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.

A Final Word

A Final Word

Becoming an effective supervisor requires a genuine engagement with self-awareness and learning how to be a skilled trainer (Lane and Corrie, 2012). This does not occur instantaneously and entails ongoing commitment as we discover how to juggle the multiple tasks that the role bestows upon us, and how best to engage others in making sense of the complexity of the work in which they engage.

There is an inevitable tension in CBT supervision between helping therapists develop the necessary subject matter expertise and enabling them to remain open to the complexity of the phenomena that they encounter in practice. We have tried to hold this tension in the book, and at the same time present ways to respond creatively. The development ...

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