Active supervision methods. (Sorry, this event is fully booked.)

Active supervsion methods : a practical and conceptual guide to CBT supervision.

A one-day workshop: 14th March 2014

Led by Mark Latham – Consultant Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Venue: The Heart Centre – Headingley – Bennett Road Leeds LS6 3HN

Arrival with coffee/tea from 0900. Starts 0930. Finishes 4.30pm

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Workshop summary

The use of experiential learning methods in CBT clinical supervision is widely advocated, and yet the evidence suggests they are rarely used in practice. Role-play, modeling, self-practice/self-reflection (SP/SR), and observation of clinical material via video or audio recordings are all used on CBT training programmes in the UK. However, most CBT clinical supervision post-qualification tends to rely heavily, or even exclusively, on case discussion, at the expense of more experiential methods.


This workshop will start off by conceptualising possible reasons why experiential methods are often under-used and will then go on to examine the advantages of using them from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It will help participants explore potential ways of increasing their use of experiential methods in CBT supervision. Perhaps not too surprisingly, the workshop will make extensive use of experiential methods.


Supervisees and supervisors alike should find the workshop is relevant to their current and future CBT supervisory practice.


Intended learning outcomes:

By the end of the workshop participants will be able to

  • Reflect on some of the theoretical and practical advantages of experiential supervisory methods

  • Conceptualise reasons why experiential methods are under-used in supervision

  • Construct personal action plans to increase their use

  • Utilise a range of experiential methods in supervision


Mark Latham


Mark is currently a Consultant Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Head of Training at Newcastle CBT Centre, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. He has had more than 20 years experience as a CBT nurse therapist, CBT supervisor and CBT trainer in the NHS in Leeds and at the University of York and has presented at several BABCP annual conferences. He chaired the BABCP Supervisor and Trainer Accreditation Group 2004-2011 and currently serves as a member of the BABCP Accreditation and Registration Committee. He is BABCP accredited as a practitioner, supervisor and trainer. He has extensive clinical experience working with complex cases and has a special interest in clinical supervision, training methods and learning processes.

Book for the event here. Regular fee: £99. Early Bird (up to January 14th 2014) £89. Student /Unwaged: £69. This includes all refreshments and a light lunch.
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