Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2002

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Dianne C. Draper

Second Advisor

Harvey Joanning

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-193

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Dilek Tinaz

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI3073484

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

163 pages

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