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.

Preparing for Supervision

Preparing for Supervision
Preparing for Supervision

In Part I we consider what needs to be in place in order to establish an effective and ethical basis for CBT supervision (CBTS). This is the ‘Prepare’ phase of the PURE Supervision Flower and focuses on the first three petals, as shown below:

Figure 2 The PURE Supervision Flower: Prepare

Reading this section and working through the various exercises in these first three chapters will enable you to identify, plan for, and work effectively with those factors that provide the foundation for an effective working relationship that will meet your supervisees’ learning and development needs.

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