Mirrors, clocks, maps, and music: A South African response to family therapy supervision/training
Journal/Book: Contemp Fam Ther. 1999; 21: 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013-1578, USA. Kluwer Academic-Human Sciences Press. 203-215.
Abstract: Once upon a time a training unit embarked upon a Journey. The Journey was to encompass a year's training and supervision in family therapy. Bags were packed to the brim with theory and training methods. One day the Unit left the bags behind to see what would happen if they travelled light and let the students bring their own luggage to the examination. Students were expected to describe their relationships with the interviewed families, and their training through a story. The great exam day came. Inspired students used innovative ideas and metaphors to describe the Journey. This article tells the story about these stories and the Unit's learning from them.
Note: Article Ramsden JMS, Family Life Ctr, 1 Cardigan Rd, ZA-2193 Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA
Keyword(s): family therapy; metaphors; students; training; creative description; imagination