Dr. Brad van Eeden-Moorefield, Professor in the Family Science and Human Development department, recently published Constructing Authentic Relationships in Clinical Practice: Working at the Intersection of Therapist and Client Identities, with co-editors Jade Logan, and Scott Browning with Taylor & Francis publishing.
The publishers note, “This essential text explores the intersectionality of the self in therapeutic practice, bringing together theoretical foundations and practical implications to provide clear guidance for students and practitioners. Bringing together a collection of insightful and experienced clinicians, this book examines the ways in which intersectionality influences all phases of clinical and supervisory work, from outreach, assessment, and through to termination. Integrating research with clinical practice, chapters not only examine the theoretical, intersectional location of the self for the therapist, client, or supervisee, but they also consider how this social identity affects the therapeutic process and, crucially, work with clients. The book includes first-hand accounts, case studies, and reflections to demonstrate how intersections are influenced by gender, race, and sexuality, offering practical ideas about how to work intentionally and ethically with clients.”
Dr. van Eeden-Moorefield’s professional research and interests include Relationship dynamics that promote individual and family health and well-being among historically minoritized families; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice; Impacts of microaggressions, discrimination, and inequities on families; Intersectionality and Identity Development; Remarriage and Stepfamilies; LGBTQ+-headed families; Program Development and Evaluation; Qualitative and Quantitative Internet Methodologies.