Intersectionality in family therapy training: Inviting students to embrace the complexities of lived experience

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While intersectionality has become an established and much used theory in feminist and critical race studies, the concept remains relatively underused by systemic family therapists and on family therapy training courses. And yet systemic therapy embraces the multiplicity of human existence and examines the interplay of power relations. This article attempts to fill this gap by emphasizing the usefulness of intersectionality in representing the complexities of lived experience and by presenting an exercise to introduce students to intersectionality in family therapy training.
Original languageEnglish
Article number37
Pages (from-to)583-589
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Family Therapy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2015



  • intersectionality
  • Training
  • Therapy

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