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.

Choose your Interventions: Selecting Methods to Enhance Proficiency

Choose your Interventions: Selecting Methods to Enhance Proficiency

Choose your Interventions: Selecting Methods to Enhance Proficiency

Learning objectives

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

  • Audit and evaluate the range of interventions that characterize your current supervisory practice.
  • Be clear about what are essential and optional interventions in the context of your setting.
  • Increase your ability to select supervision interventions that are optimal for the learning and development needs of an individual therapist.


Having completed the learning activities from the previous chapters and identified an appropriate structure and style for your supervision, you are now well placed to identify specific interventions through which you can systematically facilitate the CBT proficiency of those whom you supervise.

One implication of the notion that good CBTS ...

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