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Doctoral Dissertation Announcement
Candidate: Brandi L. Pritchett-Johnson
Doctor of Philosophy
Department: Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Title: African American Experiences of Race Relations in the Supervision Dyad
Dr. Lonnie E. Duncan, Chair
Dr. Patrick Munley
Dr. Susan Piazza
Date: Friday, October 14, 2011 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
3210 Sangren Hall
Everything we do is embedded within multiple contexts of collective and individual historical events that culminate in present day encounters. As an increasing number of racial minorities have entered the ranks as mental health practitioners, the configuration of the treatment and the supervision dyad has changed (Owens-Patterson, 2002). Research has evolved to include multiculturalism in general as well as its presence in supervised training. The fundamental aim of this study is to explore, capture, and describe the supervision experience from the nuanced perspective of African American supervisors. A qualitative approach was employed using in-depth interviews to capture the complexity of race relations within the supervision dyad through an African Centered framework, aiding in our understanding of supervised training dynamics.