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.

Structure your Sessions: Creating the Architecture of CBT Supervision

Structure your Sessions: Creating the Architecture of CBT Supervision

Structure your Sessions: Creating the Architecture of CBT Supervision

Learning objectives

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

  • Develop a structure that can support a consistent approach to selecting supervision interventions.
  • Structure supervision sessions effectively as a function of supervisee need and stage of professional development.
  • Develop a supervisory style which is congruent with your brand and context.


In its broadest sense, the aim of CBTS is to enhance the clinical effectiveness of supervisees for the benefit of their clients. But how best can you achieve this in a way that remains consistent with the theoretical and procedural requirements of a CBT approach?

In the same way that CBT therapists emphasize the benefits of ...

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