Provision of CBT Clinical Supervision

Clinical Supervision is provided with the aim that practitioners are able to work within the BABCP Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics as published by the BABCP in 2017.

In particular it will help you as a practitioner:

The standards of conduct, performance and ethics you must keep to 1. act in the best interests of service users 2. maintain high standards of assessment and practice 3. respect the confidentiality of service users 4. keep high standards of personal conduct 5. provide any important information about conduct and competence 6. keep knowledge and skills up to date 7. act within the limits of knowledge, skills and experience and, if necessary, refer the matter to another practitioner 8. communicate properly and effectively with service users and other practitioners 9 effectively supervise tasks that you have asked other people to carry out 10. get informed consent to give treatment (except in an emergency) 11. keep accurate records 12. deal fairly and safely with the risks of infection 13. limit your work or stop practising if your performance or judgement is affected by your health 14. behave with honesty and integrity and make sure that your behaviour does not damage the public’s confidence in you or your practice 15. make sure that any advertising you do is accurate 

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In particular, supervision will help you develop skills as described in the CTSR. To this end it is advisable to regularly self assess against the CTSR scale and to provide samples of work for live supervision.

For accreditation purposes you should note BABCP requirements for supervision as reproduced below: 

Supervised Clinical Work 12. You must provide evidence (eg signature or statement by supervisor) of having eight cases supervised during training.  Some of these can be completed subsequently. 13. The supervision should be supplied either by a BABCP-accredited therapist or a practitioner who is principally trained in and practising CBT and is receiving CBT supervision. 14. Four of these eight cases must have been written up as case studies formally assessed as academic case studies, of between 2000 and 4000 words. Some of these can be assessed after your training by an assessor experienced in marking CBT case studies in an academic setting. Signature of assessor or case study marksheet are suitable evidence. 15. At least three of the eight case studies should have been closely supervised, including live supervision using CTS-R or other competency rating scale. These will be in addition to the cases written up as case studies. 16. You must provide a 12-month supervision log showing regular supervision and a minimum of 40 hours of supervision, including live supervision. 17. The log should show an average of minimum of one-and-a-half hours per month total supervision time for a full-time practitioner; this should be regular and may be pro-rata-ed down for part-time practice to a minimum of 45 minutes per month.  Group supervision is acceptable but additional hours will be required. 18. You will need to show a total of a minimum 200 hours CBT clinical hours.

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