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NES Specialist Supervision Training (CBT)

In line with the Roth and Pilling (2008) Supervision Competences, it is recognised that in order to deliver supervision in some modalities, including CBT, additional knowledge and skills are required. 

NES, in partnership with leading experts and prominent clinicians has developed this blended learning package designed to meet the specialist needs of those supervising high intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapies.

The course is run by NES throughout the year and new courses will be put on the Portal. (click here for access Eligible staff will have a recognised qualification in CBT, have been practicing (under recognised supervision) for a minimum of 2 years and have already completed the NES GSC course. Staff must have consent from their manager and PTTC/CLC to complete the application form.

The learning outcomes for the course are

  • To be able to identify your own competences in CBT supervision.
  •  To be aware of the CBT models of supervision which inform supervisory practice.
  • To develop your understanding of what is expected in terms of the particular roles of a supervisee and supervisor in CBT supervision.
  • To increase your confidence and competence in using one example of a CBT competency rating scale, the Cognitive Therapy Scale-Revised (CTS-R) as a learning and feedback tool in CBT supervision.
  • To be able to adapt CBT supervision for varying learning needs within the context of high-intensity practice.
  • To be able to problem solve different CBT supervision scenarios.
  •  To be able to use a structured evaluation form, the Supervision Adherence and Guidance Evaluation (SAGE) to receive feedback on supervision (and for self-reflection).

Once applicants are accepted onto the course, they will be able to access the following components of

1. A comprehensive e-module including a self assessment of competence and a review of the evidence base and models most relevant to supervision of CBT. This will take approximately 3 hours to complete.

2. A one day face to face training which is predominantly experimental and designed to develop specific skills.

3. A post training e-module which includes a review of the content and a brief assessment of learning.