The effectiveness of CBT depends on the quality of the supervision and training that is provided to its practitioners. A Manual for Evidence-Based CBT Supervision is intended to significantly strengthen the available resources for training and supporting CBT supervisors. The authors drew on the insights of many accredited CBT supervisors to develop the guidance, and the work is built firmly on an evidence-based approach.
This manual will also be useful for individual supervisors and to those who support and guide trainers and supervisors (e.g., peer groups, consultants, managers, administrators, training directors), as the authors include training supervision guidelines and training materials (e.g., video clips, guidelines and PowerPoint slides).
In summary, this manual provides critical guidance in a number of areas:
- Training resources and evidence based guidance to individual supervisors in a continuing education/professional development workshop format
- Criteria and guidance (including measurement tools and competence standards) to support the certification of supervisors
- Assisting in a “train the trainers” approach suitable for agency or organization-based training of supervisors
- Coaching and training supervisors and supervisees remotely, through supplementary materials and an interactive website
Keywords: CBT; training CBT supervisors; CBT credentials; CBT certification; CBT supervisors; evidence-based approach; Cognitive Therapy; Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy; Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy; Behaviour Therapy; Behavior Therapy; Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Behavioural Psychotherapy; Behavioral Psychotherapy; Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy; REBT; Rational Emotive Therapy; RET; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; ACT; Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy; MBCT; Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction; MBSR; Behavioural Activation Therapy; BAT; Dialectical Behaviour Therapy; DBT; Relational Frame Theory; RFT; Exposure Therapy; Exposure with Response Prevention; ERP; Cognitive Restructuring; Eye Movement Desensitisation/Reprocessing; EMDR; Compassionate Mind Training; CMT; Compassion Focussed Therapy; CFT; Anxiety Management Training; AMT; Imaginal Exposure Therapy; Activity Scheduling; Graded Exercise; Sleep Hygiene Training; A-B-C Model; Arbitrary Inferences; Automatic thoughts; Cognitive Errors; Cognitive Homework; Cognitive restructuring; Cognitive Therapy; Collaborative Empiricism; Coping Skills Program; Disputational Methods; Distortion of Reality; Internal Dialogue/Inner Speech; Irrational Belief; Label and Mislabeling; Musturbation; Overgeneralization; Personalization; Polarized thinking; Rationality; Role Playing; Selective Abstraction; Self-Instructional Therapy; Shame- Attacking Exercises; Stress-Inoculation Training