Training Marriage and Family Therapists as Family Business Advisors: A Supervisory Model

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dianne H.B. Welsh, Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Family business advisors play a crucial role in assisting family businesses on issues surrounding the business, the family, and both. One issue that has not been addressed is the ideal supervision modality while training marriage and family therapists as family business advisors. Using a modified Delphi method, ten marriage and family therapists experts in consulting family businesses were asked about the best way to supervise therapists being trained as family business consultants. The findings suggest a supervisory model which combines supervisors from the same and different field of expertise as the supervisee. The authors apply these results and suggest a supervisory model that could be implemented by the Family Firm Institute's certificate program which could include a generalist and specialist certificate to train specialized family business advisors.

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Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal, 19(1), 1-40
Language: English
Date: 2013
Marriage counseling, Ethics, Family business, Consulting, Management

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