1st Edition

Simply Effective CBT Supervision

By Michael J. Scott Copyright 2014
    192 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    192 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    CBT is the most widely endorsed Evidence Based Treatment (EBT) for psychological disorders. This innovative volume exclusively addresses CBT Supervision, which plays a vital role in the translation of CBT from an EBT to routine practise.

    Supervision requires a combination of knowledge and skill – the knowledge of the appropriate CBT protocol for the situation and the skill to equip the practitioner with the competencies to deliver these protocols in the context in which they are operating. In Simply Effective CBT Supervision, Michael J. Scott provides a unique guide to the particular skills necessary to monitor the fidelity and competence with which an EBT is implemented. There is an emphasis throughout on the importance of experiential learning, with detailed transcripts of supervisor-supervisee conversations, a focus on group supervision and the management of group processes. The power differential between supervisor and supervisee is acknowledged and addressed with guidelines and safeguards that will ensure that client needs can be addressed in a spirit of collaborative empiricism, and the text also covers the importance of matching the supervisor and supervisee. The book also incorporates downloadable worksheets for supervisor and supervisee.

    Covering the skills necessary to be an effective CBT supervisor, this is the ideal book for current and prospective CBT supervisors looking to extend their knowledge base.

    Supervision Past, Present and Future. Supervision and Clinical Decision Making. Matching Supervisor and Supervisee. Fidelity and Flexibility. The Supervisory Context. Group Supervision. Supervising Dissemination and Complexity. Supervision of Supervisors.


    Michael J. Scott is a consultant psychologist working in Liverpool. His previous books in this series are Simply Effective Group CBT and Simply Effective CBT and he is the author of seven other titles including CBT for Common Trauma Responses and Moving on after Trauma. Dr Scott is currently an external examiner at Sheffield Hallam University.

    ‘In this comprehensive book, Dr Michael Scott highlights the art and science of CBT supervision. He has left no proverbial stone unturned. This book illustrates how knowledge of RCTs can be used to inform the supervisory conversation and thereby enabling the supervisee to reflect upon and use the most suitable CBT protocols for the client’s presenting problems. Dr Michael Scott has written a tour de force on CBT supervision.’ - Professor Stephen Palmer PhD, Centre for Stress Management, London, UK