Because the first half of this final chapter is very personal, it is characterized by a lack of citations. We wish to summarize where we hope we have been together with you, and share some personal thoughts about the lifelong process of becoming a family therapy supervisor. In the second half, we discuss the supervision of supervision.
We have written an introductory textbook on family therapy supervision. One of our prepublication reviewers observed the paradox inherent in this. On the one hand, our goal is to provide something very basic and simple. We want to eschew esoteric concepts and jargon. We want fundamental concepts to be clear and not obscured by sophisticated splitting of hairs. On the other hand, we are writing to an audience of experienced clinicians and, in many cases, experienced supervisors. Because we are painting in broad strokes and eschewing jargon, some highly educated and experienced individuals may at first glance perceive our work as simplistic. It is not. We believe that, as you have traveled along with us, you have seen how this work is informed by a wealth of clinical experience, book knowledge, and research. Nevertheless, if your experience with us through this book is a journey, we understand that the departure point and destination will differ for each of you. Our approach has been designed to meet each of you where you currently stand, and to facilitate your progress to your uniquely personal next step.
We are also aware that there are two other excellent treatises on family therapy supervision on library shelves. Why have we offered a new one? In working with