Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



counseling, clinical supervision, intersectionality, feminism, multicultural

Subject Area

Clinical Supervision, Counseling, Counselor Education, Mental Health Counseling


Intersectionality addresses multiple areas of diversity while considering areas of power, privilege, marginalization, and oppression. Intersectionality as a theory has gained recognition and utilization in multiple fields, including counseling. Intersectionality can and should be utilized in counseling supervision while maintaining a focus on the development of counselors in training. Intersectional supervision is a part of social justice work, the “fifth force” in counseling. The authors provide context for intersectionality as a theory and apply intersectionality to the multiple roles that supervisors take on in the context of supervision. Potential impact on clients is discussed. Suggestions for specific supervision techniques and even potential questions for supervisees are also included.



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