Does Beck Institute offer supervision of supervision?

Yes. If you are interested in learning to supervise other cognitive therapists, you must first successfully complete one standard term of supervision and receive 3 scores of 50 or higher on the CTRS. You must also receive a recommendation from your supervisor to begin supervision of supervision.

What happens if I do not meet the requirements for successful completion of your supervision program?

You will receive a Letter of Participation documenting your participation in the supervision program and you may enroll in additional terms.

What kind of credential will I receive upon successful completion of your supervision program?

When you successfully complete the supervision program, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. You are encouraged to obtain certification in cognitive therapy through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

What are the requirements for successful completion of the supervision program?

Your supervisor will rate your therapy recordings using the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale (CTRS). In order to receive a Certificate of Completion, you must obtain a score of 40 three times and be recommended by your supervisor. Trainees who do not reach competency  receive a Letter of Participation and may enroll in additional terms.

I do not have English-speaking clients. Can I still participate in your supervision program?

Yes, trainees may submit translated transcripts of therapy sessions in lieu of session recordings and receive voice-to-voice supervision. Alternatively, we may be able to provide you with a Beck Institute supervisor who can listen to your tapes and conduct supervision calls in other languages such as Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, and Thai. Some international trainees who speak English decide to offer treatment at a reduced fee, if need be, to an English-speaking client.

How will I submit my recordings to my supervisor?

Recordings will be submitted through a private, password-protected file-sharing service that Beck Institute provides to all trainees. You will be provided with unique login information for this service prior to the start of your supervision term.

I do not have a license. Am I eligible to participate in your supervision program?

International trainees are not required to have a license. If you practice in the US, you must have a license if your state requires it. We ask you to provide the appropriate documentation.

Am I responsible for securing clients, or does Beck Institute provide them?

For supervision sessions, you will record clients from your own practice.

How many clients should I record each week for supervision?

We recommend that you record two consenting clients per week. Recording more than one client at a time is helpful in the event that the primary client you’re using for supervision misses a session.

What device do you recommend for recording client sessions for supervision?

You will need to use a digital voice recorder that converts to audio files. You can find an example by clicking here.