Reflecting on “Issues Supervising Family Violence Cases”


  • Patrice A. Keats Simon Fraser University


In reflecting on Dawn McBride’s article entitled Issues Supervising Family Violence Cases, I use a case study to confirm and add to McBride’s ideas. Specifically, areas of focus include advocacy and social influence with disabled clients, dangers for counsellors related to violent partners or family members, additional issues about agency documentation and confidentiality, cultural aspects of family violence in relation to immigrants, and attending to mental illness and vulnerability to violence. Finally, McBride includes a handout covering areas that would initiate supervision for counsellors involved with this population; strong support for its distribution is advocated.

Author Biography

Patrice A. Keats, Simon Fraser University

PhD, counselling psychology Home Phone: 604 575 0837 X HIGH




How to Cite

Keats, P. A. (2010). Reflecting on “Issues Supervising Family Violence Cases”. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 44(3). Retrieved from



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