Kirk Honda Publishes Book on Clinical Supervision

Congratulations to Antioch University Seattle Couple and Family Therapy core faculty member Kirk Honda, who recently published his book Multirole Clinical Supervision: Evidence, Reflections, and Best Practices. Honda was inspired to write about clinical supervision two years ago after a CFT student asked him about his philosophy of clinical supervision. He began writing a short paper on supervision but as he reviewed the research and reflected on his experiences in supervision, the paper slowly grew into a book.

Passionate about the topic of clinical supervision, Honda believes equipping supervisors with the skills and tools to supervise effectively is key to supervision success. “My life mission is to make a positive difference in the world, and helping the helpers is my humble effort toward meeting that mission,” he says.

In the book, Honda shares meaningful personal experiences around supervision that shaped how he thinks about clinical supervision in the field. “I was fired from my first internship by an abusive, ineffective supervisor who almost put an early end to my career as a therapist,” Honda recalls. Throughout the book, he writes about this experience and shares what he learned from it.

Along with his personal examples, and those from other supervisors and supervisees, Honda’s book can help readers learn about the evidence-based best practices of the 19 crucial roles in clinical supervision.

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