Experiential exercises in MFT training: Gender, power, and diversity

Ronald Jay Werner-Wilson

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An experiential exercise that is used to empower Marriage and Family Therapy students and systematically introduce students to feminist themes is described. Faculty in the university's theatre department recruit their students to serve as client families. Role-play exercises with theatre students based on vignettes developed by clinical faculty increases realism and includes other training benefits. This approach is consistent with a feminist model of training and supervision.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-229
Number of pages9
JournalContemporary Family Therapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2001


  • Diversity
  • Feminism
  • Marriage and family therapy
  • Role-play
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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