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Negotiate a Contract: Preparing the Terms of the Learning Agreement

Negotiate a Contract: Preparing the Terms of the Learning Agreement

Negotiate a Contract: Preparing the Terms of the Learning Agreement

Learning objectives

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

  • Appreciate why it is important to negotiate an explicit supervision contract with all those to whom you offer CBTS.
  • Construct supervision contracts that are fit for purpose in the context of your service setting and unique supervisory offer.
  • Identify and avoid common pitfalls in the contracting process.


Once you have clarified your own ‘brand’ of CBTS (Chapter 1), and established the context in which that brand is delivered (Chapter 2), you are well placed to devise a supervision contract that will frame the work that follows.

Osborn and Davis (1996) describe the development of ...

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