Date of Completion
LGB affirmative training, marriage and family therapy supervision
Sandra A. Rigazio-DiGilio, Ph.D.
Rona Preli, Ph.D.
Robert Ryder, Ph.D.
Field of Study
Human Development and Family Studies
Doctor of Philosophy
This study is a replication of Burkard, Knox, Hess, and Schultz’s (2009) study of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) affirmative and non-affirmative supervision. Using a consensual qualitative research (CQR) design as described by Hill et al. (1997, 2005), LGB supervisees from COAMFTE-accredited master’s and doctoral programs were interviewed regarding their experiences of LGB-affirmative and non-affirmative supervision. Supervisees were asked to describe a LGB-affirmative event and a LGB-non-affirmative event from their past or current individual or group supervision. Supervisees were asked the ways in which these events affected their personal and professional development, the supervisory relationship, and their work with clients.
O'Brien, Nicole, "Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Supervisees' Experiences of LGB-Affirmative and Non-Affirmative Supervision in COAMFTE-Accredited Training Programs" (2013). Doctoral Dissertations. 66.