All professionals who practice psychotherapy must do so within the legal requirements of their own locales. No legal body regulates the practice of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT); however, competent cognitive behavior therapists 1) have received training and supervision specific to CBT and 2) undertake ongoing efforts to develop and maintain their competence. Beck Institute strongly supports certification by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy as a way to promote standards of practice and care.
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.
You will receive a Letter of Participation documenting your participation in the supervision program and you may enroll in additional terms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For supervision sessions, you will record clients from your own practice.
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.
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