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.

Undertaking supervision
Undertaking supervision

In Part I we considered what needs to be in place in order to establish an appropriate, effective and ethical basis for CBT supervision. We considered the beliefs and values you have about CBT and supervision as a basis for clarifying your particular ‘brand’. We examined the context in which your CBTS is provided and how this will impact on what you offer. We then used this understanding to develop a contract that provides the basis for a learning journey while also establishing clear expectations and parameters for the work that is to follow.

Figure 3 The PURE Supervision Flower: Undertake

Having completed the necessary preparations for undertaking supervision, in Part II we build on this by considering the content of supervision ...

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