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Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy Supervision

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Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy Supervision

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  • Karin Jordan PhD

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Marriage and family therapy (MFT) is a profession that is expected to grow rapidly over the next 10 years. This timely text provides the essentialknowledge base for all facets of supervision in MFT that are required to become an AAMFT-Approved Supervisor. The book focuses specifically on thedistinctive model of supervision used in MFT and further examines the unique supervisory issues arising within different approaches to the profession.Distinguished by its use of a single case example across chapters to help clarify how different theories diverge and overlap, the book embraces the fullrange of theoretical approaches, in addition to featuring a “nuts-and-bolts” approach to the day-to-day fundamentals of MFT supervision.

Grounded in the most up-to-date literature, the text discusses methods and issues of MFT supervision within multigenerational, structural, cognitivebehavioral, narrative, feminist, integrative, brief, and other supervision models. The text also surveys the most important and emerging settings andpopulations in which marriage and family therapists work, including medical and postdisaster trauma-informed practices. It covers legal and ethical issuesand discusses how culture, gender, and ethnicity must be considered during the supervision process. The text also addresses how to tailor supervision tothe supervisee’s developmental level. Examples of common supervision dilemmas vividly demonstrate foundational principles. With contributions from leadingmarriage and family therapy educators and experienced supervisors, the text is designed for therapists at both the master’s and doctoral levels who seekthe Approved Supervisor Credential and for MFT faculty who teach the AAMFT supervision course.


  • Meets the learning requirements for AAMFT-mandated courses leading to certification as an approved supervisor
  • Covers the fundamentals of supervision in the systemic context that lie at the heart of marriage and family therapy
  • Covers supervision in the major approaches to MFT, including cognitive behavioral, brief, narrative, structural, and other orientations
  • Provides an illustrative case study across all supervision models to demonstrate the uniqueness and similarities of each approach
  • Includes coverage of important populations and settings for MFT, such as medical and postdisaster

Product Details 

  • Publication Date December 02, 2015
  • Page Count 442
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826126788

About The Author(s) 

Karin Jordan, PhD, LMFT

, is professor and interim associate dean of the College of Health Professions and director of the Department of Counseling at the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio. She has been an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) for 20 years. During her 20-plus years of experience as an educator, she has had extensive experience supervising master’s- and doctoral-level students in the field of marriage and family therapy during their practicum, internship, and postgraduation experiences. Dr. Jordan has served as a therapist in private practice, faculty member and clinic director, and MFT program coordinator for doctoral and master’s programs. Her 48 refereed journal articles have been published in such peer-reviewed publications as

The Clinical Supervisor, Family Therapy, The Family Journal,


Journal of Family Psychotherapy

. Dr. Jordan has authored or edited three books, including

Handbook of Couple and Family Assessment, The Quick Theory Reference Guide,


Foundations of Psychotherapy

. She has made more than 150 national and international presentations on supervision, the trauma genogram, and other topics.

Table of Contents 





1: History and Future Trends

Karin Jordan & Ulia Fisher


2: MFT Supervision: An Overview

Sandra A. Rigazio-DiGilio

3: Modalities of Marriage and Family Therapy Supervision

Rebecca Boyle & Molly McDowell-Burns

4: Tailoring Supervision to Supervisees’ Developmental Level

Glenn W. Lambie & Ashley J. Blount

5: Integrating Common Factors Into MFT Supervision

Eli A. Karam

6: Ethics and Supervision

Benjamin E. Caldwell

7: Diversity and Social Justice in Supervision

Toni Zimmerman, Marj Castronova, & Jessica ChenFeng


8: Training the Structural Therapist

Sharon Apel Bursky & Ryan M. Cook

9: Training the Strategic Therapist

Laura Tejada

10: Training the Multigenerational Family Therapist

Heather Katafiasz

11: Training the Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

Joanne Holbert & Katie Wootton

12: Training the Postmodern Supervisor

Teresa Rogers & Megan Miranda

13: Training the Systemic Cognitive-Developmental Therapist

Michael Redd

14: Training the Contextual Therapist

Rikki Patton

15: Training the Narrative Therapist

Jerry Gale, D. Bruce Ross III, & Megan A. McCoy

16: Training the Systems/Dialectical Therapist

Thomas W. Roberts

17: Training the Emotionally Focused Therapist

Scott R. Woolley, George Faller, Lisa Palmer-Olsen, & Angela DeCandia Vitoria

18: Training Feminist Family Therapists

Anne M. Prouty & Markie L. C. Twist


19: Training the Medical Family Therapist in an Integrated Care Setting

Jenny Speice & Susan McDaniel

20: Training the Trauma-Informed Marriage and Family Therapist

Karin Jordan