Contemporary Family Therapy

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 9–20

Live supervision in the postmodern era of family therapy: Issues, reflections, and questions

  • Kenneth V. Hardy
Transformations in Family Therapy Supervision

DOI: 10.1007/BF00903484

Cite this article as:
Hardy, K.V. Contemp Fam Ther (1993) 15: 9. doi:10.1007/BF00903484


This article asserts that the family therapy field is approaching an epistemological shift from structuralism and positivism to postmodernism and relativism. The confluence of these movements: feminism, constructivism/constructionism, and cultural relativism is cited as a major impetus for the shift. Live supervision is examined within the context of this transformation, with a discussion of implications for the future.

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kenneth V. Hardy
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  1. 1.Marriage and Family Therapy ProgramSyracuse UniversitySyracuse