Innovative Practices in Supervising LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy: Fostering Clinician Competency

[Speaker] O'shaughnessy, Tiffany:1
1:San Francisco State University (United States of America)

Effective Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer (LGBTIQ) affirmative supervision practice helps clinicians develop therapeutic skills to support the growth and development of LBGTIQ clients (Halpert, Reinhardt, & Toohey, 2007). Building upon the clinical recommendations presented in this symposium, the purpose of this presentation is to introduce three approaches to LGBTIQ affirmative supervision (i.e., Halpert et al.'s (2007) Integrative Affirmative Supervision; Bieschke et al.'s (2014) Competency Based Model; and Ladany et al.'s (2005) Critical Events Model). Examples of innovative supervisory interventions that can be used to help facilitate clinician competence in supporting the LGBTIQ community will be shared via supervision case examples. Attention will be given to examining how the cultural identities of the supervisor, supervisee, and client population may influence the focus and direction of the supervisory relationship (Burkard, Knox, Hess, & Schultz, 2009; Ladany et al., 2005). Cross-cultural limitations and implications will be addressed.
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