My experiences as a globe trotter has taught me the valuable life lesson, “change is the most constant”. I have used this motto as my strength while working as a foreign student advisor and as a Marriage and Family Therapist with young adults and their families. In some ways, I have been a skill-based brief therapist with a lifelong connection with my clients as they grow into adulthood.
I envision my philosophy of supervision as a Jenga block. My “Jenga Block” model of supervision is a transformative developmental journey with a deliberative practice of self-compassion, cultural neutrality, storytelling, and commitment to a relationship.
My Jenga Block Model
Understanding human, systemic, and ecosystemic development and functioning require a holistic and recursive perspective. School-specific models are insufficient to deal with the wide variety of presenting issues or client types encountered by therapists like me. The “Jenga Model” forms an array of variables used to conceptualize the essential aspects of individual, systemic and ecosystemic development, therapy, and supervision. It will be constructed over pillar blocks of theories vested in models like Integrative approach, attachment styles, deliberate practice of self- compassion, a transformative developmental journey, mindfulness, narrative reflective storytelling, and commitment to a relationship. The development of the Jenga blocks is totally dependent on the complex relationship between the key players: the client(s), supervisee, supervisor, the context, and the