Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Human Development and Family Studies
Dianne C. Draper
This study presents an emerging qualitative inquiry about relational transformation in family therapy supervision at the Houston Galveston Institute (HGI), a postmodern collaborative learning community. Ethno-phenomenology is used as a blended methodology. The researcher acknowledged the participants performing co-researchers of their experiences of relational transformation through supervision relationships. Ten participants, seven supervisors and three supervisors, described their experiences of transformation through their supervision relationships at a postmodern collaborative learning community, the HGI. All participants defined transformation and the process of relational transformation in reference to their own experiences of transformation and their understandings of theory of social construction. As they described their experiences of supervision, supervision relationships, and the learning community at HGI, they also shared their stories, addressing the characteristics of the community that facilitate transformation in them. In addition, participants discussed how a learning community could become a relational, transforma-generative context that eventually facilitates and encourages transformation in all its members who are the learners of family therapy.
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Tinaz, Dilek, "Relational transformation in family therapy supervision: a qualitative inquiry in a postmodern collaborative learning community " (2002). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 549.