What is good CBT supervision? What makes an effective supervisor? How can qualified CBT therapists learn to become good CBT supervisors who work effectively with their supervisees? These are some of the questions addressed in this practical new book, examining what it takes to be a competent and confident CBT supervisor. Using the authors’ unique framework of learning – the PURE Supervision Flower – the book equips trainees with the skills and competencies needed to prepare for, undertake, refine and enhance supervision practice across a wide range of settings. Structured around the PURE Supervision Flower, the book is divided into four parts: Preparing for Supervision explores how to establish an effective and ethical base from which supervision can occur Undertaking Supervision focuses on the practical delivery of CBT Supervision Refining Supervision offers insights into managing the supervisory process and relationship Enhancing Supervision hones competencies by considering complex ethical challenges and CPD. Packed with activities, tips, case studies and reflective questions to help consolidate learning, this is essential reading for CBT practitioners training in and already providing supervision across a range of settings.



What makes an effective supervisor? What is good CBT supervision? How can CBT supervisors best facilitate the development of those they supervise, and how can qualified CBT therapists learn to become good CBT supervisors? These are some of the questions we seek to address in this book.

In our work as CBT trainers, one of the first questions we ask those who approach us for supervision is not only what they are seeking from us, but also what they believe makes a good CBT supervisor. Working with many practitioners over many years, we have been struck by the similarities in the responses received, which express a belief that a CBT supervisor will ideally:

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