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.

Understand the Context: Identifying your Key Stakeholders

Understand the Context: Identifying your Key Stakeholders

Understand the Context: Identifying your Key Stakeholders

Learning objectives

After reading this chapter and completing the learning activities provided, you will be able to:

  • Be more aware of the impact of the wider context in which you are delivering CBTS.
  • Better understand how this wider context shapes how you deliver CBTS.
  • Identify the key ‘stakeholders’ whose interests and priorities need to be accommodated within any agreed supervision contract.


Having established the values and beliefs that underpin your approach to supervision, we now examine the wider context in which supervision is mandated and delivered. In the past 50 years or so, the ways in which psychological interventions are organized and delivered have changed exponentially (Lunt, 2006). CBT is delivered amidst an increasingly complex array ...

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