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.

Assess your Supervisory Skill: Building Methods to Evaluate Practice

Assess your Supervisory Skill: Building Methods to Evaluate Practice

Assess your Supervisory Skill: Building Methods to Evaluate Practice

Learning objectives

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

  • Be aware of the competences needed to supervise effectively.
  • Identify your strengths and development needs as a supervisor.
  • Devise a process to obtain feedback on your supervisory competence.


Becoming an effective CBT supervisor relies not only on subject matter expertise, but also on an ability to self-assess proficiency so that practice can be enhanced over time. The aim of this chapter is to enable you to assess your supervisory skill, with a view to deciding how to progress your professional development (which we consider further in Chapter 12).

The position taken in this chapter is that ...

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