You have questions, we have answers!
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 Letter of Completion. You are encouraged to obtain certification in cognitive therapy through the Beck Institute CBT Certification program.
Your supervisor will rate your therapy recordings using the Cognitive Therapy Rating Scale (CTRS). In order to receive a Letter of Completion, you must obtain a score of 44 three times and be recommended by your supervisor. You must attend all ten sessions and submit at least nine recordings. 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, secured file-sharing service that Beck Institute provides to all trainees. You will be provided with all the required information to access 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 and Canada, you must have a license if your state requires it. We ask you to provide the appropriate documentation before the start of your term.
For supervision sessions, you will record clients from your own practice. Beck Institute does not provide clients 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.
You will need to use a digital voice recorder that converts to audio files. You can find an example by clicking here.
Yes. Beck Institute supervisors represent a wide variety of expertise in using cognitive therapy with a range of disorders and specific populations.
Yes. If we are unable to provide you with the supervisor you request, we will match you to an available supervisor whose training and experience match your needs and interests.
Our faculty supervisors are highly skilled cognitive therapists who have extensive training in the Beck model and experience using CBT in a wide range of settings across populations.
They have been identified by Beck Institute as experts with skills in facilitation and supervision. Our faculty lead workshops and provide supervision and consultation.
You may pay tuition by check drawn on a U.S. bank or by credit card.