Supervision

Supervision

One of the things that we offer at South Shore Family is supervision for other therapists. Stephen Duclos is an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and American Association for Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)-approved supervisor who works with licensed therapists seeking more experience with couples and family therapy. Paula Leech supervises therapists around issues of sexuality in conjunction with the sex therapy certification with South Shore Sexual Health.

Image by Myles Tan on Unsplash

Image by Myles Tan on Unsplash

I (Jeremiah Gibson) am working toward completing requirements to become an Approved Supervisor through AAMFT, which includes supervision around my own supervision. I supervise therapists who work with individuals, couples, and families in the person's homes; these therapists are employed by community health agencies in Massachusetts.

I recently wrote an article about my experience supervising therapists who are dealing with their own sense of privilege for the first time. You can find it on the Massachusetts Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) website. Here's a sneak peek:

Some of my supervisees are meeting systemic injustice face-to-face for the first time-White therapists, similar to myself, who have never had anxious encounters with law enforcement, who have never had second thoughts about wearing a hoodie outside, who have never had to worry about whether their name may or may not bar them from attaining employment.

Fortunately, these sups primarily react to the misfortunes of their clients with sadness, shock, and a level of existential despair. “How could this happen to them?” they ask.

Such a great question. And also a reminder of the power of privilege, both for my sups and for myself.

If you work at a community health agency in Massachusetts and would like to learn more about the nuances of practicing family therapy in peoples' homes, please give me a call at 617-750-0183