Episode 9 - Dr. Hilary Weaver: Culturally Competent Supervision
Monday, December 15, 2008, 10:50:04 AM
This episode features Dr. Hilary Weaver speaking at the Fourth International Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision, convened in Buffalo, NY, Spring 2008. Dr. Weaver discusses diversity issues in the context of supervision, highlighting the Transactional Model of Identity and the critical role supervisors have in promoting, modeling, and developing cultural competence within human service organizations.
a new approach towards cultural competence, Sunday, February 10, 2019
By Jennifer M. :
Dr. Weaver looks at cultural competence in a new way. Instead of using the traditional categorical model of understanding a person’s cultural identity, she suggests we use a transactional model which comes from the field of anthropology. She describes the categorical model as a laundry list of characteristics about working with a specific culture. I think she is correct in deciding to use a transactional model which encourages dialogue and self-reflection. Dr. Weaver also stresses the need to consider gender, racial, and power dynamics in the supervisory/worker relationship. I think it’s important that she points out when social workers feel safe to speak to their supervisors, they feel respected and become more effective and culturally competent.
things to consider, Thursday, August 25, 2016
By Shelly H. :
I appreciate this presentation, as it raised some questions I hadn't considered, and ideas about macro ways of thinking. The presenter was clear and easy to listen to.
cultural competency , Monday, April 23, 2012
By Allyson Day :
This podcast was enlightening and brought up a lot of issues that surrounds being culturally competent. Dr. Hilary Weaver states that being color blind (meaning not seeing color of a person) is like being culture blind. This meaning that if you do not see the color you do not see the culture of the person. From this we, as a society have changed out view about being color blind to being aware of the different cultures and being sensitive to them, in other words competent. There are three main attributes that one needs to be successfully culturally competent. Those attributes are knowledge, values/attitudes (self awareness) and skills. I feel that being self aware is the key to being culturally competent.
research and theoretical models of cultural competence in supervision, Saturday, July 11, 2009
By Kieran O'Donoghue :
Professor Weaver, highlights in this address the need for both research and the development of theoretical models of cultural competence supervision practice. This important keynote address encourages supervisors in multicultural settings to address issues of cultural difference within the supervision relationship and as they pertain to the supervision of practice.
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