Cognitive–behavioral therapies are the most popular form of mental health services offered today. But with this popularity comes an urgent need for standardized training and education for emerging cognitive–behavioral therapy (CBT) clinicians.
This handy guide offers an evidence-based approach to supervision of emerging CBT practitioners. The authors' approach is based on two key concepts: feedback that is geared toward strengths as well as weaknesses, and stimulates problem-solving and growth; and demonstration, by which a supervisor takes part in role-playing exercises and even shows videos of his or her own work with clients, in order to model the experiential knowledge trainees need to succeed.
Using a wealth of case examples, including material from a supervision session with a real trainee (from the DVD Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy Supervision, also available from APA Books), Newman and Kaplan demonstrate how trainees can learn to think like effective CBT practitioners, from conceptualizing cases and matching interventions to the individual needs of each client, to the comprehensive and subtle understandings of cultural competency and professional ethics.
Essential Dimensions/Key Principles
Structure and Process of Supervision
Handling Special Supervisory Situations
Supervisor Development and Self-Care
Research Support for the Supervisory Approach, and Future Directions