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.

Increase your Expertise: Developing and Looking After the Self

Increase your Expertise: Developing and Looking After the Self

Increase your Expertise: Developing and Looking After the Self

Learning objectives

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

  • Consider how you can increase your expertise while also looking after yourself.
  • Reflect on how to take forward your development as a CBT supervisor, drawing on the material provided in this book.
  • Prepare for the changing employment landscape that characterizes professional practice.


The content of this book has been organized around the PURE Supervision Flower, which we have offered as a visual heuristic for assisting supervisors (and those who train them) in identifying specific areas that can inform a process of honing knowledge and skill. In this final chapter, we return to the PURE Supervision ...

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