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dc.contributor.author Kahn, Sarah Zeta en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-22T18:33:57Z en
dc.date.available 2013-05-22T18:33:57Z en
dc.date.issued 5/22/13 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.10/4234 en
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-197). en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to increase the current understanding of what occurs within a narrative supervision process and to explore how this approach to supervision can contribute to the development of educational practices that promote social justice efforts in the field of marriage and family therapy. In particular, this study sought to understand how and in what ways the social justice ideas that inform a narrative therapy approach were applied to a narrative supervision group process. Narrative therapy is informed by the poststructural theorist Michel Foucault and offers a unique perspective on the role that therapists can play in challenging oppressive influences in clients' lives and advocating for social change. This study utilized a critical discourse analysis in order to closely examine a series of narrative supervision group sessions. One narrative supervision group comprised of two supervisors and six supervisees served as participants in this study. Results suggested that the narrative supervision group utilized the following six supervision elements that support a social justice orientation: (a) community as pedagogy: learning through practicing together, (b) co-constructed knowledges: valuing the experiences and perspectives of clients and supervisees, (c) positioning knowledge as discourse: using the skills of deconstruction and transparency, (d) valuing expansive conversations, (e) the use of questions versus directives, and (f) the use of tentative language as a means to mitigate power. An additional in-depth analysis of three of the narrative supervision sessions further validated the narrative supervision group's social justice orientation. In particular, findings indicated that the group consistently contextualized the supervision conversation within a discursive frame, sought to expose taken for granted truths, and challenged normative standards. This encouraged supervisees to deconstruct the power and influence of discourse on their lives as well as the lives of their clients. en
dc.format.extent xiii, 197 pages : illustrations en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Education en
dc.relation.requires Mode of access: World Wide Web. en
dc.relation.requires System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader. en
dc.subject.lcc L102.2 en
dc.title Bridging theory and practice : a critical discourse analysis of a social justice initiative within a narrative supervision process en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.contributor.department Education en
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University, 2013 en
dc.description.discipline Education en
dc.contributor.committeemember Dreyer, Philip en
dc.contributor.committeemember Cadiero-Kaplan, Karen en
dc.contributor.committeemember Monk, Gerald en
dc.contributor.committeemember Perez, William en


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