supervisors
Celia J. Falicov
6.Considering Social Class and Socio-Economic Status in the Context of Multiple Identities: An Integrative Clinical Supervision Approach
Nadya A. Fouad and Shannon Chavez-Korell
7.Supervision and Disabilities
Jennifer Cornish and Samantha Pelican Monson
8.Addressing Religiousness and Spirituality as Clinically Relevant Cultural Features in Supervision
Edward P. Shafranske
9.A Comprehensive Approach to Competently Addressing Sexual Minority Issues in Clinical Supervision
Kathleen J. Bieschke, Kelly A. Blasko, and Susan S. Woodhouse
10.Considerations in Supervision Working with American Indian and Alaska Native Clients: Understanding the Context of Deep Culture
Joseph E. Trimble and Jeff King
11.Group Supervision as a Multicultural Experience: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity
Jean Lau Chin, Kirsten Petersen, Hui Mei Nan, and Leah Nicholls
12.Reflective Practice: Culture in Self and Other
Carol A. Falender, Edward P. Shafranske, and Celia J. Falicov

Carol A. Falender, PhD, has directed APA-accredited internship programs and supervised interns and practicum students for over two decades. Currently, she teaches doctoral students, supervises, and provides clinical supervision workshops.

She has served as President of APA Division 37 (Society for Child and Family Policy and Practice), Co-Chair of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Ethics Committee, and as a member of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards Supervision Guidelines Task Force and delegate to the Competencies Conference and to Benchmarks. She is an APA Council Representative, Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles and Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University.

She is coauthor of Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach, co-editor of Casebook for Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach, both published by APA, and she has also written numerous journal articles on supervision.

Edward P. Shafranske, PhD, ABPP, currently serves as Professor of Psychology and Director of the PsyD Program in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University. He also lectures in the Psychiatry Residency Program at UCLA and has served as President of APA Division 36 (Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality), and on the APA Council of Representatives.

He currently teaches courses on psychotherapy, supervises first-year students through post-graduates, and advises students in research on clinical supervision.

He is co-author of Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach, coeditor of Casebook for Clinical Supervision: A Competency-Based Approach, editor of Religion and the Clinical Practice of Psychology, and coauthor of Spiritually Oriented Psychotherapy, each published by APA.