Examining Power in Supervision: The Importance of Recognizing Systemic Imbalances

Supervision is an integral part of the clinical training experience for students and post-graduates seeking licensure. As a result of the supervisee-supervisor relationship, power is a natural part of this existence and should be addressed from the onset of supervision. This presentation will explore what power can look like in supervision, how to identify imbalances, and the tools both supervisees and supervisors can use to rebalance power for an authentic supervisory journey.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to define power as it relates to supervision.
  2. Participants will be able to identify imbalances in supervision.
  3. Participants will learn and explore tools to rebalance power.

Dr. Tracy is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who provides counseling for individuals, couples, and families. As a therapist, she believes that relationships are the building blocks of life, whether it’s a relationship with a person, place, or thing. With a focus on how relationships impact our daily life, she provides a safe and confidential environment for clients to share and explore current or past concerns.

With nearly a decade in the mental health field,  Dr. Tracy has worked with clients during varying chapters of their lives.  Dr. Tracy provides counseling in numerous areas. Through premarital and marital counseling, she has helped couples navigate various relationship issues, such as infidelity and financial loss. She has also counseled families experiencing parenting challenges, including child rearing and the process of adoption.

Working with clients affected by addictions, Dr. Tracy has facilitated individual and group substance abuse and mental health services for adolescents and adults. Furthermore, she has counseled male and female victims of sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence. She has also helped these clients during their recovery and restoration. In addition, Dr. Tracy has counseled children and adults experiencing grief due to death and divorce.

Dr. Tracy also provides supervision for graduate students, post-graduate interns seeking licensure, and AAMFT Supervisor Candidates.